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Known worldwide as the “Jewel of the Rockies”, this is a picture-perfect lake of iconic beauty with the Victoria Glacier perfectly reflected in the still blue waters.

In 1882 Tom Wilson was the first white Canadian to see Lake Louise and wrote...

I never, in all my explorations of these five chains of mountains throughout western Canada, saw such a matchless scene... I felt puny in body but glorified in spirit and soul.

Activities on and around Lake Louise

One end of the lake is dominated by the huge structure of the Château Lake Louise hotel, but a short walk in any direction enables you to reach pristine mountain wilderness. Today, there are many walking, horse riding and mountain biking trails on land, while canoes are available to explore the lakeshore.

Lake Louise village

Lake Louise village is set several kilometres from the lake and has a handful of facilities including a supermarket, petrol station and some restaurants. The village is close to several national and provincial parks, making it a great base for those who wish to explore some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the Rocky Mountains.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip to Lake Louise by calling one of our Canada specialists on 01993 838 700

Suggested itineraries featuring Lake Louise

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Lake Louise, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Lake Louise

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Lake Louise. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Lake Louise

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Lake Louise, and which use the best local guides.

Map of Lake Louise

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    Places near Lake Louise