Lake Louise travel guide

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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.

Where to Eat in Lake Louise

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

When to visit Lake Louise

Lake Louise in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake Louise in April
Estimated hotel price
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


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 26h 43m.


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 Alamo, among others, in Calgary.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake Louise, including Rider Express, Red Arrow and Cold Shot.

Airports near Lake Louise

Airlines serving Lake Louise

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in popular areas of Lake Louise

Hiring a car in Lake Louise

Expect to pay $2.23 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 $26.66 and $35.55.