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Lake Louise


Lake Louise with its blue-green water set against the stark backdrop of Victoria Glacier, is probably the most beloved and most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies. Not only have international royalty, Hollywood stars and heads of state come to Lake Louise to relax, but increasingly the rest of the world is discovering its simple charms as well. Romantic and relaxing, the pace in Lake Louise attracts people who want to savour the finer things in life: a good book in front of a fireplace, the stillness of the outdoors, or a quiet walk after dinner.

The Château Lake Louise presents lake-side views of the towering Victoria Glacier, offering old-world charm and elegance amidst the wilderness. The lower village of Lake Louise holds an array of fine dining, first class accommodations and shopping, and a scenic drive will bring visitors to the awe-inspiring Moraine Lake.

Places to Visit

Columbia Icefields
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise Gondola
Lake Louise Visitors Centre

Getting to and Travelling around

Fly from all major UK airports into Calgary International Airport which is the nearest airport to Lake Louise.  There are frequent return airport shuttles onwards to Lake Louise or you may choose a private transfer or to collect a hire car.  
The driving distance between Calgary and Lake Louise is 183 km, approximately a 2 hour drive. 
There are daily transfers and excursions to Banff, Jasper and the surrounding areas all of which can be booked before you depart the UK.

Best Time and Weather

Winter is a popular time to visit Lake Louise but it can get very cold during this time of year.  The lake itself is best enjoyed during the summer months.  Autumn brings with it the changing colours of the trees and it is a fantastic time to see the lake.  Autumn temperatures are moderate and the high in September is around 15°C.

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