I have to put Lake Louise in a post of its own as it deserves its own accolade because it looks magnificent and of course because it’s Lake Louise. I’ve seen this lake on a morning show here in Australia 10 years ago and I said to myself I had to go there one day.
I would have seen it 2 years ago with my family but it wasn’t pushed through and we went to Niagara Falls instead. And then another opportunity came when I heard my friends going there for an all-girls trip, lucky for me that hubby let me go and was left taking care of the boys, wasn’t he awesome?
If you find yourself in Lake Louise, what would you do? Well, it depends on the season for sure. We went there at the end of summer and we could have done a lot of fun things like canoeing but since we’re pressed for time we did these things that you can do all year round.
Sit in the rocks, observe the lake and take a lot of pictures
It may sound boring but that’s what I came here for. This lake is so photogenic so I went with 2 sets of outfits. The lake on summer has a turquoise colour due to rock flour carried in the glacial melt that trickles down to the lake. The sun reflects off these particles, refracting blue and green wavelengths of light. There was a jaw drop happening when I first witnessed it so make sure you are ready for it.
Drop by Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
This luxury hotel is iconic that I was intrigued to go inside and see what the fuss was all about. The hotel was indeed grand and beautiful. If you can’t book for an accommodation here then just drop in for an afternoon tea. The only place where you can have a view of the lake and get a reservation at lunch is Afternoon Tea served in the Fairview Lounge. Since they don’t accept reservations days prior so I dropped in at 3pm and got a table by 3:15 and it still had a water view. Sad to say the tables outside are only reserved for guests staying at the hotel.
Visit Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola
It would have been the perfect time to spot grizzlies if we rode the gondola in this resort but we just did this activity at Banff Gondola so we thought we had enough of gondola rides. But this ride offers different scenery as it takes you well above the valley with Lake Louise and the Chateau in full view. On winter other activities are open in the resort area that include dog sledding, ice-skating and cross-country skiing. Plus, who can resist the wonderful scenery of the vast wilderness with warm looking log cabins as your shelter.
I have to acknowledge my best friend, Julie, for taking these wonderful photos.
So have you been to Lake Louise and the surrounding areas? Which one is your favourite?
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The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. -Psalm 23:1-2