Three Great Rocky Mountain Hikes

The Post Hotel & Spa owners share their top picks 

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Swiss-born brothers André and George Schwarz came to Banff and Lake Louise more than 40 years ago for the skiing, and eventually stayed for good. In 1978, with no previous hotel experience, the brothers purchased the then-dated Post Hotel, which they've transformed from a so-so ski lodge into a luxurious, award-winning Relais & Châteaux property.

Here, the brothers share their favourite hikes in the Rocky Mountains—where they've called home for more than 20 years. 

Sentinel Pass, Moraine Lake

This iconic hike gains elevation from Moraine Lake for views of the valley and surrounding mountains. In the fall, it’s impossible to miss the larch trees as they turn brilliant shades of yellow and orange.

Fairview Mountain, Lake Louise

Start hiking at Lake Louise and ascend to the summit of Fairview Mountain via a trail and then a scramble. At the top, you’re rewarded with a 360-degree view of the area’s famous peaks

Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park

Every hike from Lake O’Hara is stunning. The region is beautiful; many of the Group of Seven painters were inspired by its alpine lakes, meadows and mountains.