Lake Louise Books
Lake Louise books are published by Summerthought Publishing, a Banff company that has been publishing books about the Canadian Rockies since 1971.
Lake Louise Photo Book
Ideally sized as a travel keepsake or corporate gift, the Lake Louise photo book Images of Lake Louise is a photographic journey to one of the planet’s most beautiful lakes. It includes photos of Lake Louise in all four seasons, hiking trails, Moraine Lake, local children playing hockey, and everything from sweeping landscapes to intimate portraits of wildlife. Each photo is accompanied by an informative caption.
To purchase online, click here: Images of Lake Louise
Lake Louise Hiking Book
If you are planning on a hiking holiday, the Lake Louise Hiking Guide book is essential reading. Explore one of Canada’s most beautiful hiking destinations with renowned guidebook authors Brian Patton and Bart Robinson. The Lake Louise Hiking Guide details every trail in the Lake Louise region, including many options to extend your adventures.
Discover trails along the shore of alpine lakes, backcountry tea houses, through stands of golden larch, and lofty mountain viewpoints. Explore wildflower meadows, glacially-carved valleys, and wildlife-rich forests.
The two authors have hiked every trail in the Lake Louise region multiple times, including with a trail wheel to compute accurate measurements that are relied upon by locals and Parks Canada staff for their own literature.
The Lake Louise Hiking Guide includes:
- Descriptions of all Lake Louise and Moraine Lake hiking trails plus interesting side trips
- Colour maps and detailed outlines for every trail
- Stunning colour photography
- Written by local hiking experts Brian Patton and Bart Robinson
- Helpful tips on how to prepare for hiking in the Canadian Rockies
To purchase online, click here: Lake Louise Hiking Guide.
If you are planning on hiking throughout the region, consider the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide.
Lake Louise History Book
The best and most comprehensive Lake Louise history book is Lake Louise Past to Present by Summerthought Publishing. The book tells the story of the human history of Lake Louise.
While Lake Louise is known for its scenery and hiking trails, the area also has a colourful and intriguing human history that began when the Canadian Pacific Railway first laid a rail line through the valley in 1883. Lake Louise Past to Present tells the story of the human history of this scenic lake. It also includes a colour map, a photo gallery showing the evolution of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and another gallery dedicated to paintings and photography stretching from the 1890s to the present day.
To purchase online, click here: Lake Louise Past to Present
A Guide to the History of Banff National Park details museums, historic sites, and heritage properties through Banff National Park, including a dozen sites in and around Lake Louise. This information-packed book brings together historical information, timeless photos, and handy maps in one user-friendly package.
To purchase online, click here: A Guide to the History of Banff National Park
Where can I buy Lake Louise books?
Lake Louise books can be purchased directly from the publisher using the links above. In Lake Louise itself, they are stocked at THE VIEWPOINT (10 am to 6 pm daily) in Samson Mall in the village of Lake Louise, and at MOUNTAIN LIGHTS (9 am to 9 pm daily), which is tucked into a corner of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (to the left of the main lobby).