Lake Louise, Alberta

Exploring Lake Louise

Originally added by Seth Langbauer

Take in amazing lake views and stop to enjoy the local tea houses when in season.

Lake Louise is one of the most photographed lakes in Canada, with reason. Many tourist walk the paved path round and head home. They miss out though.

Hiking to the various tea houses surrounding the lake is a must. An easy 2 mile hike from the lake lies a tea house perched on a hill in a tight cirque of peaks. Mirror Lake, at the foot of the Big Beehive, shows reflections of the peaks that surround it.

Unfortunately during the fall, the tea houses are closed. But, this doesn't warrant skipping the hike. Pack your own tea, and enjoy the porch of the tea house with out the crowds.

The impressive peaks and lakes of the area are not to be missed. Worth every step of the hike you'll be blown away by the place.

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Exploring Lake Louise

You can walk on a shore of the lake. Very easy walk takes about 30 minutes from where you can see beautiful rocks formations !

over 2 years ago

Epic Location

This lake, although super busy, is a sure gem when visiting Banff.

Go for sunset

Truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Go for sunset, and don't expect solitude. Given the chateau and the lake's general popularity, you'll need to hike a bit further from the main viewing platform if you want any peace and quiet.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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