Lake Louise

Lake Louise is smaller and more peaceful than its neighbour Banff just 45 minutes down the Bow Valley Parkway. Both form an integral part of Banff National Park.

The village is in the valley and here you will find a small shopping mall and a couple of hotels. However, Lake Louise takes its name from the famous Lake Louise – apparently named after Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter – with its seemingly impossible colour and location, surrounded by snow capped peaks.

Frontier’s Personal Experience

“When you visit Lake Louise make sure you take the gondola to the top of the mountain and enjoy breakfast or lunch or just enjoy a drink out on the patio and take in the view above the lake.”

Joanne Moores, Frontier Canada

Things to do in Lake Louise

Columbia Icefield Discovery

Travel the Icefields Parkway to the heights of the Columbia Icefield. Visit the stunning Athabasca Falls, walk on the Athabasca Glacier and stand above the Sunwapta Valley on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk. This can be done as tour from Lake Louise, a tour from Banff, on your self drive between Lake Louise and Jasper and also during a day tour between Lake Louise/Banff and Jasper.  Ask us for the best tour for your itinerary.

Lake Louise Ride & Dine

Enjoy the panoramic splendour of the majestic Canadian Rockies in an open chair or gondola. At a top elevation of 2088 m (6850 ft) you will discover why this magical place is home to so many grizzly bears as you watch over one of the best bear habitats in Banff National Park and then view wildflowers and abundant plant life where two eco-regions meet.

Ride and Dine (breakfast/lunch option)

Consider starting your day with a hearty breakfast buffet with an unequalled mountain view, or extend your stay to enjoy the lunch buffet before deciding to continue on with an alpine hike.


Mountain, Lakes & Waterfalls Tour

A wonderful tour of the Canadian Rockies through Banff and Yoho National Parks. Highlights of the tour include:-Lake Louise (all departures except Lake Louise), Moraine Lake, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Spiral Tunnels, Takakkaw Falls, a hot Lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge, dedicated on-board host, light snacks and refreshments.

In May & June some locations visited may changed. The itinerary will be at drivers discretion on day of travel.
Tour lasts 6 hours.


Many thanks for another fantastic holiday. Firstly the wedding of our youngest son in Vancouver was a great day for us all. Everything went well and was very enjoyable. Thanks again for selecting a well balanced holiday. The car Jeep Grant Cherokee was only a week old and took all our luggage. The journey you picked out was super. Summit Lodge in Whistler was excellent. The guest house by the lake in Clearwater was one of the best we have ever stayed. Sandie and John were excellent hosts. The rooms and breakfast were fantastic. Wells Grey Provincial Park, is a real gem with fantastic waterfalls and great walks. Jasper was unfortunately a bit damp, but we managed to go on the sky tram after the rain and got some great views. On the way to emerald lake we went on the Brewsters Glacier tour which we all enjoyed. Emerald Lake lodge with the lake view was excellent. I think the views were better than Lake Louise!

Thanks again and look forward in using you again.

Derek and Jane - Travelled BC & Alberta

Thank you for sorting out our holiday. We had a fantastic time across the whole trip, and did lots of things that we have never done before. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was nothing short of sensational, and the Hilton Whistler was also superb. I wished we had had more time in Whistler. Stopping at the Sundance Guest Ranch was a real experience and the heli-hiking and Bear viewing tours were also excellent. I have come back feeling like I have had 5 or 6 different holidays. All in all I would give it 10/10.

Mr S Sheard - Travelled Alberta & BC