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Lake Louise

Lake Louise in the summer time
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Discover Iconic Lake Louise

Lake Louise is world famous for its turquoise lakes, the Victoria Glacier, soaring mountain backdrop, palatial hotel, and incredible hiking and skiing. Surrounded by a lifetime’s worth of jaw-dropping sights and adventures, Lake Louise is a rare place that must be experienced to be believed.

Activities in Lake Louise

Lake Louise has long been a mecca for adventures. From sleigh rides, to dog sledding, paddling, hiking and more, there is something here for every level of adventurer. Visit our Winter in Lake Louise and Summer in Lake Louise pages for more on seasonal activities.


With endless adventures in every direction, making Lake Louise your basecamp is a great way to explore Banff National Park. Those looking to wake up with a lakeside view will love the luxury of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Seconds away from the lake is Deer Lodge - a historic lodge with many amenities, including a rooftop jacuzzi. If you’re looking for a cozy Lake Louise getaway, check out Paradise Bungalows - a family-owned operation that offers individual cabins for the full romantic mountain experience. The hamlet of Lake Louise also offers several accommodation options, including The Mountaineer Lodge and Lake Louise Inn. Baker Creek Mountain Resort is located just outside Lake Louise and offers a serene cabin-style accommodation.  


Lake Louise is also home to some incredible restaurants - many of which practice a farm-to-table ethos, bringing together the best of Alberta meats, to pair with the incredible nearby growing regions in British Columbia. Sample authentic game meats at Deer Lodge, pair an incredible view with a beautiful Okanagan wine at The Fairview Dining Room or ride a gondola to indulge in cuisine at The Whitehorn Bistro. Other must-visit places include The Station Restaurant, Laggan’s Mountain BakeryThe Lakeview Lounge, Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse and The Lake Agnes Tea House.

Lake Louise Shuttles, Transit & Tours

Lake Louise is highly popular throughout the peak summer season, with parking lots filling up early each day. If you are planning to visit Lake Louise from June to October, the best way is to reserve a Parks Canada shuttle or a seat on Roam Transit ahead of time. Learn more about shuttle and transit options to Lake Louise. 

For an enhanced experience, book a guided tour to Lake Louise and other jaw dropping locations in Banff National Park. With multiple tour companies offering unique experiences, you have no shortage of options to choose from. Brewster SightseeingDiscover Banff ToursHopOnBanff, Mountain Park TransportationRadventuresWhite Mountain Adventures and WowBanff all offer tours that include a stop at Lake Louise.


The hamlet of Lake Louise is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1). It has a small shopping centre, with a grocery store, bakery, deli, bar, sporting goods store, and visitor information centre. Lake Louise also offers a variety of restaurant and accommodation options. Smaller and quieter than the town of Banff, you really feel immersed in the mountains and nature when you spend time in Lake Louise. 

  • Summer in Lake Louise

    Summer in Lake Louise

    A hiking and sightseeing paradise, Lake Louise is the perfect place for an uplifting summer vacation.

    Surrounded by endless adventures and sights to see, in Lake Louise you feel truly immersed in nature. Paddle through the iridescent lakes, climb mountains, or just lie back in the grass and enjoy the sunshine and pure mountain air. 

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  • Winter in Lake Louise

    Winter in Lake Louise

    Explore the winter wonderland of Lake Louise. You’ll feel like you’re in your very own fairy tale full of ice castles, scenic skating rinks, and cosy fires. 

    There is a huge range of activities to enjoy during the winter: active outdoor pursuits such as skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, and ice skating; events such as the spectacular Ice Magic Festival; and more intimate experiences, such as sleigh rides and warm cocoa in front of the fire. 

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Plan Your Stay

Browse and book accommodation and lodging packages with our trip planning tool. To learn about the different types of accommodation available in Banff and Lake Louise, visit our Places to Stay page or Contact Us to speak to a local expert.