We are an outdoor activity retail & rental store in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs, in beautiful Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. We rent downhill skis & boots, snowboards & boots, xc skis, skates and snowshoes. At our Banff location in the summer we rent e-bikes, hybrid bikes and mountain bikes – and fat bikes in the winter.

Hiking Adventures

Photo: Travel Alberta

Photo: Travel Alberta

Lake Louise Area Hiking

Fairview Lookout – Easy
1 km one way, 100 m elevation gain. Leaving from the boathouse on Lake Louise, this short, steep hike offers you a unique look at both the lake and the historic chateau.

Plain of Six Glacier Teahouse – Moderate
5.3 km one way, 365 m elevation gain. Beyond Lake Louise you’ll discover a high mountain treasure chest; a collection of impressive peaks and glaciers. Here, you can relax and enjoy the view or rest at a quaint Swiss-built tea house (seasonal).

Lake Agnes Teahouse – Moderate
3.4 km one way, 385 m elevation gain. Framed by a quaint European style tea house (seasonal), the Lake Agnes hike is the most “civilized” way to see the Rockies.

Mount Fairview – Difficult
5.1 km to summit, 1013 m elevation gain. In a region that was explored by Swiss Mountain guides in the early 20th century, it makes sense to challenge your inner mountaineer with a steep hike up a famous peak. And the “fair” view at the top? It’s downright spectacular!

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Banff Area Hiking

Hoodoos – Easy
4.2 km one way; 60 m elevation gain; 3 hour round trip. Trailhead: Surprise Corner parking lot on Buffalo Street. 

Tunnel Mountain – Moderate
2.4 km one way; 260 m elevation gain; 2 hour round trip.

Harvey Pass – Difficult
9.5 km one way; 1035 m elevation gain; 7 to 8 hour round trip.  


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