Walk the Lake Louise Lakeshore
As you reach the shores of Lake Louise, the sound of grey jays chirping and other adventurers exploring echoes across the lake and upwards towards the mountain peaks. Time seems to pause along the 2 km trail that twists through trees towards the wilderness at the end of the lake.
Where the vast expanse of the lake narrows and gives way to a subalpine forest, a waterfall towers overhead. Behind you, the Chateau Lake Louise nestled below mountain peaks beckons with its postcard-like views.
Good To Know
- 1-3 hrs
- Year Round
- In the summer months, parking is usually full from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Take Roam Transit or reserve a seat on the Parks Canada shuttle in advance.
- Paid parking in effect from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Roam Route 8X: Daily service operating year round.
Length: 2 km one way
Elevation gain: Minimal
Hiking time: 1 hour round trip
Trailhead: Upper Lake Louise Parking Area