Lake Louise, Banff National Park
Located 57 kilometres northwest of Banff is Lake Louise, known as the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies.” Lake Louise is set in a small glacial valley, surrounded by some of the most impressive ice-capped mountains Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies have to offer. One of the Canadian Rockies’ best known heritage hotels, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, is situated grandly at one end of the lake.
The small but well-appointed village of Lake Louise offers a range of travel amenities, fabulous dining experiences, local shops and unique accommodations. This quaint village is the ideal destination to escape the crowds this summer with plenty of recreational activities and sightseeing opportunities to enjoy.
Columbia Icefield Excursions
Experience the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in Canada, and one of the most spectacular mountain highways in the world. The Columbia Icefield is the Parkway’s crown jewel, where you venture out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a specialized 4X4 vehicle.
What better way to experience the towering peaks and unrivalled beauty of Western Canada than by experiencing the wonders of the Canadian Rockies, while flying atop glaciers and valleys on a helicopter tour. Whether you fancy heli-hiking, ice-walking or simply an exhilarating ride amidst the majestic mountains, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Don’t forget your camera!
Lake Louise and Yoho National Park Tours
Begin your journey from beautiful Lake Louise and learn about the natural forces that have shaped the appearance of the lakes and streams found in this area of the Rocky Mountains. Continue on to Moraine Lake before crossing the Great Divide to experience Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge and Takakkaw Falls.
The lake is widely known for its spectacular turquoise colour and beautiful mountain scenery. Lake Louise owes its vibrant colour to fine rock particles called rock flour, created by the shifting of the Victoria Glacier. These particles are suspended in the glacier water and reflect the bright turquoise colour.
Lake Louise is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with trail riding, hiking, canoeing, rafting and mountain biking in the summer and in winter months the Lake Louise ski resort is the major attraction with its world-class ski runs and fresh powder slopes! The perfect retreat for a relaxing vacation or an outdoor adventure!