Lake Louise./Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise

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    The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    by Waalewiener Written Jul 1, 2003

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    Chateau Lake Louise.

    This beautiful Chateau Lake Louise has 487 rooms ,and this luxury Chateau is open year round and the amenities are countless,The Belvedere suites are luxury suites and they are located both on the lake side and the mountainside. These luxury suites occupy two floors and include a spiral staircase ,two bathrooms and an open balcony.The lower floor has a sitting room with a sofa bed and the upper floor has a king sized bed and an ensuite bath.
    The Chateau offers 24 hour room service.
    The chateau has a healtclub ,barber shop,beauty salon,swimming pool ,whirlpool ,sauna and steam rooms .

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    The Ice run off the Lake a wonderful site to watch

    by Waalewiener Written Jul 3, 2003

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    Lake Ice & water run off.

    This was a lot of fun to watch ,and seeing the big pieces of Ice making its way to this run off area and then crunch crunch ,being broken in pieces, it brought childhood memories back , I used to see a lot of this when a child . I could sit there and watch it for hours ,but we had to move on, I did see some young fathers taking pieces of Ice out of the water for their children.

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    Beautiful Lori enjoying herself at Lake Louise.

    by Waalewiener Written Jul 3, 2003

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    Lori at Lake Louise.

    Well a little history about Lake Louise.
    Lake Louise discovered in 1882 by tom Wilson ,and it was called Emerald Lake.
    Then the named was changed to Lake Louise ,after the 4 th daughter of Queen
    Victoria. Lake Louise with its green blue water is probably the most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies, and the location where Lori is standing between the two trees was very popular spot.

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    Lake Louise

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 5, 2011

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    Mount Victoria & Lake Louise, Banff National Park
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    Lake Louise is a glacial lake situated in Banff National Park. The lake is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939) who was related to Queen Victoria and the wife of Canada's Govenor General, Marquee of Lorne (Reigned from 1878-1883).

    It's renowned for its emerald and turqoise colours with which comes the glaciers behind the lake. Mount Victoria compliments the lake and makes the view a stunning one to remember. Lake Louise is synonymous for the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise which is an expensive and luxourious resort hotel. Visitors are welcome to have a look around the hotel lobby.

    Around Lake Louise, you can hire a canoe or hike on one of the many trails that are around the lake including up to Lakes Mirror and Agnes.

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    Lake Louise

    by spartan Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This is a hot babe :-)

    The hills are alive, with the sound of music! Lake Louise has been called the ultimate getaway. Not only have international royalty, Hollywood stars and heads of state come to Lake Louise to relax, but increasingly the rest of the world is discovering its simple charms as well. Romantic and relaxing, the pace in Lake Louise attracts people who want to savour the finer things in life; a good book in front of the fireplace, the stillness of the outdoors, or a quiet walk after dinner. Yet Lake Louise offers a vibrant nightlife including bistros and lounges. There's a lower village with a vast array of fine dining, first class accommodations and shopping. Up the hill the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise presents lake-side views of the towering Victoria Glacier offering old-world charm and elegance amidst the wilderness. The Lake Louise ski resort shares the same valley as the village and is only a few minutes from any village hotel. A great option for skiers who want the kind of peace and quiet that only the wilderness of a national park can offer. In Lake Louise all this is virtually right outside the door Courtesy of the Banff/Lake Louise Tourism Bureau).

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    Ice Sculptures at Lake Louise

    by spartan Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Ice Castle on the lake

    The Ice Magic Ice Sculpture Competition is run in two categories over a three-day period. The categories are comprised of eleven - three-person ice carving teams competing on fifteen blocks of Cleinbell ice at The Fairmont Château Lake Louise and nine individual competitors carving on five blocks of Cleinbell ice at the Lake Louise Inn and Post Hotel.

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    Lake Louise : go there early in the morning !

    by mike-tango Written Aug 9, 2005

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    Lake Louise in the morning

    If you really want to enjoy the vista on Lake Louise, go there early in the morning.
    There are few tourists. And the light is marvelous ! The good time to take pictures from the lake and the surrounding mountains !

