Most people visiting Lake Louise also take a trip to Banff, and in the winter it’s a great destination for a day trip if you need time off from skiing. The absolute best way to see the spectacular mountain scenery around the town of Banff and beyond is to take a ride on the Banff Gondola. Located just 5 mins from downtown Banff, the gondola ride takes just 8 mins and leaves you at the top of Sulphur Mountain where you can stroll along the boardwalk and admire the impressive peaks and valleys in every direction. There are restaurant facilities and a shop at the top, so you can easily take shelter from the weather if you need to.
The Banff Gondola is open year round, except Xmas Day or for maintenance. For specific dates and times, check their website at www.explorerockies.com.
Nothing depicts a Canadian Rockies winter scene quite like the sight and sound of a team of huskies pulling a sled along a snowy trail surrounded by an evergreen forest. A dog sled ride is a lot of fun for all ages and if you are staying in Lake Louise you can do it just 5 minutes from your hotel. You can choose between a half hour ‘teaser’ or a 1.5-2 hr tour, and on the longer tour you can do the musher’s job and ‘drive’ the sled yourself!
It’s certainly a special and unique trip, and you don’t often have the opportunity, so you should strongly consider it while you are in Lake Louise.
For more information, prices and times visit www.kingmikdogsledtours.com.