Lake Louise
Lake Louise
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Evan Gatchek
United States9 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Get ready for your eyes to be fixed on one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world. We drove here before 4am to catch the sun rise and boy was the early wake up worth it!
Written January 30, 2023
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david n
Manchester, UK4,226 contributions
Jan. 2023
Just the most stunning spectacular views in wintertime when you can walk around the side of the lake and truly appreciate its beauty.
Written January 20, 2023
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Aussie_Binturong
Queensland, Australia309 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Solo
Just lovely. They say that in Canada you have to visit everywhere twice and this is especially true of Lake Louise. I look forward to the day I can stand before it in the Summer.
Written January 11, 2023
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2TravelersMn
Stillwater, MN545 contributions
Jul. 2022
Lake Louise is a brilliant blue glacier-fed body of water surrounded by mountains. Be sure to walk the Lake Louise Shoreline Trail to view the Victoria Glacier.
Written January 5, 2023
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johnnnita
Napa, CA2,401 contributions
Oct. 2022
There are many beautiful lakes in the Jasper/Banff national park area. During our visit, we were lucky to see a number of them. While each lake has its own unique beauty and sense of place, Lake Louise seems to have the ideal combination of beauty, majesty, accessibility, and variety. That makes it unique and special we think.

A visitor has so many options unlike other lakes where there is more or only nature around and less access or little options for other activities. Lake Louise of course has its grand hotel, the Fairmont Chateau with all its amenities. Behind this hotel is this majestic view of the lake. You can walk side to side on very wide paths. You can also walk up the lake sides and continue further if you so desire. Everything just seems so much more accessible. Yes, it's more civilized and user friendly. Some visitors may prefer the more natural and rugged scenery that other lake areas have. Those are great too, but this lake is special.

We've had this place on our "bucket list" and so glad we spent time here taking it all in. It's exactly as we imagined and viewed online and in pictures.
Written January 1, 2023
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lgpanther
Oshawa, Canada368 contributions
Oct. 2022
beautiful setting and great view of the lake. The parking lot is a short walk, but can be very slippery with snow.
Written December 25, 2022
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dforstate
Carnegie, PA35 contributions
Jun. 2022
This is one of the most beautiful destinations to visit in Western Canada. The lake is surrounded by snow capped mountains in late June and the water is clear blue. The only problem is that everything is very expensive
from the hotel to food to the boat rentals. If you are staying at the hotel, the lake and walking trail is very easy.
Written December 8, 2022
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TarHeel
Durham, NC1,054 contributions
Sep. 2022
Just an amazing natural place filled with beauty. Unfortunately, that also means it attracts thousands of tourists and parking can fill up quickly. We tried to book spots on the bus from a local resort but found the website and process to be too confusing. Instead, we woke up and parked before dawn before hiking up to the farther teahouse on the trail. Definitely a memorable experience. Keep in mind that the Fairmont Hotel has signs up saying it's for guests only, although it looked like some people just wandered in anyway. We thought the canoe rentals were pretty pricey so opted not to do that. Come early and take plenty of photos!
Written December 6, 2022
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Ian A
Penang Island, Malaysia35 contributions
Jul. 2022
Unbelievable scenery, wonderful views from all around the lake! Clean, fresh air, and a simply beautiful spot to either watch the world go by or hike around. A must visit for anyone in the area. The best time to go would be at sunrise where you can watch the majestic colours emerging from behind the mountains and then reflecting in the waters, a truly magical thing to do!
Written November 11, 2022
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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,883 contributions
Aug. 2022
Make sure you pay to park your car in the lot. Then it is just a short walk to the lake. No one is allowed on the hotel grounds unless you are a guest! Way expensive! The lake is beautiful.
Written November 8, 2022
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