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“Winter Wonderland!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Louise

Lake Louise
111 Lake Louise Drive | Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Ice skating
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Owner description: Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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“Winter Wonderland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We visited over Christmas week and there were a lot of interesting activities available. Beautiful sightseeing over the lake and the Mountains. They have a skating area cleared off on Lake Louise and benches to get your skates on. The best part is an ice castle that is on the pond in the middle of the skating area. Really nice place to explore and have photos. There are also horse drawn sleigh rides that you can go on, tickets are available at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. The hotel is decorated beautifully for Christmas, with Gingerbread villages, and gigantic Christmas trees decorated. There are many shops, restaurants, cafes and lounges in the hotel. There is also an outside ice bar with heaters, and maple syrup tasting outside the hotel. There is a large bathroom and change facility available in the parking lot to bundle up. We always visit Lake Louise when in the area for beautiful photo taking opportunities.

Visited December 2014
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Innsbruck
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“Hike to the end of Lake to visit paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Sparkling blue water and just as pretty as all the postcards. Walk about an hour around the lake and your start to excape the crowds and enjoy nature. A walk up the the hut for an snack is also a must!

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Witney, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful combination of lake and mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

You can't really adequately put into words the beauty of this combination of lake and mountain. It is peaceful (apart from the other tourists!) and majestic. You don't want to miss the opportunity of seeing this, especially if you are lucky enough to go there on a clear day.

Visited July 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Beautiful! A must see in any season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We both grew up visiting Lake Louise in the summer time which is amazing in its own right. However, this year we went during the winter and that was equally as good. We hiked along the side of the lake and skated on it. The view is stunning in every season!a must do if your passing through Banff National Park.

Visited December 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Trademark photo op!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This really is a stunning place but be prepared for many other tourists to think the same and be there! Difficult to find a park but amazing views down the lake to the mountains. You can even canoe if you're up for that. Pop into the heritage hotel as well - its a great building

Visited August 2014
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