Lake Louise Hiking Tips

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Written by bike posted on Friday, August 7th, 2009

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There are hundreds of fantastic trails to check out near Lake Louise.

Recommended Hiking in Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta – When you decide to vacation at Lake Louise, you’re coming to the skiing capital of Canada, the romance capital of Canada (all right, they share the title with Niagara Falls), the diamond in the wilderness, the jewel in the heart of the Canadian Rockies
Well, you get the picture.
But there’s one other title Lake Louise boasts: the Hiking Capital of Canada. That’s quite an appellation to live up to, but Lake Louise delivers.
It helps that Lake Louise is the highest community in Canada, at 5,020 feet (1,530 meters). Ever get tired of walking uphill for so long to get to the best views? Here at Lake Louise, they help you out by starting you a mile high!
Okay, of course, there are trails that take you even higher. But we promise you, there are also trails that are flat as a board that still take you to unbelievable vantage points.
There are, in fact, more than 200 kilometers of trails awaiting you in the Lake Louise area. Some of it is flat and easy; some of it is for expert climbers only. None of it, however, is boring.
We know one of your immediate goals will be to get to the lake shore. We don’t blame you a bit! But there really is a lot more to see. So settle in, relax a bit, take in a few other sights, walk a few other trails. Certainly, if you’ve arrived between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon, you might want to wait a bit. You’re not the only one eager to see the lake shore! If you want to see it with a smaller crowd, you’ll definitely want to catch it early in the morning or getting on toward sunset.
A nice walk, especially later in the evening, is to take the Louise Creek trail or the Tramline trail. Both begin in the village and both take you to lovely viewpoints.
But whether you choose to stick with the leisurely trails or tackle the more strenuous stretches, you’re certain to walk into a vacation you will never forget.
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