Lake Louise Events & Attractions

Upcoming Events and Holidays

August 4: Heritage Day
September 1: Labour Day
September 5 – October 5: Lake Louise Fall Festival
September 6: Subaru Banff International Triathlon
October 13: Thanksgiving Day
October 31: Halloween
November 2: Daylight Savings Time ends – clocks will be turned back 1 hour at 2:00am
November 11: Remembrance Day
November 29-30 / December 5-7: Winterstart World Cup
December 24: Christmas Eve
December 25: Christmas
December 26: Boxing Day
December 31: New Year’s Eve

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

Lake Louise Inn is nestled in the peaks of Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you’re looking for great accommodations during your Banff National Park getaway, Lake Louise Inn is the place. Centrally located, Lake Louise Inn is a quick 5-minute stroll from the village’s quaint boutiques and shopping plaza.

Explore our Winter or Summer adventures.

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Why are the lakes so blue? In Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and other area lakes are world renowned for their distinctive turquoise hue. The impressive colour comes from silt-like rock flour continually being carried into the lake by melt-water from the surrounding glaciers. The tiny and uniform particles become suspended in the water, refracting blue and green wavelengths of light.

The phenomenon, an exceptional example of glacial geological erosion and deposition, helped earn Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks a spot on the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At these Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks you’ll find some of the world’s most spectacular mountains, glaciers and waterfalls. Here the Burgess Shale fossil site, with its exquisitely preserved remains, is one of the most significant fossil sites on earth.

Both amateur and professional photographers around the world flock here to capture the stunning displays. In this scenic splendor, outdoor adventures are limitless and are easily accessible as day trips from our convenient location. Ask Lake Louise Inn staff for suggestions, favourite spots and insider tips on exploring the area, or relax here and enjoy our four-season resort amenities.

Things To See & Do in the Lake Louise Area

Lake Louise Area

  • Lake Louise (10-minute drive)
  • Big Beehive
  • Little Beehive
  • Lake Agnes and Teahouse
  • Plain of Six Glacier and Teahouse
  • Moraine Lake (20-minute drive) Hiking, walking, canoeing and more.
  • Larch Valley
  • Lake Louise Mountain Resort & Sightseeing Gondola

Yoho National Park (and Westward)

Icefields Parkway

  • Herbert Lake
  • Hector Lake
  • Bow Lake
  • Num-Ti-Jah Lodge
  • Crowfoot Glacier
  • Peyto Lake
  • Upper and Lower Waterfowl Lakes
  • Parker Ridge
  • The Big Bend
  • Bridal Veil Falls
  • Panther Falls
  • Tangle Falls
  • Stutfield Glacier
  • Sunwapta Falls
  • Athabasca Falls
  • Jasper
  • Jasper Tramway

Lake Louise to Banff

  • Morant’s Curve
  • Johnston Canyon and the Ink Pots

Banff

  • Tunnel Mountain
  • Bow Falls
  • Cave & Basin National Historic Site
  • Banff Gondola
  • Upper Hot Springs
  • Lake Minnewanka
  • Two Jack Lakes

Canmore area

  • Grassi Lakes

Kootenay National Park

  • Stanley Glacier
  • Marble Canyon
  • Paint Pots

Ski Lake Louise

Lake Louise Ski Area

The Lake Louise Ski Resort is only a 5 minute drive away from the Lake Louise Inn. Our free shuttle, with convenient pickup and drop off in front of the hotel, runs every half hour starting at 8 a.m. Lake Louise is one of the largest ski areas in North America and the largest in the Canadian Rockies with four mountain faces, 4,200 ski-able acres, 145 runs and 10 lifts. It has consistently been voted number one for scenery and value in North America by Skiing Magazine. In summer, the Lake Louise Sightseeing lift and gondola lets you enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Louise and you might even get lucky and spot some wildlife.

The Latest News and Events

BANFF CENTRE EVENTS

The Banff Centre is an incubator of creativity inspiring and empowering artists, the mountain community, and business and community leaders from Alberta, Canada, and around the world.

Situated in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Banff Centre provides a unique learning environment where individuals and groups are able to pursue personal and professional development, create new work, engage in applied research, share ideas and experiences, and celebrate accomplishments through performances, exhibitions, and special events.

Please review the calendar of events and don’t forget to take in a special event at The Banff Centre while staying at the Lake Louise Inn.