With three different mountain to explore—a combined 124 miles of terrain—you’re legs are bound to get tired. Don’t hesitate to take a day from the slopes and explore the area, there are limitless things to in Banff Lake Louise. You have an array of options from touring through the frozen winter wonderland to relaxing in hot springs, shopping or dining.
History enthusiasts can check the many Banff Lake Louise museums, including the Canadian Ski Museum, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Buffalo Nations Museum and Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Banff’s Lux Cinema provides a great evening activity for the whole family. And if you’re really looking to relax and recoup, head to the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs and soak your soreness away. While you’re in the area don’t miss a ride up the Sulphur Mountain Gondola, which provides epic views and great photo opportunities.
As the gateway to Banff National Park, you’re ensured a host of outdoor activities to experience. You can explore the gorgeous surrounding wilderness via snowshoe, dog sled, sleigh ride, cross-country ski tours or a winter hiking tour. If you’re really looking to get adventurous, and are an experienced climber, consider a Banff ice climbing excursion. And if you want to enjoy the quietness of the area the way Canadians do spend afternoon ice fishing.
There’s also a host of evening star-lit tours, including a night skiing excursion at Lake Lousie and Banff Alpine Lights at Sulphur Mountain which includes a traditional Canadian meal, local music and a light display under the stars.