Exciting Day Journeys: Canmore's Close Access to Banff National Park

Explore the Natural Beauty Surrounding Falcon Crest Lodge

Situated in the picturesque Canadian Rockies, Falcon Crest Lodge offers an ideal starting point for your adventures in Banff National Park. With its convenient location just a brief drive away, you'll find yourself immersed in a landscape of azure lakes, majestic peaks, and untouched wilderness. Start your journey from Falcon Crest Lodge and uncover the unforgettable attractions that await you!

1. Lake Louise: The Jewel of the Rockies



Lake Louise, with its stunning turquoise waters mirroring the snow-capped peaks, is a picture-perfect gem. Here's a suggested itinerary for your day trip:

  • Morning: Begin your journey from Falcon Crest Lodge with a scenic 40-minute drive to Lake Louise. Arriving early is recommended to secure parking.
  • Lakeside Exploration: Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore, soaking in the serene beauty and enjoying the views of the majestic Victoria Glacier.
  • Hike to Lake Agnes: For those seeking adventure, embark on the Lake Agnes Trail (3.4 miles round trip) to reach the delightful Lake Agnes Tea House.


2. Moraine Lake: A Glacial Wonderland



Moraine Lake, nestled amidst the Valley of the Ten Peaks, is another stunning gem. Here's a suggested itinerary for your day trip:

  • Morning: Drive approximately 10 minutes from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake.
  • Rockpile Trail: Embark on the Rockpile Trail for breathtaking views of Moraine Lake and the surrounding peaks. Don't forget to capture that iconic photo!
  • Canoeing: Rent a canoe and enjoy a peaceful paddle across the shimmering waters, surrounded by towering mountains.
  • Sentinel Pass Hike: For those seeking a challenge, consider the Sentinel Pass Hike (8.6 miles round trip) for panoramic vistas.


Suggestions for a Smooth Day Excursion

• Shuttle Service: For a hassle-free experience, consider using the Parks Canada shuttle from the Lake Louise Park and Ride. It's advisable to book your shuttle tickets in advance.
• Early Arrival: Beat the crowds and enjoy the serene beauty of the lakes by arriving early.
• Gypsy Guide App: Make the most of your trip with the Gypsy Guide App, your virtual tour guide offering insights and information throughout your journey.

Remember, these day trips are just a glimpse of the wonders awaiting you. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a photographer, or simply seeking serenity, Falcon Crest Lodge’s proximity to Banff National Park ensures unforgettable experiences. Pack your camera, lace up your hiking boots, and let the adventure begin!