Mount Temple is the highest peak in the Lake Louise area that belongs to Banff National Park in Alberta. Located in Bow River Valley between Moraine and Paradise Creeks, the mountain dominates the area providing stunning panoramic views in any direction. Named after Sir Richard Temple in 1884, Mt. Temple is one of the most popular climbing destinations in Banff National Park.
There are several routes for climbers to go up. The easiest is the south-west route that offers a moderate scramble for experienced hikers and requires an ice axe. North Face is also quite secure. The best time to climb Mount Temple is from mid-July through August when the snow has melted. An 8-mi (13-km) trail is a very challenging scramble, but the view from the top is totally worth it.