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Thu, 20 Aug 2020

4 Ways to Discover Summer at Lake Louise

With gorgeous views, wildflowers, wildlife, alpine lakes, and glaciers, it’s no surprise that hiking and sightseeing in Lake Louise is an iconic attraction. There are a variety of things to explore, but if you are looking for an enriching summer adventure, escape the crowds at Lake Louise Ski Resort Summer Gondola.


Lake Louise Summer Gondola, Banff National Park.

Soar 6893 feet up on the sightseeing gondola to panoramic views. Visitors of all ages and abilities have a chance to explore the alpine here. As you are travelling on the chairlift, keep your eye out and your camera ready! The view is spectacular and there are many opportunities to spot wildlife. This is one of the best and safest places to view a grizzly bear.


Lake Louise Ski Resort’s alpine in the summer, Banff National Park. Photo by Jason Macqueen.

Above the sightseeing chair, there are a variety of scenic trails. Ranging from 1.7 km to 2.5 km (round trip), there is so much to discover at Lake Louise Ski Resort’s alpine in the summer.


Get to know some of Banff National Park’s most impressive animals in the Interpretive Centre located at the top of the summer gondola. The displays and stations have a wealth of information on the area and what makes this place so special. Even if you spend most of your time outdoors in the park, you will still learn so much more about the plants and animals that make up this beautiful area.


Whitehorn Bistro at Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff National Park. Whitehorn Bistro – Photo by Shannon Martin

There are so many options to choose from at the resort. From coffee and pastries to BBQ and fondue, there is always great food with a view from base to peak. While you are up exploring the top, stop at the Whitehorn Bistro. With unbelievable views and masterful culinary creations, it is one of the best patios in the Bow Valley.


The spectacular natural features of Lake Louise Ski Resort in the summer is an unforgettable experience. A day here will connect you closer with nature and give you a rewarding summer adventure.


  • If you are planning on hiking, check for trail closures ahead of time - they may be in place due to the presence of bears or adverse weather.
  • There is plenty of free parking for cars and RVs at the resort.
  • Remember your camera – the views and wildlife are plentiful.
  • Do you have a 23/24 SkiBig3 Season Pass? If so, the chairlift access is included in your summer benefits.

With so much to do in Banff National Park, you will need more than a day or a weekend to fit it all in. Try visiting midweek when it is quieter, and there are more deals and value-add offers.

Talk to our in-destination Reservations Team today to plan a personalized trip, or book your lodging, rentals and experiences online. With a flexible change policy and no risk cancellation options, this might be the coveted safe summer escape you crave.