Arrival in Lake Louise. The gem of Canada's oldest National Park, the turquoise blue lake against the lofty mountain peaks makes this a stunning introduction to the Rockies. Soak up the natural splendour, take a canoe onto the lake, enjoy a short walk into the mountains.
You have a number of choices today to explore the staggeringly beautiful scenery of Lake Louise. Step out of your lodge and begin with a hike to the highest teahouse in Canada, hidden in a picturesque alpine valley. Take in the Plain of Six Glaciers and the Beehive formations.
Distance: 17 km, elevation gain 500 m.*
Start the day in Yoho National Park at Takakkaw Falls, third highest falls in Canada. Embark on a thrilling hike on one of the 5 best hikes in the Rockies. Enjoy the rugged, rocky trail along the breath-taking glaciers before descending onto the enchanted tree-lined path passing hidden lakes and glacier-fed rivers. Return to Cathedral Mountain chalets in Field for a quiet evening of relaxation.
Distance: 18 km, elevation gain 695 m or 20 km, gain 300 m.*
With a very short taxi transfer, begin your hike to the luxurious Emerald Lake Lodge. Feel the exhilaration as you reach Yoho Pass. Be enthralled by your first glimpse of Emerald Lake as it glistens in the afternoon sun. Stop for a picnic on the tree lined shores of secluded Yoho Lake while soaking in the natural wonder and inspiring beauty of the area. The spectacular President's Range with waterfalls cascading down the rocks merit a stop.
Distance: 11 km, elevation gain 407 m or 12 km, gain 100 m.*
Explore the beautiful trails around Emerald Lake. Hike to Emerald Basin in the President's Range, which ends in a rocky amphitheatre of hanging glaciers and avalanche paths. Maybe choose the less travelled route to Hamilton Lake, a classic alpine lake. Or perhaps take time to enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Emerald Lake by renting a canoe, relaxing in the hot tub or lingering on the outdoor terrace.
Distance: 11 km, elevation gain 280 m or 11 km, gain 800 m.*
Take a final stroll around magical Emerald Lake before your transfer arrives to return you to Lake Louise, and you can continue onward to your next adventure.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.