Lake Louise

Travel Guide
Banff National Park showing mountains, snow and tranquil scenes

Come to Lake Louise and enjoy its lake views, hiking, and sightseeing.

Panoramic lake views, gourmet restaurants, and top sights from Moraine Lake to Banff National Park—discover it all in Lake Louise.

This remote hamlet is named after its glacier lake, which is so picturesque and placid that you won’t believe it’s real.

All of the glacial lakes of Canada’s Rocky Mountains are stunning, but there is something about Lake Louise that makes it look too good to be true. Yet, this hamlet is very real and even though it feels like it’s a world away from Calgary, it’s not hard to reach. Finding a diamond like this deep in the vast wilderness of Banff National Park certainly adds to the lake’s appeal.

The village of Lake Louise, 3 miles (5 kilometers ) downhill from the lake, has shops, gear rental stores, restaurants and a range of accommodation options. The stately hotel Chateau Lake Louise is part of the elevated Lake Louise Mountain Resort at the lake’s edge, providing a scenic place to eat, rest or soak in the spa.

Lake Louise is a popular tourist destination during both the ski season and summer months and offers plenty of exciting, or relaxing, activities year-round.

In summer, put your feet up in the resort or camp out in the wilderness. If you like hiking or horse riding, join a guided tour to traverse the trails around the lake, until you reach the point where you can overlook Peyto Lake with its beautiful turquoise-colored water. Another trail leads to Mirror Lake. Canoeing is the best way to explore the lakes, because the water is too cold for swimming.

By winter Lake Louise is in full swing again as it shifts to accommodate the flocks of wintersports fanatics. Lake Louise is home to some of Canada’s best powdery slopes. The town’s luxury ski resorts offer gear rental and direct shuttles to the mountains.

Reach Lake Louise, in the province of Alberta, by driving along the Trans-Canada Highway northwest from Banff, a 35-mile (57-kilometer) journey. Buses from Calgary, which has an international airport, take just over two hours to get to Lake Louise, but the best way to see the area is by car. The next town up, Jasper, is more than three hours away along the Icefields Parkway, a very scenic journey.

Mountaineer Lodge
Mountaineer Lodge
2.5 out of 5
101 Village Road, Lake Louise, AB, T0L 1E0
The price is CA $479 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this ski hotel in Lake Louise. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,389 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Jun. 24, 2022

Mountaineer Lodge
Lake Louise Inn
Lake Louise Inn
3 out of 5
210 Village Road, Lake Louise, AB, T0L1E0
The price is CA $557 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lake Louise. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,477 reviews)
"Friendly staff and clean hotel! Would stay again."

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2022

Lake Louise Inn
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
4 out of 5
111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB, T0L1E0
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Lake Louise. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"Their customer service is top notch!!! I had a last minute restaurant booking request (husband’s 50th bday) and they did not disappoint. We were seated with the best view of the restaurant (Wallister Stube). We were also greeted with a bottle of Champagne when we went back to our room. This is definitely ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 24, 2022

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Storm Mountain Lodge Cabins & Dining
Storm Mountain Lodge Cabins & Dining
3 out of 5
Highway 93 South, Castle Junction, AB, T1L 1C8
The price is CA $435 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Castle Junction. Enjoy free parking, breakfast, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Vista - Arnica Lake Trailhead and Stanley ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (35 reviews)
"Very well located, peaceful and quiet."

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2022

Storm Mountain Lodge Cabins & Dining
✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
Golden, BC
The price is CA $450 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this cabin in Golden. Enjoy onsite parking, barbecue grills, and a TV. Popular attraction Wapta Falls Trailhead is located nearby. Discover genuine guest ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"We were right in the Rockie Mountains the views are spectacular."

Reviewed on Jun. 15, 2022

✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
Chancellor Peak Chalets
Chancellor Peak Chalets
3.5 out of 5
2924 Kicking Horse Road, 28KM East of Golden, Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
Stay at this 3.5-star cabin in Golden. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a picnic area. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (127 reviews)
Authentic chalets in nature
"This was my second stay at Chancellor Peak. We stayed in chalet #14 which is private with an amazing view of the Peak and the surrounding nature. The chalet complex is located right at the Kootenay River. The area is very quiet and there are bears as well. A black bear came looking for food around ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 28, 2019

Chancellor Peak Chalets
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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