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Lake Louise

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Address: 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.

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Beautiful lake

Lake Louise is magnificent. It was a pity it was mostly still frozen but still great. Plenty of room for everyone to get a good view and you may be lucky enough to see a crazy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lake Louise is magnificent. It was a pity it was mostly still frozen but still great. Plenty of room for everyone to get a good view and you may be lucky enough to see a crazy person jump in, we did, water is icy cold. Walk along the edge is worth it, wear sturdy shoes in wintery conditions.

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Sainte Agathe des Monts, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I revisited here in the spring of 2014 after having been away since 1970. It was amazing and very very moving.

Thank lesliew1010
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even if you hated geology you will love this geologic wonder. Its color is unique, because the water has some glacial flour in it.

Thank C2000Consulting
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seen when mainly frozen but still beautiful . Many vantage points to take a great photo and the Fairmont hotel is a place i wish we could have stayed

Thank Tim S
Everett, Washington
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there in Mid May 2017 and the lake was still frozen over. The locals said this was quite unusual but that it had been a cold winter and spring. We were a little disappointed but what are you going to do?

Thank Otto C
Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

SO SO SO NICE! but also very touristy and busy in most seasons. Lake Louise has some breathtaking views and some nice little mountains to climb around it. I love it

Thank BHakes
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful lake. Although it was still frozen when we visited, it's still worth it. I would visit the place again in the summer where i could see the crystal clear waters. It's a must to see Lake Louise when you're in Banff and take lots of postcards pictures.

Thank iconzef
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lake Louise is stunning, the mountains form a stunning back drop, I was there 2 weeks ago, although still frozen it is beautiful

Thank debbie1502015
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Lake is pretty, but unless you are staying in the area, perhaps not worth going out of the way to visit. Can be crowded with tour buses and parking difficult.

Thank John K
Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If near a must see for its beauty. We were here in late May and lake still frozen. Snow all around. It's a gorgeous view.

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