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Lake Louise

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Address: 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-877-956-8473-1-403-522-3555
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Activities: Hiking, Ice skating
Description: Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
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Aging ... in another 40 years there will be no glacier at all.

Way too many people to really enjoy. I grew up skiing on the glacier and in the forty years a lot of the snow has disappeared.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My son and I had completed a backpacking hike to lake Magog and Mt Assiniboine, so that trip jaded us for our trip to Lake Louise. We arrived mid day and traffic/parking was horrific. We walked to the lake and found the walks surrounding it to be crowded. The glacier fed lake is truly beautiful, as is the overall scenery.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Way too many people to really enjoy. I grew up skiing on the glacier and in the forty years a lot of the snow has disappeared.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and amazing lake! a few hiking trails around to check out for the day depending on how much time you have to spend there.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were told by out travel agent that August was a good time to visit Lake Louise, so we planned our whole Canadian/Alaskan trip with that in mind, we weren't disappointed, we stayed at the Fairmont on the Lake (which is great) but if you're driving to the lake allow extra time as it gets really busy & quite crowded.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Another stunning mountain lake surrounded by spectacular mountains, including one with a glacier. The adjacent Fairmont Hotel offers many possibilities for gifts, dining, and (for the wealthy) lodging...but the main attraction is outside. Canoes on the lake make for great photo ops.

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is your "iconic" gorgeous mountain chateau...unfortunately it has become so popular that it is almost impossible to go there. Parking is so bad that you have to park at least a mile away down the side roads leading up to the property. I have visited several times and have never seen it so crowded as it was in August... More 

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Ridgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is our fourth visit to Lake Louise, the first being in 1977. It is an iconic location in Banff National Park, one everyone wants to see. And it sometimes seems that everyone is indeed there. This is a very busy spot. Parking can be at a premium and be prepared for the crowds. When we were there in 2010,... More 

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Oromocto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Just like all the pictures. The water is a shocking shade of blue. Next time I will go out in a canoe, its a bit pricey but looks like it would be worth the check in the box. It was fairly busy, but what can you expect. If you dont like crowds I hear Moraine lake right beside it has... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We traveled up to Lake Louise in July. Our first attempt was to no avail as there were so many people there we could not park. Go during the week and go early. We have been to many lakes over the years, this is one of the most beautiful if not the most. When in the area, a must see.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We got here at 7:30 am and easily found a parking spot right near the washroom. Early morning is definitely the time to be at Lake Louise. Everything was very peaceful. We hiked to Plain of 6 Glaciers, which starts out as a trail bordering the lake for 1.5 miles so we got to see a lot of the lake.... More 

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