The Lake Louise Gondola, a Canadian Rockies Must-See

Lake Louise is a popular part of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies for sightseeing tourism, and for good reason. With its amazingly brilliant blue-green lake, majestic snow-capped peaks, and lush forests it’s hard to beat for Rocky mountain beauty, scenery and activities.

Take the Lake Louise Gondola to see classic Rockies sights.

One of the best ways to literally “see it all” is by taking a ride on the Lake Louise Gondola, which opens May 15 each year. The Lake Louise Gondola gives you the best views in Banff National Park throughout the 14 minute ride up.

The chair is fully enclosed and comfortable, and with the amazing views, it’ll seem like the shortest 14 minutes of your life. Don’t worry, you can always do it again if it went by too quickly!

And while the ride up is over after 14 minutes, you’ve still got a lot ahead of you. You’ll find yourself at 6850 ft, with some of the best view of Banff National Park you’ll find anywhere. Get some great pictures that you’ll never forget from here, then choose from several hiking trails, ranging in difficulty from easy strolls to fairly challenging climbs.

This is also one of the best places in the park for viewing Canadian Rockies wildlife, including the ever-elusive Grizzly Bear, so don’t forget the camera!

Lake Louise has some great deals on gondola rides, including the Ride & Dine for $28 where you get a breakfast or lunch buffet included in the price of the ticket. It’s a great way to get fed and see some of the best Banff National Park and Lake Louise have to offer!

Inside Lake Louise

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Canadian Rockies Lodges & Inns

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Get great deals on lodging in our newly renovated rooms & cabins surrounded by Jasper scenery.

Johnston Canyon
The Johnston Canyon Resort is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies in beautiful Alberta.

Mount Robson Inn
A Jasper hotel offering family friendly accommodations in the Canadian Rockies with landscapes that will capture your heart.

Mountaineer Lodge
Comfortable lodge located in Lake Louise, nestled in a pine forest with tremendous views of Mount Temple and its summit glacier.

Canadian Rockies Activities

Banff Backpacking & Mountaineering
We are the premier provider of trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Banff ATV Tours & Zipling
Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on an ATV Tour. Or have fun Ziplining in Banff, Alberta!

Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls & elaborate ice caves!

Whitewater Rafting in Jasper, Alberta
Raft the exciting Sunwapta or the Athabasca River, or try the Fraser River in B.C. Raft Jasper!

Raft the Kicking Horse
in Banff, Alberta

The Kicking Horse River is one of the best
known for rafting tours...

White Water Rafting in
the Canadian Rockies

Experience whitewater adventure in the Canadian Rockies...

Golf Banff
Golf Jasper
The best & most beautiful golf courses in the Canadian Rockies...

Canadian Rockies
Golf Guide

Golf BC, Jasper, Banff and the beautiful Canadian Rockies....