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  • Address: Trans-Canada Highway
  • Admission: Free

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Banff Lake Louise

No wonder stunning turquoise Lake Louise is known as the jewel of the Rockies.

Set in a small glacial valley, surrounded by snow-topped mountains, the lakeshore is threaded with hiking trails and viewpoints. On a clear day, you’ll see the reflected glory of this spectacular place captured in the lake’s mirror-like surface.

Another iconic site is the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort at the northern end of the lake.

While you’re here, ride the gondola to the summit of Mt Whitehorn, go skiing if there’s snow, head to the trails circling the lake or visit the nearby Moraine Lake.

Practical Info

Lake Louise is 57 km (35 miles) north of Banff, a scenic trip by bus or car.

The service town of Lake Louise is 5 km (3 miles) east of the lake. It’s worth taking the 45-minute walk along the footpath, or you can catch one of the regular shuttles.

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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, with its backdrop of the glistening Victoria Glacier, on a full-day guided coach tour from Banff. Marvel at ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $120.51

Columbia Icefield Tour from Banff

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Admire lakes and glaciers on a full day tour from Banff to the Columbia Icefield. Ride the Ice Explorer and settle in as a local guide provides fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $191.02

Classic Hikes from Banff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Hike to classic locations in the Banff and Lake Louise area. Share your passion for the mountains with the local, enthusiastic guides. Explore the trails in ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $84.89

Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River

For an exhilarating day in the Canadian Rockies, enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure on the Kicking Horse River! It’s the perfect way to experience the ...  Read more

Location: Golden, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $90.35

5-Day Rail Tour of the Canadian Rockies: Vancouver to Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise and Kamloops Aboard the ‘Rocky Mountaineer’

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Hop aboard the luxury Rocky Mountaineer train for an incredible 5-day, round-trip journey from Vancouver with two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, giving you ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $3,002.35

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