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“Stunning!!” 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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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier...
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Lake Louise
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Activities: Hiking, Ice skating
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Owner description: Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Stunning!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stunning. View is gorgeous. Can rent canoes for 65$ per hour. We did use the canoes and it was lovely. As Fairmont guests, we were able to skip the long line. A number of trails. We did a trail which was 1.7 km. with a great lookout facing the spectacular Chateau. Tons of tourists from around the world (Japanese seemed to be the majority). Right in front of the Chateau, so perfect for the guests. Parking can be fee if on street. Go early (before 10) or after 5 to avoid the biggest crowd. Your welcome to go into the Chateau for a meal.Although gorgeous, Lake Moraine is even more beautiful. But must see.

Visited July 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Beautiful lake with easy walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lake with an easy 1.5km walk around the right hand side of the lake. Also try to see sunset at the lake, it is fantastic.

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Austin
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“Breathtakingly beautiful, if a little crowded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stunning, stunning, stunning views! Crowds of people, although the day we went, it wasn't too bad. Definitely worth visiting since vistas rarely come more breathtaking than this one.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful location...but busy with tourists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lake Louise is another must see...but not quite as spectacular as Moriane Lake (see my other review on this location). That being said, the lake with the Chateau...is a beautiful place to visit.

Get here early as well. We were here from about 10am - 12pm...and the parking lots were full and traffic was backed up when we left. I would recommend getting here no later than 10am. The areas by the Fairmont are crazy busy. Tons of tourists.

Also...here is a little hint...have a cocktail in the lobby bar/restaurant in the Fairmont. We went into the Fairmont for Mimosas...and got an amazing view of the lake right by a window. So we had a great view for a couple of hours while we drank cocktails and avoided the crowds.

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Los Gatos, California
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“Dodge the crowds: go early.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is a "must see" but the summer crowds are ridiculous. Walk around the north side of lake for a bit fewer people. The two "tea house" hikes are nice. Big views everywhere!

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