Stand before one of the most scenic and famous sights in the Western
Over a mile above sea level and only 35
miles from Banff the area is blessed with majesty and glorious
hiking trails. Consider a hike to the teahouse where your efforts
will be rewarded with soup, tea, coffee or pastries. The views
along the way make the uphill hike well worth it although the
hike is not recommended for those in poor physical condition.
The waterfall and lake at the summit are pretty and serene.
Victoria Glacier (pictured here) is perched behind
and above Lake Louise, a sight that never fails to amaze.
Lake Louise with Mount Victoria (11,300 feet) behind.
Can you imagine a more perfect place?
This is a place you want to see! Take
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.
Plain of the Six Glaciers
Please note there are more than one teahouse hikes in
the Lake Louise area.