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.
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.
Tours & Tickets
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 Lake ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
5-Day Rail Tour of the Canadian Rockies: Vancouver to Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise and Kamloops Aboard the ‘Rocky Mountaineer’
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
Duration: 5 days (approx.)