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Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

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Lake Louise is a beautiful mountain lake in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and at the far end is a large glacier. The lake is quite isolated, but provides a magnificent setting for a luxury resort, the Chateaux Lake Louise. The primary form of recreation in the area is walking around the lake on the lakeside path, hiking several mountain trails leading from the lake, and admiring the scenery. The Lake Louise Ski fields are only a short drive from the lake, offering ski-enthusiasts with a wide variety of runs for varying skill levels.

Ski run at Lake LouiseOne of the skiruns at Lake Louise (photo taken on the very last day of the 1993 ski-season)

There is a very small town of the same name at the base of the mountain, including two restaurants (one converted from the heritage-listed trainstation) and a petrol (gas) station.

If you want to stay at the lake, be warned - the chateaux is luxurious, but extremely expensive. They know a captive audience when they see one! But it is worth it for the beautiful surrounds and the clear crisp mountain air. Those looking for a slightly cheaper view may prefer to stay elsewhere and to simply visit the lake for a daytrip.

Carparkviewlakelouise.jpg Even from the carpark the view is magnificent.