Lake Louise - Alberta

Lake Louise is one of Banff National Park’s most famous sites, known for its small resort village nestled in the Rocky Mountains, the clear blue waters of the lake, and the majestic Victoria Glacier stretching up the mountain. Located off the Trans-Canada Highway just fifty-seven kilometres west of Banff, the village of Lake Louise is set in the valley formed by Mount Victoria, Fairview Mountain, and the Big Beehive. Five kilometres away is the lake, where people from all over the world come to stay at the old-world chateau or just to hike along the scenic shores.

Lake Louise has captivated people for centuries. The clear water inspired explorer Tom Wilson in 1882 to name the body of water “Emerald Lake,” later renamed “Lake Louise.” Known for its extensive system of hiking trails, Lake Louise gives easy access to Paradise Valley, Moraine Lake, and the Plain of Six Glaciers. In winter, the resort area turns into a 4200-acre network of ski hills.

Whether visitors come for the comfort and elegance of the chateau, the chance to see elk and deer, to hike or ski, or just to relax next to the clear blue waters, Lake Louise is one of the best places to experience Canada’s Rocky Mountains. From the comfort and elegance of the hotels and restaurants to the rugged beauty of the mountains, Lake Louise has everything a visitor could want.

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