Hey guysss, hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Whether we like it or not, we know that there won’t be any travelling for everyone over the next few months. Thanks to the internet along with tourist reviews, that even without travelling to these places myself, I have attempted to give you a virtual travel experience of some of the most beautiful, aesthetic places on Earth and will continue to do the same during the next few weeks. Enjoy!
Welcome to Lake Louise.
The Emerald Lake, now popularly known as Lake Louise, renamed to honour Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria, is the most picturesque Lake in the Canadian Rockies. With its beautiful turquoise waters, this world-famous Lake is 230 feet deep and extremely cold throughout the year. Only a few species of fish can survive due to the freezing temperatures underwater, and those that survive can only do so for a few years. The surrounding thick pine forests, high, snowy mountains, a clear sky, perfectly blend into its scenic essence.
Many of us might have seen this painstakingly stunning destination on postcards or calendars. The most relaxed and most enjoyable route to get to Lake Louise, Alberta, is via the longest road, i.e., the 8000km long trans-Canada highway. It is incredibly close to the Lake, and you may even get to see a grizzly bear on your way! Complementing the already charismatic Lake and providing a quintessential backdrop is the majestic Victoria Glacier. This one of the most photographed glaciers is responsible for the creation of Lake Louise, a task that started around 10,000 years ago and continues.
The best hotel here(according to me) is, “Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise”, which provides excellent views along with luxurious comfort. Breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier from your room are there for you to admire all day. This natural wonder needs a lot of cherishing and praising, best served by the tourists staying at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. However, “Deer Lodge”, closest to the Lake, is another beautiful resort here. It is a quiet retreat that takes you back to historical eras with its rustic beauty and antique architecture. It also offers captivating views of the Lake and Glacier in unimaginable ways. These are the two main destinations of stay, which caught my attention; But, Lake Louise has many more chic and elegant resorts and hotels that warmly welcome tourists.
Summer in Lake Louise: June-October is when Lake Louise gets the most visitors. It is the busiest around this time due to the apparent reason of relatively comfortable temperatures. The maximum temperature of the atmosphere during summer is around 18-20°C. However, the lake-water stays at 4°C(maximum). The most popular summer activity is canoeing. Canoeing through the irresistible, mighty mountain peaks, while fawning over the turquoise hues seems pretty thrilling. Lake Louise and all the natural land nearby is gifted with some of the most adventurous, alluring trails. Click HERE to find some exhilarating hikes, long and short, having some of the most enchanting views. Even though I haven’t personally been there, my favourite is the “Plain of Six Glaciers Hike” through research.
Winter in Lake Louise: The sun generally sets before 5 pm during November-May, the lowest atmospheric temperature is about -20°C, and hence the crowd during winter is comparatively less. Lake Louise is frozen during most winter and is an excellent opportunity to go ice skating with your partner(cute date;)), or kids, or have a great laugh with friends. This place is home to one of the world’s best ski resorts, the “Lake Louise Ski Resort”. Outdoor lovers should not miss this electrifying opportunity to go skiing and snowboarding at one of the finest. Other than that, we can’t forget the highly dramatic experience of snowshoeing or tobogganing or dog sledding through the rugged mountain peaks, glaciers, and a breathtaking frozen lake! If you visit Lake Louise towards the end of January or beginning of February, you might be able to revel in the magnificent Ice Magic Festival. Ice sculptors/carvers participate and create fascinating ice carvings for you to stare at in disbelief.
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