Plain of the Six Glaciers
This is a place you want to see!
the Lakeshore trail west and then follow the trail as it climbs
through boreal forest. You will enter a moon-scape glacier and
avalanche zone (moraines) and arrive at a summer meadow. Have
tea or soup at the Plain of the Six Glaciers Teahouse, built in
the twenties by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Continue uphill
another kilometer (half mile) to a stunning viewpoint. Your hike
has elevated you a thousand feet. Before you stands not one but
six Rockie Mountain Glaciers. From left to right they are Aberdeen,
Upper Lefroy, Lower Lefroy, Upper Victoria, Lower Victoria and
Pope's. Of the hundreds of thousands of tourists that visit Lake
Louise yearly, very few will venture up here. Consider yourself
one of the lucky ones if you have.
Note there are more than one
the Lake Louise area.
|Lake Louise is named after the daughter (6th child) of Queen Victoria, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta.
The province of Alberta is named after her as well.
Later the princess became Duchess of Argyll by marriage.
LAKE LOUISE TEAHOUSE 1
LAKE LOUISE TEAHOUSE 2
LAKE LOUISE TEAHOUSE
CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE