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"Drive about half an hour from Johnston Canyon to Lake Louise. To make sure you get to the right spot, put ‘The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’ into your maps app. You will see the iconic hotel as you’re pulling in and know you are in the right spot. The parking lot is large, has bathrooms and is only a few minutes walk from the lake. When you emerge through the trees you will be blown away by the views. Take a few minute to take it all in before putting on your skates. We spent a couple of hours skating here. The best place for photos is at the back of the cleared area. Make sure you position yourself in between the two mountain peaks for the best angles. There is also an ice castle that makes for very fun photos. Skate rentals are available in the hotel if you don’t have your own. If skating isn’t your favorite activity, it’s still worth making the drive to take in the views. You can walk the 4.5 km out and back trail around part of the lake and may be able to take a ride in a horse drawn carriage. "
"Nestled amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise is a natural jewel that enchants travelers from around the world. With its pristine turquoise waters mirroring the surrounding snow-capped peaks, it's a postcard-perfect destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Visitors can explore the tranquil shoreline, embark on scenic hikes, or even paddle across the serene waters in a canoe. We chose to canoe on the lake and we did not regret it! The iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise graces the lake's edge, offering luxurious accommodations and unrivaled views. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure or simply yearning for a serene escape, Lake Louise promises a remarkable experience that will leave you in awe of its unparalleled beauty."
"While my original plan was to snowshoe along the trails around the lake, the Banff Adventures employees let me know that there wasn't really enough snow to truly enjoy the experience! Since I also had no desire to walk in ice cleats again, I opted into renting ice skates instead...even though I'm not really a fan of ice skating either. The views of Lake Louise were incredible and we were fortunate enough to visit during the Banff Snow Days - which meant we got to see a pretty impressive ice castle right on the lake! After a few scenic rounds of ice skating, we chose to simply walk on the perimeter of the lake instead!"

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