Three people were taken to hospital from the Lake Louise area on Tuesday afternoon after a tree fell into a climbing area.

Witnesses say the tree fell about 80 to 100 metres during high winds onto a group of climbers below.

EMS officials say they were called to the area at about 1:00 p.m. and that three patients were transported from the scene.

STARS picked up a man in his 20s from Mineral Springs Hospital and flew him to Foothills Medical Centre in critical condition.

There is no word yet on where the people were from.