Lake Louise is the most famous landmark in the Canadian Rockies and attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s easy to see why too with the emerald-colored water and massive glacier overlooking the lake. Due to the fortunate timing of visiting on Sunday, a week before the holidays it wasn’t too crowded during our visit. After a morning hike at Johnston Canyon, we spent the rest of the day at Lake Louise including a lakeside-view dinner on the patio of Chateau Lake Louise.
Lake Louise is probably best photographed in the morning hours as the sun faces the glacier in the morning but it is pretty at any time of day. I met another photographer that evening who recommended hiking to Lake Agnes. I had never heard of Lake Agnes before but did see a trailhead sign for it while walking the Lake Louise shoreline. He had hiked there earlier in the day with his wife and showed me his photos. It looked like a great place to visit. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to fit it in but I will definitely make sure to visit next time! It would also be fun to canoe on the lake too.
See more of my Banff National Park photos.