The little teahouse at the end of the Plain of Six Glaciers trail. It is a 5 hour roundtrip trail, not terribly difficult really, but very scenic.
Like most travellers I have tshirts from a lot of the places I visit. This one is a bit different given that its only sold here and one has to do some good hiking to be able to get there. Maybe since you have to work for it a bit it will be more memorable, eh?
Yes, even shopping addicts can get a fix at Lake Louise.
The Samson Mall is curiously owned by the Samson Indian Band in of all places, Ontario. They must be raking in the big bucks, as this place is fantastically busy in the summer. Don't even think about trying to get there in the afternoon, as the parking lot will most likely be full. One time we had to circle around for 15 minutes to get a spot.
There is a grocery store, various gift shops and a couple of restaurants. There is also a bank that can do currency exchange and there's a bank machine if you need some cash.
This is the local centre, not large but has all that you need, a few restaurants, bakery, grocery store, etc etc. Plenty of parking and a petrol station.