Lake Louise Vacation Hikes

There’s a lot of reasons why Lake Louise is the perfect Rockies vacation spot. It’s considered by many to be the skiing capital of Canada, the hiking capital of Alberta, and one of the best places in the Canadian Rockies to get some photos that you’ll never forget.

Take a hike! Around Lake Louise that is.

As far as the hiking capital claim, here’s a little more info on that.

Some of the facts: Lake Louise is the highest community in Canada, at 5,020 feet (1,530 meters). By starting high, you start where the good views are. From there, the trails will take you even higher.

And trails, there are plenty. More than 200 kilometers of them all around Lake Louise area. You’ll find everything from flat and fairly easy short hikes that the whole family can enj0y, to tough climbs that’ll wear out just about anyone. All of them reward with great views though.

One of the first things you’ll probably want to do is walk around the shore of Lake Louise. Everyone does, and with good reason. It’s a magical place. If you show up to do it between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon, you might want to wait a bit, and hit a smaller hike in the area, ’cause it’s going to be packed. If you want to see it with a smaller crowd, you’ll definitely want to catch it early in the morning or getting on toward sunset.

A nice walk, especially later in the evening, is to take the Louise Creek trail or the Tramline trail. Both begin in the village and both take you to lovely viewpoints.

But whether you choose to stick with the leisurely trails or tackle the more strenuous stretches, you’re certain to walk into a vacation you will never forget.

But once you’ve gotten that out of the way, there is a lot more to see. Be sure to check out areas like Lake Moraine, and the many other trails that branch out from Lake Louise.

Inside Lake Louise

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