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Lake Louise

Lake Louise tailor-made holidays

Introduction

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.

Summer

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. 

Winter

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.

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Rocky Mountaineer Grand Circle Tour

14-day luxury rail journey from £3,855 pp

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Between expert-led tours, handpicked hotel stays and, yes, an ultra-scenic rail journey, this curated itinerary showcases Canada’s dramatic landscapes in style. Along the way, you’ll step out onto glaciers, sweep alongside rushing rivers and summit national-park peaks.

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Top itineraries in Lake Louise

Alberta’s Summer Sensations

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,175 pp incl. flights

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.

Northern Lights in Yellowknife & the Rockies

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,530 pp incl. flights

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.

Winter Rockies Tour: Vancouver to Calgary

11-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £1,950 pp incl. flights

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.

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

7-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £2,535 pp incl. flights

Sweep through the Canadian Rockies on a truly legendary rail journey, stopping off for scenic helicopter flights, gondola rides and guided tours of Banff and Yoho National Park. You'll even stay right on the shores of Lake Louise.

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Top places to stay in Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Historic hotel

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

Contemporary lodge

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.

Deer Lodge, Lake Louise, Alberta

Traditional lodge

Named by Flight Network as one of Canada’s 25 Most Unique Accommodations, this historic mountain lodging offers century-old charm and modern amenities, including rooftop hot tub, in a beautiful Rocky Mountain setting just minutes from Lake Louise.

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Lake Louise articles

Rocky Mountaineer - North America's Greatest Rail Journey

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.

Best of Canada's Winter Destinations

Winter is Canada's longest season. However, rather than shut down the country comes alive with opportunities for activities and festivities. Essentially the country is one big winter playground.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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