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Situated at the base of impressive glacier-clad peaks, Lake Louise is the jewel of the Canadian Rockies. It’s popularity as a destination ages back to the early decades of the 20th century and our guides continue to provide amazing guest experience at this natural beauty.
It’s popularity as a destination ages back to the early decades of the 20th century. The Canadian Pacific Railway saw the beauty in the region and established the luxury Chateau Lake Louise on its shoreline. Situated at the base of impressive glacier-clad peaks, the lake is often referred to as the jewels of the Canadian Rockies. The lake is filled with beautiful emerald water against a stunning mountain backdrop.
The lake is about 2.5 kilometres long and 90 metres deep and was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria). The emerald appearance of the lake comes from the rock flour that is carried into the lake from glacial melt water, as a result the lake glows a deep emerald. Also within the National Park, nearby Moraine Lake with its indigo blue waters and Lake Agnes are also accessible from the hamlet town of Lake Louise. The hamlet provides a base for tourists hiking and enjoying the national park and is home to about 700 residents.
Lake Louise is a protected mountain destination that provides options for both summer and winter activities. The summer days are quite long in the mountains. These long days provide many hours for you to explore and take in the breathtaking scenery the region offers
Every destination has a lot to offer travellers so we have put together a list of things to do to help you make the most of your time in Lake Louise. Our favourite Lake Louise attractions are provided below. You’ll easily find more suggestions from our friendly staff. On all our tours, our guides can provide you assistance on the ground and our pre departure assessments will also assist you in getting the most out of each destination you visit.
We stay at the Lake Louise Inn. This hotel is located in the township close to local shops and restaurants. It is approximately 4.5km from the lake itself.
Shorts or Slacks? Singlet or Scarf? Our snapshot of the weather in Lake Louise will assist you in packing for the destination. The weather can changes quite quickly and differently in the mountains and by the coast, therefore its always a good idea to pack for both warm and cold days.
Learn your way around the destination before you arrive using this map of Lake Louise produced by Banff Lake Louise Tourism as a handy tool to get around the hamlet as well as some restaurant ideas for places to eat.
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