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Lake Louise Fall Festival


Horseback Riding to Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House in Lake Louise (photo: Banff Lake Louise Tourism and Paul Zizka)


Sept 5 to Oct 5


There is no better time to see the scenic splendor of Canada’s most famous lake (with its iconic Victoria Glacier backdrop) than during this month of special events that include:
Sept 6: Photography Workshop: What Can I Do to Make My Photos Special? (Parks Canada and Banff Photography)
Sept 6 and 13: Guided Interpretive Hike at Bow Glacier Falls trail with Yoga and Meditation (Parks Canada)
Sept 6, 7, 14, 20 and 21: Special All Day Horseback Trail Rides (Brewster Lake Louise Stables)
Sept 20: Photographing the Fall Landscape (Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola)
Sept 20 & 21: Bear with Me Presentation by Casey Anderson (Sept 20, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; Sept 21 Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola)
Sept 20 & 27: Autumn Glory: The Secrets of the Alpine Larch Tree (Great Divide Nature Interpretation)
Sept 21: To Burn or Not to Burn? (Parks Canada at Lake Louise Visitor Centre Theatre)


From mid September to early October, alpine larch tree needles blaze yellow-gold before they shed for the winter. These Lake Louise walking and hiking trails are recommended for their exquisite fall colors:
Larch Valley to Minnestimma Lakes: 4.3 km one way; 535m elevation gain; 3.5 to 4 hour round trip
Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House: 5.5 km one way; 420m elevation gain, 4 to 5 hour round trip
Lake Agnes Tea House: 3.4 km one way; 385m elevation gain; 2 to 3 hour round trip
Saddleback: 3.7 km one way; 595m elevation gain; 3 to 4 hour round trip
Taylor Lake: 6.3 km one way; 585m elevation gain; 4 to 5 hour round trip
Boulder Pass: 8.6 km to pass; 640m elevation gain; 6 to 7 hour round trip
Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola Trails: Kicking Horse Pass Viewpoint; 1.7 km round trip; 50m elevation gain / Ptarmigan Valley Viewpoint; 3.4 km round trip; 280m elevation gain; Pika Trail; 2.5 km round trip; 140m elevation gain


Ongoing summer and fall activities at Lake Louise include:


Return to Lake Louise in winter for additional activities that include:

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