The Best Ways To Enjoy Lake Louise In Winter

Often included in lists of the world’s most beautiful ice skating rinks, skating on Lake Louise offers the most spectacular mountain backdrop.  


Cross-Country Skiing at Lake Louise

There are a multitude of cross-country ski trails in Lake Louise and the surrounding area. With almost 20 different trails ranging from easy to difficult, there’s a trail to suit all abilities. 

Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival

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.  

For fat biking in Lake Louise, the Bow River Loop, Tramline, Moraine Lake Road and the Great Divide trails allow winter biking. 

Fat biking in Lake Louise

Winter Walk at Lake Louise

The snow covered Lake Louise lakeshore trail is the perfect place for a slow meander with hot chocolate or coffee in hand. 

Snowshoeing at Lake Louise

Snowshoeing at Lake Louise is a winter activity that anyone can do. You can choose an easy trail like snowshoeing across the frozen Lake Louise. 

At the end of Lake Louise, you’ll find the frozen Louise Falls at over 300 ft and a stunning blue color.  You can’t miss this beautiful frozen waterfall in Banff! 

Visit the Frozen Waterfall at Lake Louise

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