Lake Louise Events & Attractions

Upcoming Events and Holidays

September 5 to October 12: Lake Louise WonderFall
October 12: Thanksgiving Day
November 11: Remembrance Day
November 12 to December 12: Winterstart Festival

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.

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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.

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
  • 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.