Lake Louise Events & Attractions

Lake Louise, Banff 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.

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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.

Ski Lake Louise

Lake Louise Ski Area

(5-minute drive) One of the largest ski areas in North America with four mountain faces, 4,200 skiable acres and 139 runs. Free shuttles run from the hotel every half hour. A Lake Louise Season Pass provides over 175 days of skiing or riding at the largest ski resort in the Canadian Rockies.


Enjoy the action all year long! Cruise up the mountain on the Lake Louise Sightseeing Lift and Gondola.


See what is happening at the ski area live! Click on the link below.
Canada’s largest and most beautiful single ski area features infinite and varied terrain. Located in the heart of historic Banff National Park, Lake Louise is a world class ski-area in a World Heritage site.
Four full service lodges are strategically placed so that the entire area is comfortably available to all users. Lake Louise has consistently been voted number one for scenery and value in North America by Skiing Magazine.
* Lake Louise Inn – Only Minutes Away from the Ski Hill.

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


  • Tunnel Mountain
  • Bow Falls
  • Cave & Basin National Historic Site
  • Banff Gondola
  • Upper Hot Springs

JuneBanff / Canmore area

  • Lake Minnewanka
  • Two Jack Lakes
  • Grassi Lakes

JulyKootenay National Park

  • Stanley Glacier
  • Marble Canyon
  • Paint Pots

The Latest News and 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.


Official Visitor Information
Search the Banff/Louise Tourism Bureau official website.