Located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise offers a stunning retreat. Lake Louise hamlet has plenty of boutiques and restaurants, whilst the lake itself is renowned for its turquoise glacial waters which reflect the mighty mountains that surround it. A luxury holiday to Lake Louise allows you to experience one of Alberta’s prettiest areas.
Any visit to Banff National Park would be incomplete without a stop at Lake Louise. In fact, you could spend your whole luxury holiday here. Lake Louise is known internationally for its exquisite emerald colour, and mirror-like surface. In this region you’ll also find the glittering Victoria Glacier and towering snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. With sweeping vistas and breathtaking views, this is one beautiful place.
There are many ways to explore the lake. You can rent a kayak or canoe to paddle to hidden coves, hike through vast stretches of forest along the lake shores, or voyage to the nearby Moraine Lake with the extremely unique Tower of Babel formation. Come winter, the landscape is covered with snow, and the lake freezes over, creating a magical winter wonderland. During this time of year, you can skate across the lake, go for sleigh rides or try dog sledding, and even hit the slopes at Lake Louise Ski Resort.
Base yourself in the delightful Lake Louise hamlet to fully explore the region. This quaint country town only has a population of one thousand people, making it the perfect place to enjoy modern comforts, and the serenity of the surrounds, without feeling like you're battling the crowds. You’ll find a shopping centre here with a grocery store, bakery, deli, and restaurant.
Lake Louise is the ideal destination for a luxury holiday at any time of year. Here, each season is incredibly different. Summer brings temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius and plenty of sunshine, while winter sees temperatures as cold as -20 degrees Celsius and snowfall.
Lake Louise is generally frozen from mid-November to early June. Despite the chilly weather, the snow strewn landscape is utterly enchanting, and is ideal for skiing, sledding, and iceskating.
At your luxury hotel in Lake Louise, you’ll find menus featuring the very best in contemporary Canadian and international cuisine. Dishes incorporate influences from Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Alpine regions. Enjoy a light lunch of tapas featuring smoked salmon and locally-sourced ingredients.
Your luxury hotel can also prepare a picnic lunch for you to enjoy on the banks of Lake Louise. You can pair your meal with craft beer from nearby microbreweries, outstanding Canadian wines, or the classic Fairmont cocktail. You’ll be able to try fresh brewed artisanal coffee.
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