Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a town located in Banff National Park. It is named in honour of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. The lake that the town gets it name from is a stunning, powder blue lake fed directly by Victoria Glacier. At Lake Louise you will also find Chateau Lake Louise. Chateau lake Louise is a deluxe resort hotel built in the 1800.

Although the majority of travelers visit Lake Louise during the summer, during the winter months downhill skiing attracts many outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Louise ski area is spectacular. It has wonderful views and more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain spread over several mountain.


Lake Louise accommodations are located at the lake and the lower village where you will also find fine dining and shopping. They are many accommodations to choose from in Lake Louise. Travelers can select to stay at hotels, cabins, chalets, lodges or hostels.

Vacancy for Lake Louise accommodations is very low during the tourism season. Travelers are recommended to book their reservation well in advance to guarantee that they receive their choice lodging.


Lake Louise festivals include the Lake Louise Winter Festival.

Lake Louise Winter Festival Jan 18 - Feb 3, 2004
Cads Ski Festival and Championship March


Hiking in Lake Louise allows sightseers to explore the wonders and beauty of the surrounding mountains.


Hotels in Lake Louise are located at the lake and in the lower village. They are designed to be relaxing and inviting, and cater to their guests' vacation needs.

Hotels offer one, two, suites or family units on a nightly basis. Their lodging styles range from affordable family oriented to high-end suites.

Hotels have additional facilities to help their guest relax after their day on the slopes or in the backcountry such as pools, saunas, and spas.


Lake Louise motels provide close access to skiing for visitors to the area. Shuttle service to ski hills is often available.

The Lake Louise area has many motels for travelers to choose from. Many amenities can be found including kitchen suites, family suites, non-smoking rooms, and balcony rooms. Other amenities are free morning coffee, newspapers, irons, and microwaves.

Lake Louise motel package options include ski shuttle service, lift ticket packages, and group and family rates. Seniors and newlywed prices are available.


Lake Louise resort has Canada's largest ski facilities.


Lake Louise has more than 4000 acres of spectacular terrain suited for all skiers.


Lake Louise skiing facilities include downhill and cross-country trails. Located in the heart of Banff National Park, Lake Louise offers world-class facilities.

Snow conditions for Lake Louise skiing are incredible. Skiing conditions vary dramatically around the region based on elevation especially in the surround mountains. The average snowfall for Lake Louise is 142 inches (360 cm) annually.

Other skiing facilities in the area include Norquay, Sunshine. Together these mountains provide over 7,700 acres of terrain, hundreds of ski runs and trails for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities and skill.

Ski Resort

Lake Louise is Canada's largest ski area.


Lake Louise offers a perfect setting for snowshoe tours. Local mountains and countryside offer sightseers and adventurers beautiful views and majestic scenery.

Tour operators offer half and full-day backcountry tours into the Canadian Rockies. They also offer multi-day packages and customized trips throughout the region.

Packages and customized trips include accommodation, professional guides and naturalists, snowshoes, boots, snack and hot drinks.


Interpretive tours of Lake Louise are available by professional naturists and guides. They take sightseers around the village and surrounding areas including to scenic sites and wildlife habitats.

Lake Louise tours are fully customizable. They can be selected based on vacation plans, budget, skill level, and expectations.

Tours operators offer walking or motorized tours from a couple of hours, half day to a full day. Packages are based on group size and language, and include pick up and drop off from all local hotels.


Lake Louise weather is variable due to its high elevation and surrounding mountains. Its location in the mountains of the Canadian Rockies gives it a wide range of weather throughout the year. Lake Louise weather conditions range from pleasant, warm days with low humidity during the summer to dry, favorable winters with ample snow.