Lake Louise is one of the planet’s most inspirational natural destinations. The lake changes colors – dramatically so, depending on the time of day, how much light there is and or cloud cover. This glacially fed lake contains the most awe inspiring shades of aquamarines, blues and other colors. The jagged glacier and snow covered mountains are reflected in its waters on clear days. A trail leads around the side of the lake – walk as long or as short as you like but know that you will be surrounded by spectacular views the entire way.
Several “teahouse” hikes leave from Lake Louise – one goes to nearby Lake Agness (appropriately named the Lake Agness Teahouse) and the other is further with a final destination of the “Plain of Six Glaciers” Teahouse.
The Fairmont maintains an impressive hotel overlooking the lake. From its lakeside rooms and parts of the dining areas downstairs there are excellent views overlooking both the lake and the mountains that tower above it. The closest International airport is in Calgary – about a two hour drive to Lake Louise. Alternatively, the Rocky Mountaineer train makes trips in the summer from either Vancouver or Calgary (with shuttle service provided as needed).
The mountain town of Banff is only about a 45 minute drive away – Lake Louise only has several lodging options. Banff, while still a small town has many more options.
For more information on this National treasure please visit: www.banfflakelouise.com