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Lake Louise is the little lake a few miles up the hill from the town of the same name. You are transfixed immediately upon seeing the magnificent turquoise color of the lake, the result of rock flour carried by water from the glaciers.

The Lake itself is named for one of Queen Victoria's daughters, Princess Louise, who was the wife of the Governor General of Canada at the time.

The Town itself

Because the whole of Lake Louise is within the limits of the national park, development is strictly controlled. There is one small shopping mall, a few hotels, a restaurant and that's about it.

Don't let this deter you from coming here though, it is some of the most incredible scenery and hiking you will see anywhere. I went at the end of fall, the driver told me that a week after I left they would close a lot of roads due to avalanche danger but soon the snow would come and lots of happy skiiers would be coming to visit

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  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    What a beautiful place you share here Val! Thanks for the visual aid to my book!

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Ah Lake Louise you were icy when we visited you.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:34 AM

    Some very lovely pics of Lake Louise here Val. That's quite an accommodation find.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Hi, Val!~ I see you've had a memorable stay there... Thanks for sharing~

  • katalin's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    how beautiful place... Great pictures!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    Gorgeous photo's! You sound like you found quite a bargain at the Hostel, a good tip on it! I think you weather might have been a bit better than ours, but still nothing could really spoil Lake Louise.


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