Mountains /Glaciers, Lake Louise
Sunshine Village has the most trails in the Banff/Lake Louise area. About a 40 miunte drive from Lake Louise and a 20 minute drive from Banff. I skiied here two days, enough trails for everybody with varying skills.
Those that are daring, can ride the chair lift to the top, hike across the moiuntains and then go down Delirum Dive, the most extreme drop you'll experience in this area. you must be an EXPERT to take on this challange.
The Columbia Icefields are near Lake Louise. The highlight of a visit to the Columbia Icefields will be a ride on the snowmobile. This remarkable vehicle has huge wheels and can negotiate steep inclines of up to 60 degrees! Get the top of the world feeling as you step out onto the mighty glacier.
A trip to Banff National Park is not complete without a visit to Lake Louise. The lake is named in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (fourth daughter of Queen Victoria) and has an elevation of 1,536 meters (or 5,039 feet). With its blue-green water set against the backdrop of Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise is probably the most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies.
The Chateau Lake Louise provides lake-side views of the towering Victoria Glacier and offers old-world charm and elegance amidst the wilderness. In the lower village of Lake, there is a fine array of fine dining, first class accommodations and shopping.
Our family has visited Lake Louise a lot. Even though you have seen it many times, there is something wonderful about the view with the turquoise blue water, mountains on the left and right, and Victoria Glacier in front of you that jut begs for a photo - no matter how foggy the weather is. I will try and find a sample of the 'lake' photo we have taken over the years and put them into a travelogue.
This photo is of our son at 3 years old. He is 24 now.
A close up of the fantastic and very snowy
glacier behind Lake Louise.
To just recap the Lake Louise experience , this is a place where a few days or more would be very nice .we only spent one afternoon at Lake Louise and it was an incredible wonderful experience.
I highly recommend Lake Louise and Banff National Park for a visit.
You just cannot help but getting excited about the view of the Victoria Glacier in the back of the lake ,as you can see in the picture much snow is left on the mountain and it is so nice to see the blue sky and the white snow capped mountains.We were here the first week of June ,so to see the lake without any Ice ,the middle of the month of June would be it I guess.
Pretty amazing frozen lakes this far in June.
Featuring a crystal clear blue-green lake, a valley hemmed in by ten lofty mountain peaks, and a hanging valley of larches beneath the third highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, it's little wonder that Moraine Lake rivals Lake Louise in scenic grandeur and fame.
The Columbia Ice Fields are active glaciers. The scenery of the Ice along a huge mountain is absolutely spectacular. The Ice Fields are located about 25 miles north of Lake Louise.