VirtualTourist.com will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Lake Louise Village" Banff Town/ Lake Louise Town Tip by sunnywong

Favorite thing: Lake Louise Village doesn't amount to much, but it's an essential supply stop, with more or less everything you need in terms of food and shelter (at a price). Most of it centers round a single mall and parking lot, with a brand-new youth hostel and a few outlying motels dotted along the service road to the north. There's nothing to do in the village, and unless you have a vehicle to take you to the lakes you're likely to be bored and frustrated. The smart new Lake Louise Information center, a few steps from the car park, offers not only information but also high-tech natural-history exhibits (daily mid-June to mid-Sept 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 8 till 10 p.m. in high summer; winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 522-3833).

Fondest memory: A short way from the village, the Lake Louise Gondola runs partway up Mount Whitehorn (2669m). To reach it return to and cross over the Trans-Canada, and follow the road towards the ski area; the gondola is signed left after about 1km (daily June & Sept 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; July & Aug 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; $9 return, $5 one-way). At the top (2034m) are the usual expansive views, self-service restaurant, and several trailheads.

Address: Banff National Park

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Feb 25, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

sunnywong

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 8 7 8

Have you been to Banff National Park?

  Share Your Travels