Lake Louise, Alberta

The Lake Louise Ski Area is a ski resort located in Banff National Park, near the village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. 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 main attractions at Lake Louise are the vibrantly coloured glacial lakes and Victoria Glacier at the head of Lake Louise. The lakes to stop and explore are: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. During the summer you can canoe on the lake and in the winter months they offer ice skating around the ice castle or horse drawn sleigh rides. Every January there is an international ice carving competition held called Ice Magic.

Things to See & Do

* Glacial lakes
* Victoria Glacier
* Chateaux Lake Louise
* Hiking & Climbing
* Sightseeing Gondola

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English & French
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1

Transport Links – Lake Louise is accessible from Calgary International Airport (2.5 hrs). There are airport shuttles available for transfer to Lake Louise. Greyhound has a few scheduled runs throughout the day from the Calgary bus terminal.

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