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Banff Lake Louise Canadian Rockies Tour
Travel all inclusive with Caravan Tours and experience Lake Louise Alberta while enjoying a fully guided Canadian Rockies Tour.
Referred to as Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness,” Lake Louise is one of Canada’s most popular tourist attractions and a featured destination on this Canadian tour from Calgary, Alberta. With turquoise colored waters, the expansive glacier peaks of Mount Victoria, and the breathtaking Fairmont Chateau Hotel, glacier-fed Lake Louise is a can’t miss destination.
This Caravan Canada tour also includes Glacier National Park in Montana, plus Waterton Park, Lake Louise, Banff, and Jasper in Alberta. Let Caravan Tours reveal Lake Louise Alberta, Canada to you and your travel companions, in all its grandeur.
Calgary to Lake Louise
In less than a 2 hours drive from Calgary we arrive at Lake Louise, Alberta, an alpine village and resort located on the valley floor in the dramatic mountain setting of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Lake Louise is only 35 miles down the Trans-Canada Highway west of Banff, which is a 45-minute drive from your hotel accommodations in Banff.
When first exiting the highway you will see the quaint Lake Louise shopping center to your left and the ski area at Lake Louise Mountain Resort to your right.
The actual lake itself is just 3 miles up the mountain from the resort village of Lake Louise. This incredibly beautiful, glacier fed, mountainous lake is 5,250 feet above sea level (1,600m) and perhaps the best known (and most admired) lake in all of Banff National Park.
Glacier Lake Louise History and Weather
The turquoise colored (blue-green) water of Lake Louise consists mostly of melt water from Victoria Glacier on Mount Victoria. This magnificent snow-covered peak at the end of Lake Louise is named after the former Queen of England. Lake Louise itself was subsequently named after one of Queen Victoria’s five daughters.
Lake Louise weather during summer months averages in the mid 60’s. Mornings typically start of frosty and gradually warm to a crisp, cool day. In the winter months temperatures can dip as low as -63° F with up to 10 feet of snowfall.
If you are lucky you may see some Lake Louise wildlife from a distance including cougars, elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, plus more than 250 bird species, including the gray jay. With snow packed glacier peaks surrounding Lake Louise, wildlife is forced to venture down to lower elevations for food. Black bears and grizzly bears also live around Lake Louise and should only be observed at a safe distance.
Along the edge of Lake Louise you’ll get close to friendlier wildlife including golden-mantled ground squirrels, chipmunks, Clark’s nutcrackers, and gray jays.
Lake Louise Day Trip Activities
At first arrival on your leisurely morning visit to glacier Lake Louise you’ll notice the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel, which stands proudly at the lake water’s edge.
Stroll through the delightful grassy courtyard and gardens of Fairmont Lake Louise or meander through the excitingly Canadian hotel lobby. As a landmark and destination for over 100 years, Fairmont Chateau is recognized for responsible tourism and environmental stewardship.
From Chateau Lake Louise, take a walk around Lake Louise along the Lakeshore Trail footpath. With ever-changing views of peaks around Victoria Glacier and a wide flat trail, this walk will get you away from the crowds and give you a taste of why Lake Louise is named “Hiking Capital of Canada.”
Other Lake Louise Banff Tourist Attractions
Caravan’s Canadian Rockies tour package, which begins and ends in Calgary Alberta, also include a:
- Ride up the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain
- Bow River float trip (weather permitting)
- Drive along the shores of Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake
- Visit to Morraine Lake in Valley of the Ten Peaks
- Plus a two night stay at Banff Park Lodge in Downtown Banff
Additional Canadian Rockies destinations with Caravan Tours include the Columbia Icefields and Jasper National Park, plus Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park.
About Caravan Tours
Family owned and operated Caravan Tours began offering fully tours back in 1952 and we are still going strong. Our Canadian Rockies tour tends to sell out fast so be sure to book early.
For more information about Lake Louise, Banff, and Banff National Park, or to make Reservations, please contact our Caravan Tours office:
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
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