guide  to  visiting  lake louise in  winter

With dramatic, glacier-bearing peaks surrounding a jaw-droppingly pretty natural ice skating rink, Lake Louise in the winter is spectacular.

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know for planning a dreamy Lake Louise winter trip, including the best time to visit, getting there, things to do in winter in Lake Louise, Christmas at Lake Louise, things to bring, where to stay, and what to eat.

Winter at Lake Louise

Winter last longer in the mountains compared to elsewhere. Typically, winter at Lake Louise lasts from November through to May. Each month of winter comes with ups and downs.

Ice Skating on Lake Louise

If you do one winter activity at Lake Louise, make it ice skating on the lake.Nothing beats taking in the magnificent scenery while gliding around on the frozen lake.

Go Skiing

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Lake Louise Ski Resort is the largest and most well-known of Banff National Park’s three ski resorts The ski resort is located right across the highway from Lake Louise Village.

Snowshoeing

There are several paths suitable for snowshoeing that begins at the shore of Lake Louise. You can also snowshoe right on the lake.

Ice Carving Festival

Perhaps the most enticing time to visit Lake Louise in winter is in late January during the International Ice Carving Festival.

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