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 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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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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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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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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Travel Offers

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Christmas Package in Lake Louise

Gorgeous decorations, beautiful surroundings and no clean-up afterwards equals the best Christmas ever! Package includes overnight accommodation for two at Deer Lodge in Lake Louise, gourmet Christmas dinner for two, breakfast buffet for two. Valid December 25, 2019 only. Rates are based on availability and subject to change.

Expires: 2019-12-25
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Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour

Travel the world-famous Icefields Parkway and see, touch and taste an ancient glacier on this full-day tour with Discover Banff Tours. Includes your picnic lunch, the Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer bus. Save 20% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

Expires: 2019-10-13
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12-Day Rail, Rockies & Ocean Circle Explorer

This offer includes 11 nights of accommodation, along with a Rocky Mountaineer rail tour in SilverLeaf Service, as well as a VIA Rail from Jasper to Prince Rupert in touring class. In addition enjoy a variety of sightseeing opportunities and attractions in both British Columbia and Alberta. Restrictions apply.

Expires: 2020-08-06
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Tours

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Brewster Sleigh Rides

Lake Louise, Alberta

Brewster Adventures brings a Christmas card image to life at Lake Louise with a sleigh ride that follows the lake-side trail beneath Victoria Glacier. Enjoy views of the Ice Falls at the end of the lake by day, or the glow of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on evening rides. There is no better way to spend time together than drinking in the beauty of sparkling snow and blue sky, bundled beneath a blanket together on a horse drawn sleigh! The season for sleigh rides starts mid-December and goes to early April, weather and snow cover permitting.

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Timberline Tours

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Timberline Tours offers trail rides, day trips and overnight horseback riding adventures in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. Whether you choose a scenic ride in Lake Louise, a three-hour ride to the historic Lake Agnes Teahouse or venture further to explore the Plain of Six Glaciers and beyond, you'll enjoy spectacular mountain views and expert instruction.

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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, just outside of the village of 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, only 6 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 and wellbeing is their top priority.

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Events

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Maximum Horsepower Whitewater Raft Trip

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-08-07 To 2019-09-15 MST

When ONLY the best, wettest and most exciting will satisfy your fix for whitewater inspired adrenaline, this “Double Shot” of Kicking Horse whitewater will surely be your choice! 24kms / 28 rapids gives you the most whitewater you can experience in an afternoon in the Canadian Rockies!

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Rocky Mountain New Years Eve

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-12-31 To 2020-01-01 MST

Enjoy a spectacular buffet supper with a cash bar, followed by a dance party right until midnight with of course, a champagne toast! Bring the whole family to ring in 2020 at the Lake Louise Ski Resort!

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Winter 2019/20 Opening Day

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-11-08 To 2019-11-08 MST

Get ready, here comes winter and another amazing season of skiing and riding at the Lake Louise Ski Resort! Join them when the first chair of the season departs the base area.

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