Lake Louise travel guide

Lake Louise Tourism | Lake Louise Guide

You're Going to Love Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a must-see destination in Alberta, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lake Louise has to offer.

Where to Eat in Lake Louise

If you’re looking for affordable options, Walliser Stube (111 Lake Louise Drive) and Alpine Social (111 Lake Louise Drive) are great picks.

When to visit Lake Louise

Lake Louise in November
Estimated hotel price
$377
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake Louise in November
Estimated hotel price
$377
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lake Louise in July, when the average temperature is 13 °C, and the highest can go up to 20 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as -19 °C, with an average temperature of -13 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 57 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Lake Louise, with an average rainfall of 32 mm.

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How to Get to Lake Louise

Plane

Although Lake Louise doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Calgary Airport (YYC), which is located 154 km from Lake Louise. The shortest flight to Lake Louise from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 35h 47m.

Car

Another option to get to Lake Louise is to pick up a car hire from Calgary, which is about 153 km from Lake Louise. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Calgary.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake Louise, including Rider Express, Cold Shot and Ebus. From Edmonton, the bus ride to Lake Louise takes 266 km and will cost you around $113. From Kamloops, the ticket costs about $271 for a journey of 821 km.

Plane

Although Lake Louise doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Calgary Airport (YYC), which is located 154 km from Lake Louise. The shortest flight to Lake Louise from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 35h 47m.

Car

Another option to get to Lake Louise is to pick up a car hire from Calgary, which is about 153 km from Lake Louise. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Calgary.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake Louise, including Rider Express, Cold Shot and Ebus. From Edmonton, the bus ride to Lake Louise takes 266 km and will cost you around $113. From Kamloops, the ticket costs about $271 for a journey of 821 km.

Airports near Lake Louise

Airlines serving Lake Louise

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,653 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,233 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,565 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,028 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (850 reviews)
LOT
Good (680 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (799 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,786 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Lake Louise

Hiring a car in Lake Louise

Expect to pay $2.21 per litre in Lake Louise (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.44 and $35.26.

Expect to pay $2.21 per litre in Lake Louise (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.44 and $35.26.