What to see on a Lake Louise vacation

Lake Louise, is widely known as the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies,” and for good reason. It’s truly one of the Canadian Rockies top vacation spots.

The amazing color of this lake is nearly impossible to describe. It’s somewhere around blue-green and blue. Lake Louise owes its amazing color to rock particles created by the shifting of the Victoria Glacier. These particles are mixed in the glacier water and reflect the bright color.

The Chateau on Lake Louise. Just like a fairytale.

Lake Louise sits in a small glacial valley, 57 kilometres northwest of Banff, ringed by some of the most amazing ice-capped mountains Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies have to offer. As if this place needed anything to make it more magical, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, looking like it came right out of a fairytale, is situated grandly at one end of the lake.

Lake Louise is like a diamond. Small, but nearly perfect. It offers a great travel amenities, fabulous dining experiences, local shops and unique accommodations. The quaint village is and ideal destination to escape the crowds with plenty of recreational activities and sightseeing opportunities to enjoy.

Lake Louise is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with trail riding, hiking, canoeing, rafting and mountain biking in the summer and in winter months the Lake Louise ski resort is the major attraction with its world-class ski runs and fresh powder slopes! The perfect retreat for a relaxing vacation or an outdoor adventure!

Things to do around Lake Louise

On the Icefields

Experience the Icefields Parkway, one of best-known scenic drives in the Rockies, and one of the most spectacular mountain highways in the world. The Columbia Icefield is the Parkway’s main attraction, where you can venture out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a Brewster Ice Explorer.

Lake Louise and Area Tours

Begin a tour of beautiful Lake Louise and discover the natural forces that have shaped the appearance of the lakes and streams found in this area of the Rocky Mountains. Continue on to Moraine Lake before crossing the Great Divide to experience Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge and Takakkaw Falls.

Lake Louise from above

They say it’s impossible to see everything Lake Louise and Banff National Park have to offer in one vacation, or even in one life time. But really, it’s possible. Just jump in a helicopter. You can get a 360 degree view or the entire area, then land for some heli-hiking, ice-walking. And don’t forget the camera, as this is one of the best vantage points you’ll find for Rockies photography.

Inside Lake Louise

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Canadian Rockies Lodges & Inns

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Get great deals on lodging in our newly renovated rooms & cabins surrounded by Jasper scenery.

Johnston Canyon
The Johnston Canyon Resort is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies in beautiful Alberta.

Mount Robson Inn
A Jasper hotel offering family friendly accommodations in the Canadian Rockies with landscapes that will capture your heart.

Mountaineer Lodge
Comfortable lodge located in Lake Louise, nestled in a pine forest with tremendous views of Mount Temple and its summit glacier.

Canadian Rockies Activities

Banff Backpacking & Mountaineering
We are the premier provider of trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Banff ATV Tours & Zipling
Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on an ATV Tour. Or have fun Ziplining in Banff, Alberta!

Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls & elaborate ice caves!

Whitewater Rafting in Jasper, Alberta
Raft the exciting Sunwapta or the Athabasca River, or try the Fraser River in B.C. Raft Jasper!

Raft the Kicking Horse
in Banff, Alberta

The Kicking Horse River is one of the best
known for rafting tours...

White Water Rafting in
the Canadian Rockies

Experience whitewater adventure in the Canadian Rockies...

Golf Banff
Golf Jasper
The best & most beautiful golf courses in the Canadian Rockies...

Canadian Rockies
Golf Guide

Golf BC, Jasper, Banff and the beautiful Canadian Rockies....