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Banff National Park

Guided Walks and Hikes

Lake Louise Guided Walk

Investigate the stories of wildlife, people, and glaciers in this spectacular area.

Length: An easy 2-hour walk (one way) along the shoreline trail. Reservations recommended as spaces are limited.
Elevation gain: None. Ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions.
Schedule: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from June 28 to August 30
Fee: Adults: $14.70, Children: $7.35, Seniors: $12.50 (prices include GST).
Meeting Point: Lake Louise, main lakeshore viewpoint

Reservations: Call or visit the Lake Louise Visitor Centre or bring exact change to the trailhead.

Where the Wild Things Walk

Explore one of Banff National Park’s wildlife corridors with a Parks Canada interpretive guide. Follow in the footsteps of some of Banff’s most elusive residents and learn how they are being protected through research and conservation. You never know what the day will hold when you take a walk on the wild side.

Length: This relatively easy, 11.3 km round trip hike takes about six hours to complete.
Elevation gain: minimal - 65 metres. Ensure you are prepared for this level of difficulty and all weather conditions.
Schedule: Wednesday and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from July 16th to August 29th. Bring snacks and a lunch!
Fee: $53.25 per person . Maximum 12 people
Meeting Place: Spray River West trailhead (located behind the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel)


Stroll & Sketch: Experience Banff's natural canvas

Are you ready to combine your love of nature with your inner artist as you create your own personal memory of Banff National Park? Join a Parks Canada Interpretive Guide for a walk along the Fenland trail to discover the unique features of this wetland environment. Upon your arrival at the First Vermilion Lake, you will experience the breathtaking view of Mount Rundle. Here you will join local artist, Stefanie Gignac, who will share her passion for art and creativity with you during a two hour art class. You do not have to be a seasoned artist to participate – you just need to have a love for nature and a desire to be creative and have some fun. Group size is limited to 12 people so book early! All art supplies are provided.

Length: 3.5 hours
Elevation: none
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday July 17th and 31st, August 21st, and September 4th
Fee: $30.00 per person
Meeting Place: Fenland Day-use Area (located on Norquay Road across from the Fenlands Recreation Centre)