Camping in Kananaskis is the best way to immerse yourself in nature and disconnect for a few days. The Kananaskis area rivals mountain scenery found in any of the national parks. You don’t even need to go far from your campsite to get impressive mountain views or ponder life next to a mountain lake.
Camping within close proximity of a town makes it much easier to stock up on groceries and even visit local restaurants for a break from cooking. You can enjoy Canmore camping with several campgrounds within close driving distance to town. There are even some Canmore campgrounds right in the heart of this scenic mountain town.
The Mirror Lake snowshoe trail is one of the most popular short Lake Louise snowshoe trails in Banff National Park. A relatively easy winter trail up a mountain slope on the north side of Lake Louise, snowshoers will be rewarded with a visit to a frozen Mirror Lake.
There are few winter destinations within Banff National Park which are more magical than Lake Louise. With towering snowcapped Rocky Mountain peaks surrounding a frozen lake, a visit to Lake Louise in winter is so special.
Lake Louise is a magical place in the winter time. Standing along the frozen shores of the world-famous Lake Louise, with snowcapped Canadian Rocky Mountain peaks all around, you’ll never forget your visit to Banff National Park.
The Hogarth Lakes snowshoe is one of our all-time favourite easy snowshoe trails in Kananaskis country. It’s our go-to snowshoeing trail any time we want to take an out-of- town visitor snowshoeing, as it’s the perfect easy Kananaskis snowshoe trail for beginners.
As a family who’s been ice skating on Lake Louise for years, we still think this is one of the best things to do at Lake Louise in winter. We return year after year to Lake Louise in January to skate on the lake and see the Lake Louise ice sculptures.
The Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival is part of Banff’s SnowDays celebration and is always a big draw for visitors to Lake Louise in winter. The Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise is host to a world-class ice-carving competition.
When you are planning your Banff winter itinerary make sure to leave some time for a visit to Lake Louise. There are so many wonderful Lake Louise winter activities that your biggest challenge will be deciding how to fit them all in.
Since we started snowshoeing in the Rockies over a decade ago, the Penstock Loop snowshoe trail remains one of our favorite easy Kananaskis snowshoe trails. The Penstock snowshoe trail is an easy trail through the forest near the Kananaskis Lakes which provides a wide variety of Rocky Mountain scenery.