Lake Louise, is well known as the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies.” This “jewel” is set in some of Banff National Parks most impressive peaks, just 57 kilometres northwest of the Banff townsite. Sitting at the head of the lake is the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, offering perhaps some of the most picturesque accommodations in the Canadian Rockies, and the world.
Lake Louise itself is a small village, offering a full palette of amenities that include world-class dining, accommodations, and shopping. There are plenty of outdoor activities easily accessible from Lake Louise, offering some of the best views in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies.
Tour the Columbia Icefield
Experience the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in Canada, and one of the most spectacular mountain highways in the world. The Columbia Icefield is the Parkway’s crown jewel, where you venture out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a specially-equipped 4×4 vehicles.
What better way to experience the towering peaks and unrivalled beauty of Western Canada than by experiencing the wonders of the Canadian Rockies, while flying atop glaciers and valleys on a helicopter tour. Whether you fancy heli-hiking, ice-walking or simply an exhilarating ride amidst the majestic mountains, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Don’t forget your camera!
See Yoho National Park and Lake Louise
Begin your journey from beautiful Lake Louise and learn about the natural forces that have shaped the appearance of the lakes and streams found in this area of the Rocky Mountains. Continue on to Moraine Lake before crossing the Great Divide to experience Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge and Takakkaw Falls.