in the province of Alberta,
Lake Louise, with its blue-green water set against the stark
backdrop of Victoria Glacier, is probably the most beloved and
most often photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies! An exploration
of the area allows you to witness signature panoramas of Banff
National Park, where even the stately Chateau Lake Louise
(in the photo at right) is dwarfed by nature.
There are trails for walking, skiing and horseback riding. Interpretive
displays, fine dining at local hotels and heritage railway station,
and short drives to Moraine Lake and across the Great Divide await.
Lower Village of Lake Louise: The lower village of Lake Louise
is south of the Trans-Canada Highway in the Bow River valley.
Next to the Samson Mall, on the right as you enter the village,
is the Lake Louise Visitor Center, featuring exhibits on the human
and natural history of the area. The center provides current information
on trails and interpretive programs.