There are four seeker groups who visit Lake Louise. Which visitor group are you a part of?
Lake Louise is known worldwide for its stunning glacier-fed lake, dramatic mountains, wildlife, and rugged landscapes. It draws visitors for these reasons; however, what visitors actually do when they are in Lake Louise, is entirely different depending on their “seeker” type.
After decades of observations at the Mountaineer Lodge in downtown Lake Louise, we have found there to be four groups of people who seek out their own type of mountain experience.
1. The Chill Vibe Seeker
You love getting away from it all to breathe in fresh Rocky Mountain air because it’s where you recenter yourself. Reconnecting with a loved one without distraction brings you new life. You’re looking for an inviting and cozy place to unpack and unwind. You’ll close the black-out blinds and sleep in, eat breakfast in bed and enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Whitehorn and other peaks from your balcony. There’s no rush for you to get out of the hot tub. The “relax” and “connect” parts of the Warm Up to Winter package are everything you are looking for.
2. The Adrenaline Seeker
You LIVE for fun and a little heart-pounding exhilaration.. You need a great night’s rest for Lake Louise’s many opportunities to hike, bike, ski, snowboard, ice climb, and rock climb. hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and more you plan to pack in for your winter getaway in Banff National Park. You’re checking out the next festival and you feel fulfilled when you can enjoy a beer at the Outpost Pub in the evening and then fall into a comfy bed after a full day of mountaineering. Of course, the next day you plan to do it all over again.
3. The Family Adventure Seekers
Your family loves to try new things. Getting outside to explore new places is how you make memories together. You are planning to skate on Lake Louise and burn off some energy at Johnston’s Canyon Icewalk. Your kids want to find their favourite treat in the Old Tyme Candy Shop and hope to make it a tradition every time you return. You need a place to stay with a good breakfast and a versatile space for quality naps, movie nights and definitely a hot tub to splash in.
4. The ‘Tell the World’ Seeker
You want to find your next big thing. Your itinerary includes renting snowshoes and alpine skis from Wilson Mountain Sports, riding in a Brewster Adventures horse-drawn sleigh, and going on a dogsled tour with Kingmik Dog Sledding. You love to document your excursions on social media, either in town or up the mountain gondola with endless peaks all around. Your hotel room needs to be bright, airy, and share-worthy because you know everyone is going to want to head there next!
So which Lake Louise “seeker” best describes you? Maybe it’s a combination or you are aspiring to be a part of a different “seeker” group on your next trip.