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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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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 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 $112.18

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 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 $205.13

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 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 $186.96

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 $130.34

Rocky Mountains Tour: Calgary to Jasper

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 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 $164.10

Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 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 $144.43

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 $73.50

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