Summer Trail Rides

Lake Louise - Banff National Park

An extraordinary combination of nature and human history has created the glory that is Lake Louise – wild, beautiful, and unforgettable. In the world’s imagination, this is Canada. Through Brewster Lake Louise Stables, today’s visitors can relive the experience of the original visitors to Lake Louise. Whether a winter sleigh ride to the end of Lake Louise or a summer trail ride to a mountain guide teahouse, your Brewster adventure is sure to be unforgettable.

This century old riding stable, offers daily trips to famed locations such as the Plain of Six Glaciers, Lake Agnes Tea House, Paradise Valley, and the Giant Steps. There is no better way to experience the Canadian Rockies than on horseback. A soul-cleansing sense of peacefulness is yours as you breathe the fragrant air, gaze at the mountain panoramas, and enjoy your horseback adventure.

In 1882, Edwin Hunter, a Stoney First Nations guide, led early guide and outfitter Tom Wilson to the shores of the "Lake of Little Fishes". Known today as one of the world's top ten natural wonders, the glory that is Lake Louise is approximately one mile above sea level.

 


Trail Ride Rates

Destination Lakehead Ride
Departure times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm

Our Destination ride travels along the northwest edge of the Lake through a century old sub-alpine forest of spruce and fir trees. As we travel to the end of the Lake, Mount Fairview can be seen to the east, with Mount Victoria to the south. The emerald color of the Lake can be seen through the trees as your ride progresses. At the end of the Lake, our final destination, you can look back to view the Chateau Lake Louise and have the opportunity for breathtaking photos.

  • $94.50 per person – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hour Ride
  • Approximate Rate in US dollar $69.20

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Lake Agnes Tea House Half-Day Ride
Departure times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

Known as one of the most popular trails in the Canadian Rockies, our Lake Agnes teahouse ride will climb to an elevation of 7000 feet to a tarn nestled in a valley high above Lake Louise. This historic mountain teahouse, named after the wife of Canada’s first Prime Minister, was originally built in 1901, and rebuilt in 1981.

The trail follows along the tree line of Lake Louise through a large growth of sub-alpine forest rich with Spruce and Fir trees. You will see Lake Louise below and the lower level of Fairview Mountain. As the trail climbs steadily to your teahouse destination you will soon view the base of Big Beehive Mountain and Mirror Lake. Mirror Lake is often referred to as “the goat’s looking glass” as mountain goats till populate this area.

Climbing above Mirror Lake, the massive peaks of Mount St. Pirah, Mount Aberdeen and the glacial peaks of Mount Temple will all come into view. Mount Temple is the third highest peak in Banff National Park, at 11,500 feet high.

  • $157.50 per person – Approximately 3 Hour Ride
  • Approximate rate in US dollars $115.30

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Plain Of Six Glaciers Tea House Ride
Departure times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

The mountain trail ride to the Plain of Six Glaciers is a continuation of the trail that takes you to the end of Lake Louise. We travel to the base of Victoria Glacier where you can view numerous breathtaking glacial fields as well as Mount Victoria.

The trail travels beneath spectacular rock faces, and through sub-alpine forest, and across large avalanche paths along the slopes of Mount Whyte. We next travel to a viewpoint where the ‘Plain’ can be observed. This is a long glacier at the base of the lower Victoria Glacier.

From horseback you will view six other glaciers: Lower Victoria, Upper Victoria, Aberdeen, Lefroy, Upper Lefroy, and Popes. The splendour that is Lake Louise was created by the flow of these glaciers millions of years ago.

Traveling the last leg of your trip your guide will take you to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse, built in 1924, at 7000 feet as a base for Swiss Guide mountaineers. This trail gives you grand views of Lake Louise and the lower valley floor as you descend in elevation.

  • $194.25 per person – Approximately 4 Hour Ride
  • Approximate rate in US dollars $142.20

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Full Day Expedition Ride
Paradise Valley, Giant Steps, Lake Annette and the Horseshoe and Glacier
Departure times: 9:00 am (Day Ride)

The all-day ride to Paradise departs Brewster Lake Louise Stables at 9:00 am and travels along the east side of Mount Fairview.

You ride through alpine forest and gradually climb through a tree line forest of Larch. Larch trees grow only at tree line and normally only about 7000 feet. The needles on these trees turn a golden yellow in the fall or late summer. As we approach Temple Mountain we turn on to the trail to Lake Annette where we have our lunch stop. We continue on the High Line Trail going by the Giant Steps Waterfall.

Once your guide takes you up above tree line you will have a spectacular view of the massive Wenkchemna Peaks, or the "Valley of Ten Peaks". Wenkchemna is a Stoney First Nation word that means ‘ten’.

The high alpine meadows you traverse are filled with mountain wild flowers as well as a small group of little lakes called Minnestimma Lakes, another Stoney word that refers to “sleeping waters”.

This is an amazing high alpine ride, and a special place in the Canadian Rockies.

"Longest day ride at our Lake Louise Stables, suitable for intermediate to experienced rider only and includes a nutritious lunch”.

  • $299.25 per person – Approximately 7 Hour Ride
  • Approximate rate in US dollars $219.10

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Special All-Day High Line Ride
Departure times: 9:00 am Departure (Day Ride)

Travel to both Lake Agnes and Plain of Six Glacier Tea House along the High Line Trail: A ride that allows you to visit both mountain teahouses and travel the famous High Line trail. On this ride you get the experience of both teahouse rides in one day.

  • $262.50 per person – Approximately 6 Hour ride
  • Approximate rate in Us dollars $192.20

 


Additional notes:

  • Schedule varies daily and is subject to change. (applicable to all rides)
  • Rates do not include GST.
  • Hourly trips are available at $50.00 per person – please inquire about the schedule.
    Based on availability; all times are approximate
  • All guests departing on horseback riding  rips must sign an indemnity waiver before trip departure. The waivers must be witnessed by a Brewster Mountain Pack Trains employee and require your full mailing address and signature. If our guests are under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will also be required to sign along with the rider that is under age.
  • Please note that all riders must be a minimum of 52” tall and 8 years of age. Weight limit of 250lbs.
  • Riding helmets are offered to all persons 17 years and under.