|Why not bring your class to Lake Louise and discover how you can contribute to the survival of a Grizzly, understand why the Rocky Mountains are composed of ancient sea creatures, and learn
how some unique Canadian wildlife survive in tremendously harsh mountain environments.
Our Mission: To encourage conservation, preservation and respect for all components of the Rocky Mountain environment through natural history interpretation. The Lake Louise Gondola travels directly over a protected Grizzly Bear refuge and provides your best opportunity to see a wild Grizzly Bear.
Background and History: The Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola is located in Banff National Park, 4 km from the Hamlet of Lake Louise. The company has a history deeply rooted in outdoor appreciation, from its humble beginnings as a ski in/ski out lodge in the Skoki valley (established in 1931) to the World Class
resort status of today.
Since 1959, people have had the opportunity, in the summer months, to appreciate and learn about the uniqueness of this area by riding the summer gondola. In 2002, the summer program was strengthened with a significant enhancement geared toward interpretive education and visitor experience. An extensive wilderness conservation educational program was established to help guests foster a greater appreciation
of this vulnerable ecosystem and its constituents. The outcome has been exceptional, with over 75,000 guests participating in these programs to date.
This year the summer sightseeing gondola would like to open this exceptional educational opportunity up to school groups in the Calgary area. With a program focused on Grizzly bear conservation/preservation, teachers can fulfill their course curriculum requirements by bringing their classroom to the beautiful mountains of Lake Louise.
What we Offer:
- Pre trip safety messages that are geared toward fulfilling your day at the mountain.
- Experienced Interpretive Guides for all programs.
- 5-minute pre-ride welcome and orientation.
- Walks to explore and discover the ideas being addressed. (*Available once trail is open- approximately mid-June) (group size is a factor)
- Interactive presentations with a variety of props and supplies.
- Free use of our Wildlife Interpretation Center with a variety of in-house displays about local wildlife.
- Photo taking opportunities from one of the best viewpoints in the Park.
- Program handouts.
- Program opportunities for teacher-directed activities if so desired.