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Lake Louise

Address: 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Lake Louise
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Ice skating
Owner description: Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Ice skating
Owner description: Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Barrie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

typical tourist hot spot. Very crowded and busy - hard to take good pictures. That being said it is still a sight to be seen with various activities around.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

wow!!!! it really is breath taking!! in the middle of summer the water is so blue and clear! we took canoes out on the lake as we visited in august and its an amazing experience....the lake is massive when you are on it!!! there are also some really great hikes you can do around the lake and the surrounding mountains

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Ideal for all ages kayak down Lake Louise toward the Glacier. Take in the sights and smells of the wonderful environment, it was serene and beautiful. The walking routes through the woodlands look inviting, in the deep of winter the lake becomes an ice rink and a whole new playground awaits.....what are you waiting for!

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Seattle, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the lake for five nights at the Fairmont. A great place to hike, snowshoe, ice skate in winter. The mountains an glacier make it look truly magical.

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lake Louise is an impressive sight. It is quite a large body of water and it has the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. There are a number of walking paths that you can follow and upon your return find one of the bench seats adjacent to the complex. Take a seat and admire the view. People hire a canoe independently... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love this lake, the view is fantastic and i have spent a couple hours with my honey. I went there during winter time and i am sure that i will be there again during the summer time. I think hiking there should be fun.

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Calgary, Canada
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lake Louise is one of the most beautiful places on earth. You can either stay overnight or you can make a day trip from Calgary. We went on a nice 12 km cross country ski and then had a beautiful lunch at the Chateau afterwards in the lounge. The the sun was shining brilliantly through the beautiful windows overlooking the... More 

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Fallbrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the most spectacular places to visit. The glacier at the end of the lake is very unique. Anytime during the day the views are surreal. The lake surface has reflections of the surrounding mountains.

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Fate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have to have drinks at the main restaurant bar with the beautiful picture window overlooking the lake...A lot of great little shops and we purchases several different pieces of art and some beautiful minerals. You also have to walk all the way down the path past all of the people to really get the full aspect of the lake... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We got there on the cloudy day but , still , impresive mountain scenery with the frozen lake and glacier. The ice throne surrounded by ice wall being a nice addition for the potential pictures takers. I would like to see it in summer or one more time in winter but spend some more time around the lake. Definetively I... More 

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