The Fairmont sits on Lake Louise at the base of Victoria Glacier. There are several excellent hiking trails that start at the hotel and go around the lake and up toward the glacier, and other small lakes--Mirror and Agnes lakes. The location cannot be beat. Eating in the hotel restaurants you have a beautiful view of the lake and glacier. There is no reason to leave the property--all encompassing. The only drawback is the price. The room and food choices are expensive, but overall, it is worth it. They need to update the gym facilities too, but we were glad to have them at all, along with a nice indoor pool and large jacuzzi. It was a real treat to stay here, thanks!