Lake Louise weather forecast: sunny. Reality: smoky. Quite a surprise to find the mountains surrounding the lake covered by smoke from the California wildfires. Nevertheless, the weather didn’t stop us to enjoy exploring the area. We’ll start with “foggy” Lake Louise and end with sunny Lake Louise in the next post.
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin
Starting in front of the luxury Fairmont Chateau Hotel starts a series of hiking trails. On one side of the lake is the Lakeshoe Trail, a beautiful and relaxing 4.7 km trail. On the other side is the Fairview Lookout – a belvedere point of the lake and hotel.
The Fairview Lookout is a 2.4 km moderate trail with a panorama view of the lake and hotel.
We are in the bear country! And a bear bell is a must have. No bear spray this time…
- Hiking the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail
- The Crown Jewel of Banff National Park: Lake Louise
- One week at Lake Louise: The Deer Lodge