Fairview Lookout, Lake Louise

Located within Banff National Park, Fairview Lookout overlooks idyllic Lake Louise. After a short and fairly easy uphill hike, you will be awarded with priceless views of the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the eponymous lake, and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. The lookout platform lies 1,830 m (6,000 ft) above sea level. During the winter, the track is covered with a thick layer of snow, so wear snowshoes or hiking crampons. Our Banff National Park trip itinerary maker site makes visiting Fairview Lookout and other Banff National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A bit of a steep climb to get to this lookout. Offers a nice view of Lake Louise and the Chateau. The trail leads you through snow covered trees that look beautiful draped in a blanket of snow. This t...  more »
  • This trail climbs and in some spots is a bit steep. I was glad to have snow shoes with grips. Took about 30 min up and 20 min down. Nice over view at the top. Saw a family with a kid on a saucer going...  more »
  • A beautiful view of Lake Louise, just watch the climb is median and long, if you are out of shape don't risk, elderly and very young children, ditto.
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