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Lake Louise

111 Lake Louise Drive | Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking, Ice skating
Description: Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Regina, Saskatchewan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

One of the best but take your time!!! Too many people rush this hike. You start the walk at the lake with tourists galore. Then slowly they dissapear. Walk around the lake to the back of it. Don't go to the tea house or bee hive. They are great hikes another day. Keep walking to the glacier about two hours... More

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Cunha
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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Stunning scenery, easy access, trails with excellent infrastructure, everything perfect for a nice walk. The color of the water is amazing and the photos with the reflections of the glacier are beautiful. Reserve about 2 hours to get to know this wonderful piece of Banff Park.

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California City, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
55 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Lake Louise is a very pretty lake with amazing blue waters and beautiful towering mountains but for our trip through the Rockies it was the low point. The first day we went it was just too crowded to even think about going. The next morning we got there around 9. We were able to take a trail to a nice... More

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful jade Lake Louise, everything we expected. Got some excellent photos of the reflections in the lake, but the photos had to be quickly taken as it seemed like the female divisions of the Chinese army were on `Selfie' manoeuvres. Maligne Lake next door is far quieter and just as good.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place! We had lunch at the Fairmont Hotel lakeside. At least go in and sit at the massive windows looking on to the lake and have a refreshment. A very nice stop :)

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Vancouver
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We went on a Chinese bus tour departing from Vancouver. We only spent a morning in Lake Louise which was too short - next time we visit, we will just fly in to Calgary and actually spend a few days at Lake Louise. We went neat late May, and the lake was still half frozen so there was no emerald... More

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Glasgow
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I had been wanting to visit Lake Louise for so many years, finally got there this year and the wait was well worth it. although it was a bit overcast, the fact that it had recently snowed did enhance the views and feeling that this is such a majestic and beautiful location, we have all seen the typical photographs and... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

While Lake Louise’s fame is well deserved, its infamy as a crowded tourist trap is also well deserved. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a majestic sight—the peaceful ripple of the lake, the jagged green and white peaks hiding the horizon. You’ll get some great shots. But what those pictures won’t show are the hundreds of tourists just outside the frame,... More

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Gander, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Glacier is beautiful and of course there were MANY tourists there taking photos and exploring the Fairmont grounds. Although the Fairmont is not as impressive as their Chateau Frontenac location, I believe the view of Lake Louise and the glacier mountain is a better view than at the Banff Fairmont. Absolutely breathtaking and worth the drive! If we had... More

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We hired a taxi for half a day with an extremely knowledgeable driver. We arrived early to enjoy the views of this fabulous scenery . The water was a gorgeous Turquoise. We were also able to stop close to a black bear on the way there from Banf and a grizzly bear on return.

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