Lake Louise and the Rockies is an amazing image one of Banffs major draws. This lake is well known for the turquoise colours of its water and the snow-capped peaks that surround it. Lake Louise also boasts the Victoria Glacier, which stretches almost to the water's edge. Nicely groomed trails around the lake offer exhibits that explain the lake's formation some 10,000 years ago. The rich colour of the water this and other lakes in the park comes from deposits of glacial silt, known as rock flour, suspended just beneath the surface. Dominating the landscape at one end of the lake is the Chateau Lake Louise, built in 1894.
During the summer months a gondola carries visitors to the top of Mount Whitehorm for stunning views of the glacier and the lake. In the winter, the area attracts large numbers of skiers, ice-climbers and snowboarders.
In the Lake Louise Village visitors can stock up on supplies, such as food, clothes and gas.
Photos of Lake Louise
Area: Lake Louise
Small Towns: Banff, Lake Louise
Cross Country Skiing
Activities & Sports
Hiking Trails & Mountain Biking
Lake & River Fishing
Historic Culture, Museums & Galleries
Canoeing and Kayaking