Exploring Lake Louise

111 Lake Louise Drive - Search Nearby - 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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Chillin, Photography, Hiking

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Heaven Abound!

If heaven can be improved this is it! I visited Lake Louise towards the end of Feb when you could still walk on the lake, but it was starting to melt near the shore. A fun trip is to snowshoe up to mirror lake, but be mindful of avalanche warnings. I am headed back in July to complete the Tea House hike!

Very crowded, very beautiful

If you're looking for a beautiful turquoise blue alpine lake to yourselves, this is not the one. Though it is popular for a reason - it is gorgeous! Try to go early in the morning or late at night for a more personal experience with this site. Rent a canoe or kayak. Enjoy..

Stunning but crowded

I don't recommend going during the peek of summer because it can get rather crowded and noisy, however the view is definitely worth it.

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