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Worth the hike

Gains a lot of height in a short distance so will get the heart racing, as might the evidence of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GregCollins
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Amazing Lookout

If you are staying at the Fairmont you have to go to this wonderful lookout to take a photo over... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deliahla
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Gains a lot of height in a short distance so will get the heart racing, as might the evidence of bear activity you'll find along the path. View from the top is stunning but don't try walking further, the path is not safe; rather retrace...More

Thank GregCollins
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are staying at the Fairmont you have to go to this wonderful lookout to take a photo over the lake looking at the majestic Fairmont and surrounding scenery.

Thank Deliahla
Reviewed 1 week ago

fairly steep climb, beautiful views from here, away the crowds, opportunity to take even more photos

1  Thank volsfanFranklin_Tn_
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a long hike but it is not the easiest either. Be prepared to walk continuously uphill to the lookout. It's a lot quicker on the way back. It was very buggy when we went, especially at the lookout! Make sure to spray...More

1  Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hike. It took about 45 minutes straight up a hill. We had a stop a few times but the views are worth every step. Do it! You'll be happy you did.

2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The hike up the hill through the forest is very pleasant, and the stunning view at the top well worth the trip.

Thank Micropete
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Fairview Lookout is not for a novice or anyone with a stroller or limited agility, it is a tough hike. Part of Alberta's Banff National Park requires a park pass to experience. Do as much as you can with your passmthere is no place like...More

1  Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The climb up the trail to Fairview Lookout is tough. Its a trail or as I like to call it a Mountain Goat Path up to an incredible view of Lake Louise. We were there the first part of June and there was still some...More

1  Thank Ride A H
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were in Banff for 3 days and did several of the hikes. This hike is worth the trip. We went over labor day weekend so there were still a good amount of crowds so get there early and dress in layers. It was very...More

Thank Reginald B
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The view from the Hoodoos was great. The Fairview is a long way away but the scenery around is spectacular.

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seabird737
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Response from Skislikeagirl | Reviewed this property |
Always have a jacket or rain gear handy. June is unpredictable. It tends to be rainy season, and at high altitudes (like if you are planning to hike to any mountain summits) you will need a fleece or a hoodie at the top. I... More
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