plain of 6 glaciers teahouse ride
Departure times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
$215.00 per person – Approximately 4 Hour Ride
The mountain trail ride to the Plain of Six Glaciers is a continuation of the trail that takes you to the end of Lake Louise. We travel to the base of Victoria Glacier where you can view numerous breathtaking glacial fields as well as Mount Victoria.
The trail travels beneath spectacular rock faces, and through sub-alpine forest, and across large avalanche paths along the slopes of Mount Whyte. We next travel to a viewpoint where the ‘Plain’ can be observed. This is a long glacier at the base of the lower Victoria Glacier.
From horseback you will view six other glaciers: Lower Victoria, Upper Victoria, Aberdeen, Lefroy, Upper Lefroy, and Popes. The splendour that is Lake Louise was created by the flow of these glaciers millions of years ago.
Traveling the last leg of your trip your guide will take you to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse, built in 1924, at 7000 feet as a base for Swiss Guide mountaineers. This trail gives you grand views of Lake Louise and the lower valley floor as you descend in elevation.