Lake Louise - Canada's "Diamond in the Wilderness," and the "Hiking Capital of Canada". This area offers a tremendous diversity of recreational and sightseeing opportunities. Lake Louise is home to one of North America's finest downhill ski areas, and has numerous hiking and walking trails. The region abounds with spectacular scenery, from glaciers to waterfalls.
A quick word to big city dwellers - this is one of the 'last outposts of man in the area' - the next nearest 'destination' - 3 hours away is Jasper, the next town out before you're enroute to Alaska - DO NOT expect to find a booming 'Aspen' or 'Vail' nightlife experience here...
You will however find the best powder skiing on the Continent, unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, our famous Canadian Rockies scenery; and perhaps you'll find yourself again.
The Village of Lake Louise is on the Trans-Canada Highway fifty-seven kilometers (thirty-five miles) west of banff. This quiet and small village offers a range of travel amenities, fabulous dining opportunities and accommodations.
Golden, a small town about 30 minutes further on, offers a broader diversity of businesses and services. This funky little town is on our up and coming list - while not for everyone; people interested in snowmobiling, and outdoor activities without the crowds are going to appreciate this valley... plus Canada's newest ski area (KickingHorse) has just opened here - the golfing and fishing is nothing to sneer at either.
ATTRACTIONS IN LAKE LOUISE
Lake Louise Mountains
Lake Louise Bodies of Water
ACCOMMODATIONS IN LAKE LOUISE
Moraine Lake Lodge
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Castle Mountain Chalets
Lake Louise Inn