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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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Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.

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Pretty but busy

This is a beautiful lake, but almost not worth it when you deal with the crowds. This was the first stop on our trip through the Rockies, and we did it because it is "what you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful lake, but almost not worth it when you deal with the crowds. This was the first stop on our trip through the Rockies, and we did it because it is "what you do", but after seeing many of the other sights in the Rockies I don't know that I would go back. Almost everywhere else is... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a natural vista everyone should experience, maybe often. The one problem is that so many people do, at least on a summer afternoon at the end of July. If you can, it would be cool to plan a trip in a less traveled month. Also try earlier or later in the day.

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The pictures do not capture this place. We hiked around all day and could have stayed much longer. If you have the opportunity, do not miss.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a magical other worldly quality to this lake. I had no idea it would this breath taking. I have seen lakes across several countries, but never anything so vibrantly blue. the color of this lake looks almost artificial and actually looks a bit milky. I appreciated how easy it is to access the edge of the lake with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been to both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake multiple times and I prefer the second. Lake Louise offers beautiful sight-seeing with beautiful turquoise water and snowy mountains. A must for any Canadian or foreigner. Only cons are the price for activities around the lake and the terrible parking solutions.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came for the Chateau Fairmont Hotel and the road up and all of the car parks were full of cars. Even with clouds the mountains and the lake and the glacier are awesome.

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Milford, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I agree with prior suggestions to visit earlier in the day. We arrived by 8:15 AM and no problem with traffic or finding a parking space. The lake area was not crowded. Just be sure to obtain your park pass before arrival. I did see that you could buy the pass on-site at the parking lot. We left around 11:30,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This July 2016 , we spent a few hours visiting lake louise and we were amazed at the beauty of the place. The lake was tourqoise from the glacial melt and even though it was raining it did not dampen our appreciation of this magnificent place. I would definitely recommend the drive from Banff over to see the lake. Give... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lake Louise has long been very popular and with the increase in tourism in the rockies, the lake is drowning in visitors. When I was there in July, it was quite a nightmare. There are people everywhere - and they are very noisy. It was a shocking experience. There are some nice hikes starting at the lake, but some of... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful emerald colour which is not given justice in pictures. Be prepared for the crowds during peak periods as everyone in the country seems to have a desire to see the lake.

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