A C T I V I T I E S
There is a lifetime worth of travelling to do in the Canadian Rockies! To see and do it all in a few short days is merely unattainable. There are however, a couple attractions and activities worth making a priority.
M O R A I N E L A K E
Visiting Moraine Lake has become one of the most popular attractions in the Rocky Mountains, aside from the famous Lake Louise that is. We recommend using the shuttle service provided by Parks Canada to get to Moraine Lake. If you would like to use your own vehicle to get to Moraine Lake, we suggest getting there before 6:00am or after 7:00pm in the peak of the summer. Moraine Lake’s parking lot is small, and is usually filled in the wee hours of the morning. Once the parking lot is full, Parks Canada closes the entrance to the Moraine Lake road until vehicles exit, at that point they will reopen the road, but only for a few minutes. So plan ahead, and enjoy the early mornings!
G U I D E D H I K I N G W I T H G R E A T D I V I D E
While working as naturalists for Parks Canada, I and my partner Nadine Fletcher founded Great Divide Nature Interpretation in 1997. We are award-winning naturalists and Interpretive Guides Association accredited “Master Interpreters,” widely considered to be among the best guides in the area. Nadine stepped away from the business in 2020.
Join me for edu-taining tours that feature an equal mix of fun and learning!
W H I T E W A T E R R A F T I N G
Wild Water Adventures is a great and reputable company, providing guaranteed adventure for varying ages and abilities. The daily roster allows rafters to pick the trip that best suits their adventurous spirit – bouncy and splashy whitewater, non-stop BIG whitewater, or a bit of both. No matter the trip, rafters are bound to get wet! It is best, if possible, to make a reservation a couple of days in advance. The front office is more than happy to assist with making a reservation, or to answer any questions you may have.
H O R S E B A C K R I D I N G
TIMBERLINE TOURS (403) 522-3743 BREWSTERS STABLES (403) 762- 5454
There are two tour companies in Lake Louise: Timberline tours and Brewster Stables. Both companies are very comparable and offer spectacular tours with breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. Inquire with both companies regarding pricing and availability.
G L A C I E R T O U R
PURSUIT BANFF JASPER COLLECTION (866) 606- 6700
Walking on a snow-covered glacier in the middle of summer is nothing short of spectacular. A trip to the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca glacier is a great way to spend a day. You can take a walk on the Skywalk and take a bus tour up to the Glacier with Columbia Icefield Adventure package. You can even taste the glacial fresh water. Located an hour and half past Lake Louise towards Jasper on Highway 93, it is well worth the drive.