Hiking the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail

From Lake Louise to the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

One of the most scenic hikes in the Canadian Rockies, starts at the end of the Lake Louise shoreline trail and ends with stunning glacier views, after climbing through forests and passing by moraines and gravel debris from the Victoria Glacier.

The moderate hike can take 5 to 6 hours with stops for photos. It is recommended to hike in group of fours. Grizzly bears also like the area! We were two with one bear bell, who worked hard to scare the bears. September is also the berry season, so it was a good push for us to go faster through the bushes – especially when you feel the bear smell!

Once out in the opening, you will be surrounded by spectacular mountains with a panorama view of the Lake Louise. Climbing more and passing the Plain of the Six Glaciers Tea House, you will get closer to the glaciers by following the Abbots Pass.

The tea house was built in 1927 for Canadian Pacific Railway and it is one of the most historic and famous buildings in the Canadian Rockies.

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” – Ansel Adams

Lake Louise

Mountains, Lake Louise delta

Plain Of Six Glaciers hike

Mountain top and glacier

Sasi on the trail

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Lake Louise panorama

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Plain Of Six Glaciers

Rocky Mountains glacier

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Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House

Canadian Rocky Mountains

Climbing Rocks

Lake Louise delta


Plain Of Six Glaciers map