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Lake Louise

111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea house” (269 reviews)
“fairmont hotel” (134 reviews)
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111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Big lake that you can walk part of the way round,fabulous views. They hire out boats and canoes so you can go and explore.

Thank Magsmutt
Reviewed yesterday

The views of Lake Louise are priceless. There are countless opportunities to explore in Lake Louise as well, from Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Canoeing. You can also go dog-sledding in the winter! Parking can be a bit disastrous if you are only visiting the...More

Thank K3NtheCanadian
Reviewed yesterday

Lake Louise is a must see. The milky turquoise water is a fascinating spectacle in and of itself and almost doesn't look real, especially from higher elevations. We visited during the peak of the tourist season in July and arrived after 9 am. We had...More

Thank JCMOReviewer
Reviewed yesterday

We pretended to be high rollers and went through the massive hotel lobby, out the back, and to their private lakeside for the best view, and fewer people. Priceless

Thank Westgalady
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great colours! Awesome hikes! A little too many tourists but you can get away from them when hiking up to the Teahouse at the end of the regular walk around the lake.

Thank ManjaK
Reviewed 2 days ago

For years we have looked at travel brochures of the Canadian Rockies including Banff and Lake Louise. Never in our dreams did we think we would ever have the opportunity to visit. As luck would have it, our daughter moved to outside Vancouver and it's...More

Thank Mongo1234
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful lake. Lots of tourists. It's a very unique color which you will see in the pictures (and in person hopefully!). Speaking of tourists... We had to park in the overflow - which most people will have to - and we came...More

Thank Ivy Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful lake, post-card perfect view! We hiked all the way to the Point of Six Glaciers. Spectacular views along the way, the hike gets more difficult towards the end, - but still doable (highly recommend hiking poles if you plan to go all the way...More

Thank Galina Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This lake is very pretty and the view is mesmerizing. This place is definitely very touristy and very crowded but the view is worth it. We visited it during a rainy day and it was still so gourges.

Thank Julia Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This lake was fabulous! Managed to snag a great parking spot! Talk to the guys working, they'll help you! Hiked to lake Agnes tea house, canoed the lake, walked the hotel! Everything about this was perfect! A lot of people? Yes!! So get off the...More

Thank BARAM5
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April 30, 2017|
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Response from Allison M | Reviewed this property |
The Boathouse unless you have your own canoe ☺
Annette L
April 24, 2017|
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Response from debrakgrose | Reviewed this property |
Hi Annette ... There are canoe rentals at the boathouse on the west shore of the lake. However, life jackets are a must when you are canoeing, especially with children. It is a great experience, but I would ask at the... More
Neha M
April 23, 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Neha, We had excellent weather around Banff at the end of August beginning of September last year. From Calgary airport my suggestion is Brewsters Airporter Bus (between Calgary and Banff) they stop in Canmore. There... More