"Chateau Lake Louise (Lake Louise area)" Lake Louise/Chateau Lake Louise. Tip by sunnywong

The Chateau was built in various versions over the past century. The current structure was built after the fire of 1924, and expanded in 1986 with the Glacier Wing. A visitor to the hotel was once told that the water is such a beautiful blue because "the hotel pulls the plug every night and completely repaints the bottom." The aqua color is really due to very fine rock flour from the glacial runoff in the Lake reflecting the sunlight. You can rent a canoe in summer or go horseback riding, or --in the winter--go skating on the lake.

Address: 36 Miles or 56 Kilometers from Banff

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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