Lake Louise

Lake Louise, located in Banff National Park is known for its sparkling blue waters and is situated at the base of impressive glacier-clad peaks.

The Lake is about 2.5 kilometres long and 90 metres deep. In the summer months this offers a surreal paddling experience and becomes one of the most scenic skating rinks in the world when winter falls. Year round, Lake Louise offers picture-postcard scenery and numerous activities and adventures for families, outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Known to the Stoney First Nation as Lake of the Little Fishes and called Emerald Lake by its first European visitor in 1882, Lake Louise was renamed in 1884 to honour Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria.

The village of Lake Louise offers quaint dining and shopping options and is a five minute drive from the Lake. For over 125 years, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, art lovers and history buffs alike.

In summer hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting are just some of the activities to keep your adrenalin going.

Winter in Banff National Park is peaceful, but exhilarating. Enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dogsledding, sleigh rides and more.

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