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Awesome Alberta: Lake Louise is a turquoise treasure

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Chandler Walter Sep 08, 2017 2:02 am 119

This glacier-fed lake nestled into the towering Rocky Mountains is a perfect illustration of the beauty that Alberta has to offer.

With its shimmering turquoise water reflecting the snow-tipped mountains above, it’s no surprise that people come from all over the world to get a look at this natural spectacle.

Lake Louise also hosts the beautiful Chateau Lake Louise on its eastern shore, which offers insane views of the lake and surrounding wilderness—a perfect backdrop for those travel photo shoots.

Where is it?

Lake Louise sits just east of the British Columbia Alberta border, at the base of Mt Saint Piran. It is flanked to the north and east by the Bow River and the Trans Canada Highway, and is at an altitude of 1,750 m.

How do you get there?

From Calgary, Lake Louise is the perfect day trip. Only two hours west along the Trans Canada Highway, it can be reached by car by taking the Bow Valley Parkway exit and continuing along Lake Louise Drive.

By bus, Lake Louise can be reached via private shuttle service, or by Greyhound.

What’s there?

Other than the gorgeous lake, Lake Louise is also host to a multitude of trails that circle the water and scale the surrounding mountains, a ski resort for the winter months, and rock climbing, mountain biking, and horse riding opportunities for anyone feeling extra adventurous.

Not a bad spot to set up the hammock

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Chandler Walter
Staff Writer with Daily Hive. Langara Journalism Graduate, subpar photographer, and extremely mediocre tweeter. He wishes he knew how to whistle (even just a little bit) or type with all ten fingers. And yes, like from 'Friends.' Email your story to [email protected]

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