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GO ALL OUT IN LAKE LOUISE

Set in the heart of Banff National Park, Lake Louise is a popular place to visit in the Canadian Rockies. This town is famous for its soaring peaks and stunning vistas, especially of its eponymous turquoise lake. On a holiday to Lake Louise, you can expect to be amazed by the jaw-dropping landscapes and the lake’s perfect reflection of the majestic Victoria Glacier.

Your trip to Lake Louise will most likely be an active one. In the summer, you can spend your days hiking across spectacular trails or canoeing across glass-clear waters. Alternatively, if you simply want to relax and rejuvenate, go paddle-boarding and then enjoy a picnic with the sunshine on your skin. Or why not hop aboard the Lake Louise Gondola? From up in the air, you can admire the views from every angle. Plus, you can keep your eyes peeled for grizzly bears roaming around the slopes in the Rockies.

If you like to get your heart racing, you’ll love the winters in Lake Louise. You can go skiing or snowboarding down the mountains through powdery white snows. Or, for something a little different, you could try dogsledding or go ice-skating across the frozen lake.

Whatever time of year you go, Lake Louise is the perfect base from which to explore the rest of Banff National Park. You’ll find a range of places to stay, too. From luxury hotels with lakeside views, to traditional lodges and cosy cabins – our Lake Louise holidays have something for everyone. Want to extend your trip? Speak to our Travel Specialists about continuing on to nearby Calgary or Jasper

Things to do

Wildlife

Dining

Best time to go

Things to do in Lake Louise

On the whole, Canada is a pretty outdoorsy place – and Lake Louise is no exception. You can expect to spend most of your time out and about, breathing in the mountain air and marvelling at the stunning landscapes. In winter, you can make the most of Lake Louise’s fantastic ski resort. Whether you’re travelling as a family or in a group, you’ll find runs for all ages and abilities. And, if you’re an adrenaline junkie, snow-tubing is a must. You can race down the slopes, or let Alaskan huskies whizz you through the snowy forests on a dogsledding adventure.

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During the warmer months, take to the tranquil waters in a canoe, kayak or try your hand at paddle-boarding. Float along with the sun on your back admiring the picturesque landscapes. Alternatively, explore one of the hiking trails. There are options for all levels, allowing you to take in the surrounding jaw-dropping scenery.

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Wildlife

Lake Louise is the perfect place to discover some of Canada’s native animals in their natural habitat. If you’re visiting during the summer months, take a ride on the Lake Louise Gondola and look out for the resident grizzly bears roaming around the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. You’ll also have the opportunity to spot other wildlife, including moose, lynx, mountains goats and plenty of other species. Remember to pack your binoculars, as these fascinating animals are always on the move up and down the slopes.

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Once you reach the top of the Gondola, head to the observation deck to soak up panoramic views of the awe-inspiring lake and surrounding glaciers. Plus, at the Wildlife Interpretive Centre, you can learn about everything that makes Lake Louise and its natural world so special. 

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Dining scene

There are plenty of unique dining experiences to choose from in Lake Louise. After all, active days up the mountains definitely call for a little indulgence. Whether you’re looking for cosy coffee shops, charming dining rooms or quaint bistros, there’s something here for all tastes and budgets.

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You’ll find that ingredients are often sourced locally from Alberta and British Columbia, and delicious Canadian wines also feature on many a menu. For a truly stunning experience, take a gondola up to the Whitehorn Bistro, where you can enjoy alpine-themed delicacies made with the finest seasonal ingredients. Or simply sit back and admire the dramatic mountainous views, as you warm up with a freshly-brewed coffee or creamy hot chocolate.

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Best time to visit Lake Louise

The best time to visit Lake Louise very much depends on what you want to do while you’re there. It’s open all year round but each season is unique. So, whenever you visit, you’ll have a very different experience.

Lake Louise holidays are most popular in summer, which runs from the end of June to early September. At this time of year, Lake Louise thaws out completely, so it’s the ideal time to go canoeing or paddle-boarding. And there are some great hiking trails which showcase stunning vistas across the mountains.

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The rest of the time, Lake Louise transforms into a winter wonderland – the skies are blue and snow glistens on the mountains. During the winter months, the lake freezes over and the slopes are covered in deep powder. You can go skiing, ice-skating or dogsledding, and then cosy up in front of a roaring fire. For a truly magical experience, plan your trip to coincide with The Ice Magic Ice Carving Competition in January, when fascinating ice sculptures are carved by skilled artists.

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Things to do

Things to do in Lake Louise

On the whole, Canada is a pretty outdoorsy place – and Lake Louise is no exception. You can expect to spend most of your time out and about, breathing in the mountain air and marvelling at the stunning landscapes. In winter, you can make the most of Lake Louise’s fantastic ski resort. Whether you’re travelling as a family or in a group, you’ll find runs for all ages and abilities. And, if you’re an adrenaline junkie, snow-tubing is a must. You can race down the slopes, or let Alaskan huskies whizz you through the snowy forests on a dogsledding adventure.

Show More
Show Less

During the warmer months, take to the tranquil waters in a canoe, kayak or try your hand at paddle-boarding. Float along with the sun on your back admiring the picturesque landscapes. Alternatively, explore one of the hiking trails. There are options for all levels, allowing you to take in the surrounding jaw-dropping scenery.

Show More
Show Less

Wildlife

Wildlife

Lake Louise is the perfect place to discover some of Canada’s native animals in their natural habitat. If you’re visiting during the summer months, take a ride on the Lake Louise Gondola and look out for the resident grizzly bears roaming around the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. You’ll also have the opportunity to spot other wildlife, including moose, lynx, mountains goats and plenty of other species. Remember to pack your binoculars, as these fascinating animals are always on the move up and down the slopes.

Show More
Show Less

Once you reach the top of the Gondola, head to the observation deck to soak up panoramic views of the awe-inspiring lake and surrounding glaciers. Plus, at the Wildlife Interpretive Centre, you can learn about everything that makes Lake Louise and its natural world so special. 

Show More
Show Less

Dining

Dining scene

There are plenty of unique dining experiences to choose from in Lake Louise. After all, active days up the mountains definitely call for a little indulgence. Whether you’re looking for cosy coffee shops, charming dining rooms or quaint bistros, there’s something here for all tastes and budgets.

Show More
Show Less

You’ll find that ingredients are often sourced locally from Alberta and British Columbia, and delicious Canadian wines also feature on many a menu. For a truly stunning experience, take a gondola up to the Whitehorn Bistro, where you can enjoy alpine-themed delicacies made with the finest seasonal ingredients. Or simply sit back and admire the dramatic mountainous views, as you warm up with a freshly-brewed coffee or creamy hot chocolate.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Lake Louise

The best time to visit Lake Louise very much depends on what you want to do while you’re there. It’s open all year round but each season is unique. So, whenever you visit, you’ll have a very different experience.

Lake Louise holidays are most popular in summer, which runs from the end of June to early September. At this time of year, Lake Louise thaws out completely, so it’s the ideal time to go canoeing or paddle-boarding. And there are some great hiking trails which showcase stunning vistas across the mountains.

Show More
Show Less

The rest of the time, Lake Louise transforms into a winter wonderland – the skies are blue and snow glistens on the mountains. During the winter months, the lake freezes over and the slopes are covered in deep powder. You can go skiing, ice-skating or dogsledding, and then cosy up in front of a roaring fire. For a truly magical experience, plan your trip to coincide with The Ice Magic Ice Carving Competition in January, when fascinating ice sculptures are carved by skilled artists.

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