Rebecca: Lake Louise

By August 12, 2019 August 15th, 2019 Canada, Travel Stories

Lake Louise – a reflection of beauty.

Rebecca continues with her Canadian adventure – this week at stunning lake Louise and she calls this work!

Lake Louise is a true natural wonder.  Located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains this stunning area well-known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake with a stunning backdrop of soaring mountains.

The hamlet of Lake Louise, Alberta is small with only 1,050 people residing year round, but it is big on hiking, skiing, canoeing and wildlife!  Not to mention tourists who come to share in one of the most spectacular sights in the Rockies, one that has captured the imaginations of mountaineers, artists and visitors for more than a century.

A ski resort in the winter and a haven for outdoor activities in the summertime, Lake Louise offers photo opportunities around every corner.  At sunrise the colours painted across the mountains, lake and glacier are just stunning.

No matter your age or fitness level, summer is a great time to explore this mountain paradise.  Travellers can discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

In winter it is hard to find a more scenic landscape than Lake Louise. From December to May the lake is completely frozen.  Marvel at the spectacular famous ice castle sculptures built on the lake or enjoy ice-skating on the purpose-built rink that is illuminated by flood lights at night.

Lake Louise truly comes alive with the spirit of the holidays and is the perfect place to enjoy a festive mountain getaway.  Lake Louise is absolutely magical at Christmastime, blanketed by glistening snow the whole area turns into a true winter wonderland.

Active travellers can enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and horse drawn sleigh rides.

For a bird’s-eye view of the Lake Louise area, climb aboard the Lake Louise gondola where you will have a good chance of spotting grizzly bears and mountain goats.

Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an insight into the significance of the Mounties in Canada, past and present.

The opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise sits majestically on the shores of Lake Louise with unobstructed views of the Victoria Glacier and is a year-round luxury mountain resort.

Pamper yourself after a day outdoors by relaxing on the soothing surroundings of The Spa.  Indulge in an exceptional dining experience at one the Chateau’s world class restaurants where the cuisine is as memorable as the views.

If you’re planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies make sure to include a visit to Lake Louise. Call Travel Centre Coffs Harbour on 6652 1833 for more information.