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  • 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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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

On this day trip from Calgary, see the exciting Icefields Parkway on your way to the Columbia Icefield, and explore the Athabasca Glacier with the Ice ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $211.33

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 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 $115.57

Rocky Mountains Tour: Calgary to Jasper

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Travel from Calgary to Jasper on this one-way Canadian Rockies day trip by coach, ideal for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts and casual sightseers alike. ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, concludes Jasper, Canada
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.07

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 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 $192.61

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 $80.59

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Discover Canada's beautiful mountain lakes and waterfalls during this day trip from Calgary. Explore Banff National Park and visit Lake Louise, the 'Jewel of ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.28

Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Animal lovers, don't miss your chance to discover the grizzly bear! Leaving Banff behind, you'll take a ride in a gondola for a great view of grizzly country, ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.16

Banff Tri-Area Ski Pass: Lake Louise Ski Resort

Enjoy skiing at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Canada with a convenient ski pass that grants access to all of the resort’s runs. This ski resort is one the largest ...  Read more

Location: Lake Louise, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $86.29

Banff Tri-Area Ski Pass: Mt Norquay Ski Resort

Famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, Mt Norquay Ski Resort is a must for skiers and snowboarders in Banff. With this ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $86.29

Banff Tri-Area Ski Pass: Sunshine Village

Feel the excitement of Sunshine Village’s powdery slopes with this convenient ski pass, valid for your choice of one to seven days. Located at an altitude of ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $86.29

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