At Fairmont Banff Springs & Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

We are an outdoor activity retail & rental store in The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and The Fairmont Banff Springs, in beautiful Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

What to Bring on Your Adventures

Conditions change rapidly in the mountains, so being prepared really comes in handy! We recommend the following:

  1. Navigation – Map, compass, guide book, GPS (note that cell phone coverage is limited in the Mountain Parks)
  2. Sun Protection – Sunscreen, sunglasses
  3. Insulation – Extra jacket, waterproof pants, hat, gloves (wool, down, fleece, polyester, NO cotton)
  4. Illumination – Flashlight, headlamp
  5. First Aid Supplies – First aid kit, bandages
  6. Fire – Matches, lighter
  7. Repair Tools – Multi-tool, knife, duct tape
  8. Nutrition – Always bring an extra supply of food (we recommend high protein foods like trail mix, jerky and cheese)
  9. Hydration – Water bottles or water treatment system (Lake Louise sits at an elevation of 1750 m above sea level so staying hydrated is extremely important)
  10. Emergency Shelter – Tent, tarp or reflective blanket
  11. Bear Spray – Pepper spray and a holster to carry on your belt (and learn how to use it)

Don’t forget your camera and National Park Pass!

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