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LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA—Whenever I think of Lake Louise, I think of her like an old lover. I fell in love with the area and as time progressed into summer, only then did I realize that she is even more beautiful! Yes I know personifying natural landscape is a bit sad but Lake Louise has to be seen to be believed and there is no better way to see it than in summer from May 15th onwards on the Lake Louise Gondola.
The Gondola takes fourteen glorious minutes as you cruise to an altitude of 6850ft for one of the best views in Banff National Park. The chair is fully enclosed and comfortable and the ride is far from over once you get to the top. From the peak, if you are feeling very energetic, you can attempt to hike to the summit of Mt. Whitehorn. For the less hardy – there are several short, relaxing strolls that offer very rewarding views and photos.
There is an excellent chance you will spot some unique wildlife including the ever elusive Grizzly Bear so make sure to bring your camera along for some photos to make those at home jealous…or for your own pleasure if you are not the bitter type. Lake Louise have some great offers too including the Ride & Dine for $28 where you get a breakfast or lunch buffet included in the price of the ticket. Not a bad way at all to start the day!