Lake Louise, Alberta
Jewel of the Rockies
Only about 50 kilometres (31 miles) East of Banff, Lake Louise offers picturesque views so perfect, you might just ask to be pinched. The sparkling blue-green alpine lake is nestled at the foot of the Victoria Glacier, creating an epic backdrop no matter the time of day. So whether you fancy a surreal summer paddle or a light hike in the Canadian wilderness, Lake Louise will put a sparkle in your step.
Things to Do
Rent a canoe from the Chateau Boathouse and paddle the blue-green glacial waters of one of the ten most Instagrammed places in Canada.
If stunning views while sipping on tea and nibbling scrumptious accompaniments sounds like an afternoon in heaven, visit the lounge for Afternoon Tea with a million dollar view!
Gondola & Wildlife
Let the Lake Louise Gondola transport you to the Wildlife Interpretive Centre and perhaps catch a glimpse of the grizzlies who frequent Mount Whitehorn meadows.
Looking for a high-altitude date? Ride the Lake Louise Gondola to the top and share the game platter for two at Whitehorn Bistro.
1884 - The CP railway sets up camp.
1890 - A log cabin is built on the shore, a far contrast to the 548-room chateau.
1909 - Skiing introduced to the area.
1950 - The Lake Louise Gondola opens.