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Lake Louise Travel Guide: 135 reviews and 370 photos
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.
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
This is classified as a moderate hike. The trail itself takes about 5 hours round trip, but I remember that i combined... more travel advice
I stayed in a private room (shared bath with one other room). The room was simple, but comfortable and clean. Concerns I... more travel advice
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