Lake Louise -- Canada's "Diamond in the Wilderness," and the "Hiking Capital of Canada". This area offers a tremendous diversity of recreational and sightseeing opportunities. Lake Louise is home to one of North America's finest downhill ski areas, and has numerous hiking and walking trails. The region abounds with spectacular scenery, from glaciers to waterfalls.
A quick word to big city dwellers - this is one of the 'last outposts of man in the area' - the next nearest 'destination' - 3 hours away - is Jasper, the next town out before you're enroute to Alaska - DO NOT expect to find a booming 'Aspen' or 'Vail' nightlife experience here. See what Jasper, Canmore and Banff are really like by viewing our live, user-controlled, picture-taking web cams.
You will however find the best powder skiing on the Continent, unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, our famous Canadian Rockies scenery; and perhaps you'll find yourself again.
The Village of Lake Louise is on the Trans-Canada Highway fifty-seven kilometers (thirty-five miles) west of banff. This quiet and small village offers a range of travel amenities, fabulous dining opportunities and accommodations.
For your next Waterton Lakes National Parks vacation, the Bayshore Inn or the Waterton Glacier Suites offer a relaxing retreat--your home away from home--in the Canadian Rockies. Conveniently located not too far from the U.S. border, Waterton has a lot of potential for any Canadian Rockies visitor. Check out our selection of Waterton accommodations.
Golden, a small town about 30 minutes further on, offers a broader diversity of businesses and services. This funky little town is on our up and coming list - while not for everyone; people interested in snowmobiling, and outdoor activities without the crowds are going to appreciate this valley... plus Canada's newest ski area (KickingHorse) has just opened here - the golfing and fishing is nothing to sneer at either.
What to do if you don't ski or hike? We've organized things by month, but some activities could be done in multiple months or multiple seasons. Scan this whole page for ideas.
Stretch your legs at one of the short trails along the way. Not only does Bow Summit offer one of the most famous views in the Rockies (Peyto Lake), but also a short interpretive trail that meanders through high elevation meadows.
Where to Stay in Waterton
Hotels & resorts within the grandeur of our national park.
Waterton Activities & Events
There is something here for everyone of every age and interest in Waterton National Park.
Waterton is the idyllic place to pledge your love and begin your lives together.
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The Fairmont Chateau
A property that needs
to be on everyone's bucket list...
The Fairmont Springs
in Banff, Alberta
Gorgeous location, & an interior that matches it's impressive façade...
Fairmont Park Lodge
in Jasper, Alberta
Great accommodation! Quiet & very clean. Pleasant & friendly...
Falcon Crest Lodge
of Canmore, Alberta
Spectacular mountain view from room. Room was clean and quiet...