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Lake Louise in Winter

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

Welcome To Lake Louise, where snow is on the ground for more than half the year and some of Banff's highest peaks cradle a serene frozen lake and it's chateau. Considered by some to be the most beautiful lake in the world, Lake Louise in winter is the iconic Canadian vista. Here is how to find yourself and family effortlessly enjoying this winter playground.

Mother and Daughter hiking

Your private tour begins at your hotel at 10:00am with pick-up in our custom 4x4, built for safe and comfortable travel on Banff's snowiest winter days. Along the way to Lake Louise, your expert drive/guide will stop at some of the photo locations that helped to make Banff famous worldwide with commentary on how Castle Mountain got it's name, or how Lake Louise was put on the map.

Castle Mountain

At 11:20am we get to Lake Louise, it's serene backdrop is yours to explore. Explore the castle of ice built on its surface and run your hand along the blocks of ice that its made of. Feel the crisp fresh air with the winter sun on your skin. Or you can warm up and enjoy the view with coffee, hot chocolate or lunch at the real castle, Chateau Lake Louise.

Campers in Lake Louise

From the lake's shore we will take a drive across the valley to the world famous Lake Louise Ski Resort to board a chairlift to the height of 2637m above sea level where the view of the lake and its surroundings spread before you in a vast panorama of the entire Bow Valley.

Lake Louise Ski Resort

Photo: Paul Zizka

Having taken in the full Lake Louise experience, we leave for Banff via the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. With stops on the way, the valley spreads before your view and we savour the cold air one last time and we arrive at your hotel at 2:30pm. If you want all the fun and no fluff, call now for an easy and fast booking experience before you travel.

10:00 - Departure from Banff

10:30 - Castle Mountain Viewpoint

11:15 - Exploring Lake Louise

12:15 - Lake Louise Gondola

1:30 - Bow Valley Parkway

2:30 - Return to Hotel

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