Exploring Lake Louise

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Take in amazing lake views and stop to enjoy the local tea houses when in season.

Lake Louise is one of the most photographed lakes in Canada, with reason. Many tourist walk the paved path round and head home. They miss out though.

Hiking to the various tea houses surrounding the lake is a must. An easy 2 mile hike from the lake lies a tea house perched on a hill in a tight cirque of peaks. Mirror Lake, at the foot of the Big Beehive, shows reflections of the peaks that surround it.

Unfortunately during the fall, the tea houses are closed. But, this doesn't warrant skipping the hike. Pack your own tea, and enjoy the porch of the tea house with out the crowds.

The impressive peaks and lakes of the area are not to be missed. Worth every step of the hike you'll be blown away by the place.

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3 months ago

Must stop

This was one of the best lakes in alberta, and probably one of the most photographed and stopped at. It would be great to get a sunrise photo.

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6 months ago

A must see

You cannot visit the Canadian Rockies on vacation and skip over Lake Louise. Yes, it is overly crowded but there is a reason. It is magnificent. In bright sunlight the lake seems to glow in color while the surrounding mountains tower over you with their glaciers. To get away from the crowds, there are doable day hikes all throughout the area and to finish the day off you're able to grab dinner at the many restaurants nearby. There are days worth of activities just within Lake Louise itself so go for it, spend a few days here, and indulge yourself!

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6 months ago

Iconic

This is probably the most iconic lake in Canada and it definitely lives up to the hype! It's a great place to spend the day and explore the area.

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over 1 year ago

Exploring Lake Louise

You can walk on a shore of the lake. Very easy walk takes about 30 minutes from where you can see beautiful rocks formations !

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about 3 years ago

Epic Location

This lake, although super busy, is a sure gem when visiting Banff.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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