Deepen Your Connection to Lake Louise!

Our energetic and knowledgeable guides and interpreters are excited to share stories, enlightening tidbits, and important bear safety training with you to deepen your connection to our beautiful backyard. This insight not only enhances your experience but also inspires you to help keep this place special and safe for everyone.

Discover our Educational Program options below:

Bear Awareness Program

Get Your “Bear”Ings:
Bear Awareness Program

What is the ‘paw’sibility that you may run into a bear while hiking? During this program, our trained staff will explain the accepted behaviours and techniques to reduce your chances of having a negative encounter with a bear (or another animal). While considered a last resort, bear spray is important gear when travelling in bear country in the Canadian Rockies. You will have the opportunity to practice with inert bear spray (provided) that does not contain the pepper and allows you to practice without risk to yourself or others. Once you have learned how to use bear spray, you will be more confident in purchasing it in our retail shop or at our Wildlife Centre at the top of the gondola (and hopefully never have to use it!)

Difficulty: Easy – program takes places in the resort base area (gondola ticket not required, though always recommended!)
Duration: 45 minutes.
Dates: July 1 to September 15, 2024 (conditions dependent).
Time: Daily 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00.
Group Size: 1 to 12 (ages 8 & up). Children and youths must be accompanied by an Adult or Senior.
Cost: Adult (18-64): $40.

Senior (65+): $34.

Youth (13-17): $28.

Child (8-12): $25.

RESERVATIONS

Online reservations must be made at least 2 hours in advance. Reserving within 2 hours? Don’t see a time that works for you? We may still be able to book you dependent on Guide availability. Please email us at guides@skilouise.com, or call 1 (403) 522-1385.

Please note: This program is suitable for those 8 years of age or older.

Arrival details

Please arrive at the Guides’ Cabin 15 minutes before the time of your reservation. The Guides’ Cabin is located between the Lodge of Ten Peaks and Whiskeyjack Lodge.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations are recommended due to limited spaces. Changes to reservations can be made based on availability. Within 24 hours of the hiking time, refunds will not be issued.

Note: Rates shown above do not include tax (5%GST). Pricing subject to change without notice. Dates/times are subject to change as the conditions of hiking trails are weather dependent. Due to the natural grade of the mountain trails, all participants of Guided Hikes/Walks should be of moderate fitness ability and be wear proper hiking or walking footwear and dress for all weather conditions. We recommend bringing sunglasses, water, snacks, jacket and a camera. For Full-Day Hikes, all participants should carry a backpack and bring their lunch (not provided).