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The snow-covered peaks surrounding Lake Louise promise great adventure, contrasting beautifully with the brilliant blue lake waters. The area is teaming with wildlife that can be spotted scampering around their natural habitat, and during the summer months the snow melts to allow you to appreciate the abundant greenery of the area. Whether you glide down the slopes, take a hike through winding trails, or enjoy the scenery from a cozy chair next to a fireplace, Lake Louise can be appreciated on so many levels.

Things to see

The powdered slopes of Lake Louise Mountain Resort are usually the first stop for ski and snowboard enthusiasts. Onboard the lift you’ll get the best view of the Canadian Rockies, and may even spot a grizzly bear or two. The aptly named Grizzly Express Gondola carries skiers and riders from the base to the top of the mountain, covering 2,414 vertical feet, with big windows so you can enjoy the view. There’s also the Lake Louise Gondola which takes you to the perfect spot to hike Mt. Whitehorn if you’re up for the challenge, or you can simply take a leisurely stroll and breathe in the crisp mountain air. Although you’ll see Moraine Lake from afar, it’s worth taking a trip up close in order to truly appreciate the crystal blue hue of the lake against the grey mountains. Explore further along the winding trail to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse, a challenging hike where you’ll be rewarded with the sights of mountain goats and chipmunks, as you take on winding trails.

Hotels in Lake Louise

Swiss style lodges and cozy inns are just the place to unwind after a hard day on the slopes. Luxury hotels in Lake Louise manage to pack in features such as spas and hot tubs, ski storage, shops, and bars for après-ski. Look for rooms with jetted tubs to soothe aching muscles, as well as features such as bathrobes, turndown services, and satellite television. Budget options still manage to offer breathtaking lake and mountain views, with family rooms, coffee makers, refrigerators, bathtubs, and complimentary toiletries.

Where to stay

Lake Louise is a relatively small hamlet, with most hotels based on the sloping hills overlooking the lake. With shuttle buses zooming around the area, and well-worn hiking trails, most places to stay are in convenient for skiers and nature enthusiasts. As a rule, the closer you get to the lake, the more luxurious the hotels become, so you can save money by being a mere 10 minute drive away.

How to get to Lake Louise

Calgary International Airport is less than two hours away by road, and you can either pick up a rental car from the terminal, or book a place on the Lake Louise Ski Bus. There’s also a free bus service between the ski resorts and the major hotels, making it easy to get around. There are also ski bus services from Canmore, Edmonton, and other major Canadian cities. Most visitors choose to arrive by car, with the resort not far from the Trans-Canada Highway, a smooth and easy drive.