Lake Louise Travel Guide
The Lake Louise Travel Guide describes everything you need to know about visiting Lake Louise in Banff National Park.
When you see the first flush of morning sun hit Victoria Glacier, and the impossibly steep northern face of Mount Victoria reflected in the sparkling, emerald green waters of Lake Louise, you’ll understand why this lake is regarded as one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Overlooking the magnificent scene, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is without a doubt one of the world’s most photographed hotels. Apart from staring, photographing, and videotaping, the area has plenty to keep you busy. Nearby you’ll find some of Banff National Park’s best hiking, canoeing, and horseback riding. Only a short distance away is Moraine Lake, not as famous as Lake Louise but rivaling it in beauty.
From Lake Louise, the TransCanada Highway continues west, exiting Banff National Park over Kicking Horse Pass (1,647 metres/5,400 feet) and passing through Yoho National Park to Golden. Highway 93, the famous Icefields Parkway, begins one kilometre (0.6 mile) north of the village and heads northwest through Banff National Park’s northern reaches to Jasper National Park.