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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 65 Reviews

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

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Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours

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Rocky Mountains Tour: Calgary to Jasper

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Location: Calgary, concludes Jasper, Canada
Duration: 11 hours

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Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

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Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 10 hours

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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $68.25

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