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Situated in Banff National Park, many people think Lake Louise is it’s own National Park, but it’s actually a part of Banff National Park. It’s both a tiny town (more of a hamlet, really), ski resort, outdoor adventure area and a lake. The glacial lake is an intense shade of turquoise thanks to the meltwater from the glaciers, which deposits the rock silt into it.

There are many things to do in Lake Louise. If visiting in summer, you’ll definitely want to take the Lake Louise gondola for grizzly bear viewing. There’s great hiking and biking in the area, including the Banff Legacy Trail, which technically runs all the way from here into to the town of Canmore. For hikes, Consolation Lakes is ideal for families and hiking up to the Lake Agnes Tea House is a rite of passage every visitor should make.

During autumn, this region is a prime spot for viewing the larch trees and the Larch Valley hike is one you’ll want to tackle to see some of the best fall colours in Alberta.

In winter this part of Banff National Park is all about the snow. There’s epic skiing and tubing at the world famous ski resort and nearby, the Fairmont builds an ice castle and ice bar. Of course Lake Louise ice skating is a magical experience that is free for everyone. The most notable winter festival is Ice Magic where you can explore Lake Louise ice sculptures and watch the ice carver artists at work. That’s just one of the many Lake Louise winter activities not too miss.

This tag explores many more Lake Louise activities and attractions. Anytime of year, there’s a ton of quality Lake Louise restaurants to check out. Additionally, the region has become a top wellness destination. Wellness workshops and weekends range from yoga to cold water therapy through the Fairmont.

Why you need get on Lake Louise ice skating right now!

By |2021-10-20T11:49:48-06:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , |

We're all looking for something different to do outdoors this season, and if you've never gone skating at Lake Louise, consider this your cue to head to one of the most magical destinations in the Canadian Rockies. We've got all the info from skating hours to where to nab rentals to the best ways to warm up from the cold.

What a weekend Wim Hof workshop is really like

By |2021-06-01T10:03:53-06:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: |

If you've heard of The Iceman, Wim Hof, then you likely know a bit about cold water therapy. I didn't. But that didn't stop me from doing a weekend Wim Hof workshop at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Read on if you're curious to know what it's like wading into a freezing lake when it's -25°C outside.

This is why you need to do the Lake Louise Gondola

By |2021-05-20T17:30:10-06:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |

You don't need me to tell you Banff National Park is crazily crowded each summer. But most people don't realize how uncrowded its ski resorts are. You'll find free parking (and a shuttle into Lake Louise) from Lake Louise Ski Resort. AND... we spotted not 1, not 2, not 3,4,5, but 7 grizzly bears from the Lake Louise gondola! Here's a look at our experience, because you really ought to replicate it yourself.

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