Visiting Lake Louise is a breath of fresh mountain air and a surreal look into the majestic beauty of Canada
’s Rocky Mountains. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is notoriously a must see destination, with unique sparkling emerald-green waters fed from the surrounding mountain glaciers
. If the amazing sights are not enough, you can also explore the shore side Fairmont
Chateau Lake Louise and its historical beauty. Accommodation of varying styles, such as vacation rental, condo rental and chalet rental offer a chance to experience the serene Canadian beauty.
Lake Louise is located in the heart of Banff
National Park, just a 45-minute drive from the scenic town of Banff, Alberta
, where accommodations, lodging, condo rentals, chalet rentals and other vacation rentals are readily available. There are three main communities, including the Village of Lake Louise, which offers a shopping center, grocery store, bakery, bistro and sporting goods store, as well as the Visitor Information Centre for planning activities. The ski area is a short drive from vacation rentals, and the third area is the lake, which gives the area its name. World-class dining options are available in all three areas, close to accommodation.
In the summer months, canoe rentals are available for a relaxing paddle. There are also an excellent selection of world class hiking trails of varying levels of difficulty and length. Hikes lead to more amazing views, teahouses, trickling creeks and glaciers
. Other adventures include travelling by horse, guided trails, heli-hiking and rock climbing. A sightseeing gondola ride leading to hikes and beautiful views leads to the Wildlife Interpretive Center. Here, visitors can take guided tours to learn about deer, bears, wolves and other wildlife that frequent the mountain ranges. Environmental issues and initiatives are also explained to ensure the natural wonders can be appreciated for years to come.
During the winter, Lake Louise becomes one of the world’s most stunning skating rinks
. Dogsledding, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, sleigh rides and tubing are fun activities that will bring appreciation and love of snow for couples, families and individuals. Chalet rentals and vacations rentals are popular accommodations for enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate after a day spent outdoors.
For alpine skiers and snowboarders, one of the largest ski resorts in North America is just a short drive or bus away from a vacation rental or chalet rental. Lake Louise Ski Resort offers world-class terrain and plenty of snow that lands it on the list of top 25 ski resorts on earth
. Every chair offers a variety of gentle slopes, cruising runs, chutes, glades and gullies with beginner, intermediate and expert runs. Lessons and equipment rentals are available, along with a licensed daycare. Families and groups of differing experience can ski together or meet at one of the restaurants. Many breakfast, lunch and après-ski dining options are offered, from a quick bite to eat to a casual but filling meal to the full gourmet experience.