Lake Louise is located in Alberta’s Banff National Park. The emerald green colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake.
It’s very easy to drive to and theres lots of parking space.
It’s stunning and this is the view that draws thousands of tourists a day. You can’t pass by Banff National Park without making a stop here.
During the Summer, you can rent a canoe to paddle around the lake when it’s warm. During the winter, it becomes a skating rink.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recognized globally for their progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism. It is the only building located right by the lake. No other hotels are around.
There’s lots to do like hiking to Lake Agnes to visit the Teahouse and mirror lake. It is a shorter hike than going to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse. These places are only accessible by hiking.
M and I attempted hiking to the Lake Agnes Teahouse, but according to Google Maps, it would take just under an hour, so we gave up. We didn’t realize it was slightly uphill.
Since we were on a time crunch, we headed back.
If you was a short walk with a nice view of the lake, walk around the Lake Louise Lakeshore Trail. You can see the beautiful emerald waters.
Of course, take lots of pictures. There are a lot of tourists around, but there is a lot of space to take scenic shots or selfies.