    Compare with my other tip and the picture taken in the late afternoon.

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    Lake Louise : don't go there in the afternoon !

    by mike-tango Written Aug 9, 2005

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    Lake Louise in the afternoon

    If you really want to enjoy the vista on Lake Louise, go there early in the morning.
    There are few tourists. And the light is marvelous ! The good time to take pictures from the lake and the surrounding mountains !

    Compare with my other tip and the picture taken in the early morning.

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    Lake Louise awful hotel

    by DPando Updated May 16, 2008

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    I felt so impressed when i saw that horrible hotel in a beautiul place like lake louise.. awful, horrible such a mistake i thought .. and why some bastard did that in that place !! I tried all the times to shoot pictures erasing the hotel on them .. because I guess that hotel spoil the overview of mountains, glaciers, forests, lake..

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    Pieces of Ice taken out of the water .

    by Waalewiener Written Jul 3, 2003

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    Ice taken out of water.

    Yes some people did it just could not resist it I guess,pretty harmless I guess ,and the kids loved it ,some very odd shaped Ice pieces were flooding around.
    It was a beautiful day to come and see Lake Louise.

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    Lake Louise

    by Zanzibargirl Written Nov 11, 2004

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    Lake Louise

    For me it was a dream come true. Something I had wanted to see since I was 12 and I had to do it in this life time. Something that had been just sitting there waiting for me to achieve.

    For most, Lake Louise is a destination of beauty which you have seen in those photographs and on travel shows just drawing you. That is how it started for me. With a photograph.

    It is a picture, and when you see it it is just as photographic.

    Set at the base of the Victoria Glacier backed by the famous Chateau Fairmont Lake Louise Lake Louise is one of the Rockies most well known and visited sights.

    Lake Louise was once known as Emerald Lake, but the name was changed to Lake Louise in honour of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria.

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    WHAT A MAGNIFICENT SIGHT

    by DOUGALSMUM Written Oct 9, 2003

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    the photo doesn't do it justice

    If you only do this once during your stay at lake louise-make sure you do it.If you are not staying at the chateau get up real early and get a cab up to the chateau and treat yourself to breakfast at the poppy room, if you are staying at the chateau you dont have far to go, trot downstairs to the poppy room and ask the waitress nicely if you can be seated at the far end of the restaurant (furthest away from the entrance), get down there while its still dark-in the winter 7-7.30am, and then sit back and watch.
    You are waiting for the sun to come up over the victoria glacier, when it does the view is absolutely breathtaking-Icant describe it, and no photo can do it justice, this is like no sunrise you have ever seen.Magnificent.

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    Lake Louise

    by david1982 Updated Oct 13, 2006
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    Obviously the main reason for visiting Lake Louise is to see the lake - and it is amazing. Clear blue waters, mountains all around, some great walks. I had great weather when I was there, clear blue skies, so the photos were brilliant.

    A definate must do, your mouth will be on the floor after seeing the lake!

    Just watch out for the huge amount of tourists obviously, they can spoil it. Also the Chateau Lake Louise is a complete eyesore in an otherwise postcard-like environment

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    Lake Louise, naturally :-)

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

    LAKE LOUISE: No photograph can prepare you for the real place! It's stunning & dynamic. You've to see this 'Mona Lisa of the Mountains' for yourself! The transformation of colors & mood are just too amazing to describe in words!!!

    Lake Louise sits in a hanging valley above the Bow Valley, one of several scooped out of the Bow Range by the huge glaciers that flowed down from the Great Divide in past ice ages.

    Gorgeous, isn't it?

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    Rent A Canoe, Lake Louise

    by Mikebb Written Nov 18, 2007

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    Canoe Hire, Lake Louise
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    It is a fantastic lake to view but even better to paddle a canoe up to the mountain and snow. You can easily do this and have the best view.

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