Epic Day Trips: Canmore’s Proximity to Banff National Park

Discover the Natural Wonders Near Blackstone Mountain Lodge

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Blackstone Mountain Lodge provides the perfect base for exploring the stunning beauty of Banff National Park. Conveniently located just a short drive away, you'll be surrounded by turquoise lakes, towering peaks, and pristine wilderness. Embark on epic day trips from Blackstone Mountain and discover the iconic spots that await!


1. Lake Louise: The Jewel of the Rockies

Lake Louise is a postcard-perfect gem, its turquoise waters reflecting the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Here’s your day-trip itinerary:

•    Morning: Depart from Blackstone Mountain Lodge and drive approximately 40 minutes to Lake Louise. Arrive early to secure a parking spot.
•    Explore the Lakeshore: Stroll along the lakeshore, marveling at the mirror-like surface and the grandeur of Victoria Glacier.
•    Hike to Lake Agnes: For adventure seekers, hike the Lake Agnes Trail (3.4 miles round trip) to reach the charming Lake Agnes Tea House.

2. Moraine Lake: A Glacial Wonderland

Moraine Lake is another jewel, nestled amidst the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here’s your day-trip plan:

•    Morning: Drive approximately 10 minutes from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake.
•    Rockpile Trail: Follow the Rockpile Trail for jaw-dropping views of Moraine Lake and the surrounding peaks. Capture that iconic photo!
•    Canoeing: Rent a canoe and paddle across the iridescent waters, surrounded by towering mountains.
•    Sentinel Pass Hike: If you’re up for a challenge, consider the Sentinel Pass Hike (8.6 miles round trip) for panoramic vistas.

Tips for a Seamless Day Trip

•    Shuttle Option: To avoid parking woes, take the Parks Canada shuttle from the Lake Louise Park and Ride. Reserve your shuttle tickets in advance.
•    Early Start: Arrive early to beat the crowds and witness the lakes in tranquil splendor.
•    Gypsy Guide App: Enhance your journey with the Gypsy Guide App, your virtual tour guide providing insights along the way.

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, Blackstone Mountain Lodge’s proximity to Banff National Park ensures unforgettable experiences. Pack your camera, lace up your hiking boots, and let the adventure begin!