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About Lake Louise
Lake Louise is part of what makes Banff National Park a favorite among tourist destinations in Alberta, Canada. The lake, created from a melted glacier, stands at the foot of snow-capped peaks, with Victoria Glacier at its head. Numerous opportunities for recreation bring tourists all year round, whether it’s for ice skating on the lake in the winter or canoeing across the water in the summer. But undoubtedly, the greatest draw is the pure, awe-inspiring scene that stretches from the glistening waters of Lake Louise to the glorious expanse of sky panning the surrounding mountains.
Things to do in Lake Louise
Each season offers new ways to explore and discover the delights of Lake Louise. During the warmer months, spend some time walking around the water on the lakeside path or hiking on the mountain trails that start from the lake. Guided hikes are available through the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or Great Divide Nature Interpretation. Enjoy the tranquility of the water by canoeing or kayaking across the lake. Rent your vessel of choice at the lake resort Fairmont. Rafting is another option for spending time on the lake – opt for an easy float, or amp up adrenaline while whitewater rafting with a guide. On land, horseback riding and rock climbing offer plenty more adventure for explorers. Check out Brewster Adventures or Timberline Tours for information on trail rides and pack trips. Colder weather brings ski season, and Lake Louise Mountain Resort is just a short drive from the lake. From November to mid-May, ski enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of runs for varying skill levels. At the lake itself, visitors can go ice skating or snowshoeing. The Fairmont Chateau has equipment available for rent. Consider a dogsled tour with one of the self-proclaimed oldest dogsled tour companies in the west for an unforgettable experience. A sleigh ride through winter wonderland might be memorable as well.
Day trips from Lake Louise
Lake Louise Mountain Resort is only 3 kilometers away, but ski enthusiasts may end up spending the entire day on the slopes. Skiing and even snowboarding are a given, but the facility also offers free mountain tours, snow tubing, snowshoe tours and more. The village of Lake Louise is also just a short distance from the lake. The Bow Valley Parkway between Banff Town and Lake Louise is great for a drive, scenic with plenty of wildlife to see. For a day of relaxation, visit the Banff Upper Hot Springs, where the hot natural spring water is perfect for a soothing dip. The 1930s-era bathhouse and the outdoor, spring-fed hot pool are open all year round. The day spa on site offers massage therapies, steam room, aromatherapy, and wellness treatments as well. While you’re in the area, visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site to learn more of Banff National Park’s creation. Then there is the Banff Park Museum itself, where you will find over 5,000 natural history specimens, from bees to bears. Round out the Banff museum tour with a visit to the Whyte Museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of Canadian Rockies art and literature. And if you’re left wanting more, head to the Buffalo Nations Museum to learn more about the original inhabitants of the area.
Lake Louise accommodations
A variety of hotels, motels and lodges in the Banff and Lake Louise area provide options for a range of tastes and budgets. In terms of distance, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is the closest to the lake itself. This luxury mountain resort operates all year round, providing experience packages for every season and occasion. The Fairmont is the only lodging-space located almost directly on the lake’s shore. The Deer Lodge is also relatively close, just a few minutes’ walk on foot. This rustic retreat still retains much of its original log structure and décor, but with state-of-the-art perks including a rooftop hot tub and dry wood sauna. About 1.5 kilometers from the lakeshore, Paradise Lodge and Bungalows provide the option of renting a private cabin or cozy suite. With an outdoor barbecue area and children’s playground, this “paradise” is about as family friendly as it gets.
Transportation in Lake Louise
There are a couple of different highways that will get you to Banff National Park. The Trans-Canada Highway, also known as Highway 1, runs east from Vancouver into the park, through Lake Louise, to Calgary. Highway 93 crosses the park from north to south, connecting it from Jasper to Cranbrook in the south. Highway 93 north of the lake is called the Icefields Parkway, while southwest of Castle Junction is known as Banff-Windermere Parkway. If you’re planning on flying into the area, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver all have international airports serviced by national and international carriers. It’s also possible to reach the village of Lake Louise by bus. Direct bus service connects downtown Calgary and the Calgary International Airport with the village. The town of Jasper also has routes to Lake Louise. Limited rail service runs on a sightseeing basis between Banff and Vancouver. Once visitors arrive at the village of Lake Louise, taxis are additional options for getting around.
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