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Lake Louise
Travel Guide

Banff National Park which includes snow, landscape views and tranquil scenes

This remote hamlet is named after its glacier lake, which is so picturesque and placid that you won’t believe it’s real.

All of the glacial lakes of Canada’s Rocky Mountains are stunning, but there is something about Lake Louise that makes it look too good to be true. Yet, this hamlet is very real and even though it feels like it’s a world away from Calgary, it’s not hard to reach. Finding a diamond like this deep in the vast wilderness of Banff National Park certainly adds to the lake’s appeal.

The village of Lake Louise, 3 miles (5 kilometers ) downhill from the lake, has shops, gear rental stores, restaurants and a range of accommodation options. The stately hotel Chateau Lake Louise is part of the elevated Lake Louise Mountain Resort at the lake’s edge, providing a scenic place to eat, rest or soak in the spa.

Lake Louise is a popular tourist destination during both the ski season and summer months and offers plenty of exciting, or relaxing, activities year-round.

In summer, put your feet up in the resort or camp out in the wilderness. If you like hiking or horse riding, join a guided tour to traverse the trails around the lake, until you reach the point where you can overlook Peyto Lake with its beautiful turquoise-colored water. Another trail leads to Mirror Lake. Canoeing is the best way to explore the lakes, because the water is too cold for swimming.

By winter Lake Louise is in full swing again as it shifts to accommodate the flocks of wintersports fanatics. Lake Louise is home to some of Canada’s best powdery slopes. The town’s luxury ski resorts offer gear rental and direct shuttles to the mountains.

Reach Lake Louise, in the province of Alberta, by driving along the Trans-Canada Highway northwest from Banff, a 35-mile (57-kilometer) journey. Buses from Calgary, which has an international airport, take just over two hours to get to Lake Louise, but the best way to see the area is by car. The next town up, Jasper, is more than three hours away along the Icefields Parkway, a very scenic journey.

Deer Lodge
Deer Lodge
3 out of 5
109 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB
The price is NT$3,590 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Located near the slopes, this Lake Louise hotel is in the mountains and within 6 mi (10 km) of Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse, Lake Louise Mountain Resort, and ...
3.4/5Good! (996 reviews)

Reviewed on 2021/6/20

Deer Lodge
Lake Louise Inn
Lake Louise Inn
3 out of 5
210 Village Road, Lake Louise, AB
The price is NT$4,267 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise Mountain Resort, and Lake Louise Gondola. Louise ...
4/5Very Good! (1,736 reviews)
"What a beautiful spot with lovely staff. We had a great time celebrating a 50th birthday. The staff could not have been more accommodating, kind and helpful. The rooms were all renovated and spacious. Would definitely stay again in the future and thank you to everyone at the Lake Louise Inn for making ..."

Reviewed on 2021/6/14

Lake Louise Inn
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
4 out of 5
111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB
The price is NT$10,140 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Situated on a lake, this spa resort is steps from Louise Lake and Icefields Parkway. Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Lake Louise Gondola are also within 6 mi ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (985 reviews)

Reviewed on 2021/6/4

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
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Chancellor Peak Chalets
Chancellor Peak Chalets
3.5 out of 5
2924 Kicking Horse Road, 28KM East of Golden, Golden, BC
Situated in a rural location, this cabin is 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from Yoho National Park and 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from Wapta Falls Trailhead. British Columbia Visitor ...
4.3/5Excellent! (127 reviews)
Authentic chalets in nature
"This was my second stay at Chancellor Peak. We stayed in chalet #14 which is private with an amazing view of the Peak and the surrounding nature. The chalet complex is located right at the Kootenay River. The area is very quiet and there are bears as well. A black bear came looking for food around ..."

Reviewed on 2019/9/28

Chancellor Peak Chalets
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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