Lake Louise (Alberta)

The Lake Louise is located in the Canadian province of Alberta in Banff National Park. It is a place for recreational activities such as hiking, climbing, skiing and canoeing. The turquoise color of the lake comes from rock flour, which is washed by glacial melt water into the lake and is also known as rock flour, or glacial flour.

Lake Louise is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria.

The Village of Lake Louise is located next to the Trans-Canada Highway, 180 km west of Calgary. Behind the Lake Louise, some snow-capped mountains such as Mount Temple ( 3543 m), Mount Whyte ( 2983 m) and Mount Niblock ( 2976 m) rise.

On the eastern shore of the lake stands the Chateau Lake Louise, an elegant five -star hotel. It was built in 1890 as a modest chalet and later expanded into a two-story hotel, which was a center for climbing expeditions. A fire in 1924 destroyed the Palace Hotel, which was replaced by the still existing construction. Many hiking trails start right at the Castle Hotel.