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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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Lake Louise Skiing

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Ice climbing at Johnston Canyon Banff National Park

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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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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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Deer Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Deer Lodge - with much of its original hand-hewn log structure and decor still in place - is the classic definition of rustic mountain accommodation. Located just minutes by foot from the enchanting Lake Louise, this century old property has seen substantial restoration of its early architecture. The Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts lodge is ideal for guests looking for a quiet retreat with dazzling views, delicious cuisine and attentive staff. Think intimate rooms with inviting feather comforters and historic furniture.

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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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Moraine Lake Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Set on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies, this Banff lodge is a luxurious escape that offers easy access to hiking trails and canoeing.

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Small Group Guided Hikes

Discover the best hiking trails and natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies on a small-group guided hike with Discover Banff Tours, including famous Larch Valley and the Plain of Six Glaciers. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Western Canada Luxury Resorts and Rail

Treat yourself and experience the world renowned Fairmont properties, rich in history, resplendent in natural beauty and nestled in awe inspiring locations. Your journey through the spectacular Canadian Rockies will be complimented by these grandeur hotels.

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Lake Louise Winterland Tour

The snow is always deep, soft and plentiful at Lake Louise. Make the most of your winter experience in the Rockies and enjoy a full day tour to Lake Louise and Marble Canyon with ample time on your own to partake in some truly Canadian winter experiences. Tours commence December.

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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

Lake Louise, Alberta
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The Columbia Icefield Glacier 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.

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Kingmik Dog Sled Tours

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Experience the silent grace and beauty of travel by dog team in the jewel of the Canadian Rockies. Kingmik Dog Sled Tours is the only company offering tours in Banff National Park, in Lake Louise. If you are staying in Banff, transportation from your hotel in Banff is provided. You'll be back to Banff in time for dinner. A variety of tours are offered, ranging from 16 km in distance (1.5 hours) to 5 km (1/2 hour). On average, 5 sleds are run per tour. All sleds are guided by experienced dog mushers and guides who can share with you their adventure stories. All dogs are cherished family members. Their care is the top priority.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Mountain Adventure program

Lake Louise, Alberta

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is known for its luxury accommodations, but the resort has rugged roots. The first chalet on the lake was built in 1890 to host outdoor enthusiasts; nine years later, the chalet hired professional Swiss mountain guides to keep guests safe. Until 1954, expert guides have taught generations of people how to climb safely in the Canadian Rockies. In 1997, the hotel decided to resurrect this tradition and began the Mountain Heritage Program, offering guided adventures through the area for all skill levels. Enjoy a leisurely hike to the historic Tea House or a full-day hike along one of the area’s many hiking and climbing routes. The program operates in both summer and winter.

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Events

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Ken Jones Classic

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-04-13 To 2019-04-14 MST

Ski Mountaineering Competition Canada (SMCC) hosted by Lake Louise Ski Resort is pleased to announce their annual Skimo race dates. The Ken Jones Classic ski mountaineering race will have two main race categories – males and females – and will be raced over two courses. The event includes vertical, sprints and individual races.

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