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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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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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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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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Num-Ti-Jah Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Num-Ti-Jah Lodge is an intimate 16 room lodge located on the shores of Bow Lake. The simple but comfortable rooms overlook one of the most beautiful settings in the Canadian Rockies. The Elkhorn dining room serves hearty and fresh Canadian fare. Open Seasonally from Victoria Day weekend (May) until Thanksgiving Monday (October)

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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 a 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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Castle Mountain Chalets

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Reminiscent of expeditions of the past, today's Castle Mountain Chalets guests will hear the sound of steel wheels running across the rails and train whistles in the distance. It will remind them of a simpler time, inspiring them to choose their own pace and their own Banff National Park adventure in this nature lover's paradise.

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Travel Offers

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Narnia Dog Sledding Tour

Kingmik Dog Sled Tours "taster" tour! The magical trail twists and winds through the deep woods, bursting out into an open meadow with the summit of Mt. Temple massif towering above. The 5 kms covered encompasses the most exquisite views with glaciers tumbling off mountain sides.

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Canadian Rockies Bed and Breakfast Package in Lake Louise

Fuel your day with a delicious breakfast in the lodge’s main dining room before hitting the slopes or the nearby hiking, cross country or snowshoe trails. Package includes overnight accommodation for two at Deer Lodge in Lake Louise and breakfast for two. Rates based on availability and subject to change.

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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.

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Tours

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Great Divide Nature Interpretation

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Join a guided hike or snowshoe in Lake Louise! Walking against the dramatic backdrop of the Canadian Rockies and breathing in clean air, you notice how the forest and mountains surround and uplift you. Meanwhile, the guide reveals the stories behind the scenery in a fun and entertaining way. You’ve laughed and you’ve learned.

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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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The Hot Dogger

Lake Louise, Alberta
2020-02-08 To 2020-02-09 MST

Join them at the most epic ski resort party of the season... and avoid a serious case of #FOMO! After the sun sets on the picturesque Rocky Mountain landscape, retreat to the Lodge of Ten Peaks and start struttin' your stuff! Entertainment, drink specials & Kokanee's Glacier Girls will keep the vibe up all night long. So dust off the tight & bright neon gear that was totally tubular in the '80s and dance with the other dudes & dudettes to three top tier acts... Moontricks, DiRTY RADiO & Naturalist! All powered by their favorite, PK Sound! .Location Lodge of Ten Peaks, Lake Louise Ski Resort.Dress Theme: Retro Neon.ID Required: Attendees must be 18 + with a valid ID. Ticket Price: $20 online or $25 at the DoorHappy Hour from 9:30pm - 10:30pm, with $5 domestic beer.

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Ice Magic International Ice Carving Exhibition

Lake Louise, Alberta
2020-01-18 To 2020-01-26 MST

Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, Ice Magic is a world-class ice carving competition and exhibition. Talented International ice artists have completed their masterpieces. Come see who took home gold and marvel at the intricate and pristine sculptures!It is free to attend Ice Magic from Monday - Friday and on the weekends before 10 a.m. or after 5:30 pm.Tickets are required to visit the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lakeside Competition Carving Site during peak periods. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. are considered peak visitation periods. Access prices vary depending on which type of visitor category you fall into. Visit the website to learn more about access.

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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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