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.

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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