A hiker has died after falling while hiking in Banff National Park.

Lake Louise RCMP say that shortly before noon on Saturday July 9 they were informed that a hiker had fallen from Mount Temple.

The adult male was hiking with a group of experienced hikers, lost his footing while climbing and slipped on a patch of snow and ice.

Parks Canada helped with the use of their helicopter and the male was found approximately 3,300 feet from the initial site where he fell.

Lake Louise RCMP send their condolences to all involved in this tragedy.