The parking lot at The Fairmont fills up early (before 7:30) especially on busy weekends. Plan to arrive early or take the shuttle from the town of Banff.
Crowds are large at Lake Louise all day but take some time to walk a little bit around the lake to find empty space for that perfect shot.
Mirror Lake is worth a stop to enjoy the quiet and crystal clear waters. Plus, take a few photos with The Beehive.
A short hike from Lake Louise is Lake Agnes and the famous tea house. Lines can get very long but there's plenty of space to sit, enjoy the views, and eat a snack.
A walk around Agnes Lake will lead you to steep switchbacks. Take your time for some of the most beautiful views.
The switchbacks lead to the top of the Beehive and offers stunning views of the bright blue Lake Louise and The Fairmont.
The top of the Beehive is huge with multiple lookout points. It's a perfect mid-day stopping point for lunch or just enjoy the views. This hike from Lake Louise takes about 4-6 hours.