Lake Louise Canadian Rockies

If it weren’t such a cliché, we’d say Lake Louise is like a postcard you can step right into. OK, we'll say it anyway. In winter, the frozen lake is packed with Canadians ice skating in their natural habitat. The hamlet of Lake Louise has provisions for whatever your adventure.

  • Viewpoint: In summer, hike to the famous tea house, about a two-hour trip upwards. Lake Louise will look like a big turquoise cocktail. Expect to get approximately one billion photo ops and a fierce appetite en route.
  • Sleep tight: Go full-mountain by staying in a nearby historic lodge and eating local game meats and seasonal Alberta vegetables paired with Canadian wines.
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The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Located in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the Lake Louise Ski Resort has a legendary 4,200 skiable acres of world-class terrain, and famous friendly hospitality, that speaks for itself. The unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair allows families and groups of varying abilities to share the experience together. There are endless chutes, glades and gullies, gentle slopes, cruising runs, remote bowls and some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies. Renowned dining options included a sushi restaurant a gourmet meals. Non-ski activities include the Winter Sightseeing Gondola, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and events.

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Lake Louise Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Ascend to one of Banff National Park’s most incredible views where grizzly bears and other local wildlife are seen almost daily. From the top, at 2,088m (6,850ft) the gondola ride is only the start of your adventure. Make your way to the viewing platform for a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Afterward visit the free Wildlife Interpretive Centre where Interpretive Programs are offered daily, including indoor presentations. A variety of guided interpretive walks are available daily for all fitness levels. There are five unique restaurants located on-site that are sure to please.

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Chateau Mountain Sports Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta

Chateau Mountain Sports is an independent retail store. Open 7 days a week, this location offers clothing, footwear and accessories you'll need for hiking and skiing. Featuring great brands such as Arc'teryx, Canada Goose, Spyder, Patagonia, The North Face, Black Diamond, Dale of Norway, Dakine, Salomon, Merrell, Oakley, Sorel, Buff and more.

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Paradise Lodge & Bungalows

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Paradise Lodge and Bungalows offers luxurious cabins and spacious suites with mountain views. The only cabin property located only 1km from Lake Louise and a 28-time Alberta Housekeeping award winner. Rustic luxury in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Experience the authenticity of a mountain cabin resort.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta
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On the shore of the Lake Louise, surrounded by soaring mountain peaks and the majestic Victoria Glacier, sits the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This spectacular mountain resort in the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies offers elegant guest rooms, world-class dining, an award winning spa and an endless array of outdoor recreational activities.

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Post Hotel

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Originally built in 1942, The Post Hotel resonates with the spirit of its colourful founder, Sir Norman Watson - and the dedication of its current owners. Born in Switzerland, brothers André and George Schwarz were raised to appreciate good food, good wine and good company. For more than 35 years, their shared passion has been to welcome guests to this world-class Canadian Rocky Mountain resort. The Post Hotel & Spa is both the ideal accommodation for relaxation and the perfect starting point for most Canadian Rockies tours.

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Travel Offers

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Ski & Stay Chateau Lake Louise - Save up to 25%

Book by Nov. 30 and save up to 25% on 7 or more nights at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or Banff Springs with 5 days or more skiing for two adults at Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay. Includes ski shuttle and Banff Upper Hot Springs admission.

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Canadian Rockies Winter Wonderland By Rail

This is one of our most magical Canadian winter adventures. Imagine climbing aboard a train in Vancouver, sharing a glass of wine with fellow travelers, then being lulled to sleep as snow falls outside. Awake in a Rockies winter wonderland for a few days of discovery, fun, and indulgence.

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Lake Louise and Dog Sledding Winter Package

Discover all of what Lake Louise has to offer on this package deal from Banff with Discover Banff Tours. See stunning scenery on a 1.5-hour dogsled adventure to the Continental Divide, and enjoy free time to ice skate, snowshoe, take a sleigh ride and enjoy the beauty of Lake Louise.

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Wild Water Adventures

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Welcome to Wild Water! For 28 years, guests just like you have been enjoying fun, exciting and enriching Canadian Rockies rafting trips. Wild Water Adventures prides itself in having earned the reputation of offering the finest and extremely well organized white water rafting trips near Banff, Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies, on one of the most exciting and history rich rivers in Canada. Wild Water Adventures rafting trips are perfect for singles, couples, families and groups, and all abilities and ages, from 8 to 88, making for the ideal rafting trips in Canada. The most popular daily Alberta rafting trips are available from mid-May to mid-September and trips are available and designed for first-timers, experienced rafters and nature-loving families. Their white water rafting trips are touted by rafters like yourself on TripAdvisor as the best white water rafting Canada has to offer. Choose from a variety of exciting white water rafting trips and milder river journeys. Their rafting trips range from popular daily half-day rafting trips, full day rafting trips, and multi-day rafting trips for those looking for more time on the river.

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Wild Water Adventures

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Feel the exhilaration of the Kicking Horse River while being surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains. Kids, both young and old, love the fun waves and exciting rapids, dad's enjoy the paddling and mum's appreciate our great facilities and gear. Everyone loves the area's best river. An all-round great family or group adventure. With four distinctly different trips daily, from mid-May to mid-September, we have the perfect trip to suit your adventure level and recreation schedule. Door to door shuttle available from Lake Louise.Great package option: Combine rafting with the Lake Louise Sightseeing lift.

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Columbia Icefield Adventure

Lake Louise, Alberta
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The Columbia Icefield Adventure reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Then, walk on a cliff-edged walkway, high above the Sunwapta Valley on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

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Events

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Ice Carving Demo

Lake Louise, Alberta
2020-01-18 To 2020-01-18 MST | Show All Dates

The main Ice Magic competition is over and 10 ice carving masterpieces stand tall near the shores of Lake Louise for you to view in all their glory. One of their favourite local competitors from Calgary, Alberta, is joining yhrm Saturdays and Sundays during Ice Magic to demonstrate the precision and skill it takes to carve ice. Tickets are required to enter the Competition Carving Site from 10:00am - 5:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays and to view the weekend ice carving demos. Please visit the Ice Magic website for ticketing information, including all the times you can visit for free!

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Magical Christmas Feast

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-12-24 To 2019-12-24 MST

After a day of skiing or riding on December 24th, come over to the warmth of the fire in the Lodge of Ten Peaks. They have adorned their famous ski lodge with trees, lights & wreaths, for all to enjoy while indulging in a yummy turkey feast! Warm hot chocolate will be available for the kids, and a cash bar for the kids at heart! After supper, get bundled up for some more fun in the outdoors – night time snow tubing, fun for all ages. Fire pits & snacks will be in the base area for a quick warm up while everyone is at play. They have other surprises in the works including a visit by Santa Claus himself!

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Eat. Pray. Live! Retreat

Lake Louise, Alberta
2020-04-19 To 2020-04-22 MST

Get ready to experience your life on an elevated level. Imagine getting plugged in and lit up. You deserve to walk with greater happiness, confidence and ease every day.

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