Lake Louise tailor-made holidays
Clear waters surrounded by snow-topped mountains make the impossibly scenic Lake Louise an unmissable part of your Banff National Park tour. Truly the ‘Jewel of the Rockies', the turquoise lake, overlooked by steely peaks, is famed for its exquisite hiking trails, picturesque canoeing, and, come winter's chill, skiing, dog sledding and ice skating.
A canoe on Lake Louise is one of the most emblematic pictures of Canada – finally experience it for yourself, with the azure expanse being perfectly suited to canoeing and paddleboarding. Absorb the surroundings, which originate to the end of the Ice Age, with hiking trails, from gentle strolls to backcountry hikes to the Victoria Glacier, and visits to nearby provincial parks. When autumn arrives, the surrounding larches are painted in shades of glowing oranges and reds, affording perhaps even more spectacular scenery.
Lake Louise's bursting mountains and deep valleys embrace a yearly dumping of thick snow, and the subsequent winter playground plays host to relatively few tourists to accompany you on its expansive, advanced ski slopes. For those who like something more genteel, there's wintery hikes among dense, snow-covered firs, and tobogganing around the slopes of the frozen lake. Don't miss the extraordinary Icefield Parkway, a soaring highway that winds among rocky peaks, expansive icefields and sweeping valleys, winding through The Rockies from Lake Louise to Jasper National Park.
Top itineraries in Lake Louise
This superb summer escape introduces you to the exciting cities of Calgary and Edmonton, followed by a journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular highways. Take in Canada's Rocky Mountains and the charming mountain resorts of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.
This 11-day tailor-made winter holiday sees you travel to north to the remote city of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and Canada's most reliable location for spotting the Northern Lights.
This ten-day, tailor-made Canadian adventure takes you across the spectacular landscapes of the Rocky Mountains from the exciting coastal city of Vancouver in British Columbia to Calgary in the province of Alberta.
Top places to stay in Lake Louise
Built originally as a base for outdoor enthusiasts over 100 years ago the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise boasts one of the most memorable settings in the Rockies.
Moraine Lake Lodge is tucked into a peaceful valley and is almost entirely self-sufficient, working in harmony with the beautiful landscape in which it sits.
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Wexas rail specialist Alison Nicolle reports back from the Rocky Mountaineer’s signature journey – a weeklong itinerary that winds up through the Rockies to link Vancouver and Calgary.
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