bride and groom at Chateau Lake Louise holding hands with a glacier in the background and the boat house next to married couple

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Photographed on the shoreline of Chateau Lake Louise, ribbon tassels are waved by guests at a Lake Louise ceremony with the bride and groom walking down the aisle, laughing with happiness.

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Winter bridal photograph at Lake Louise with bride and her best friends laughing during an incredible Lake Louise wedding

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FAQ for Lake Louise

How do I get to Lake Louise?

You can get to Lake Louise via a rented vehicle or a shuttle from the airport.

How long does it take to get to Lake Louise from Calgary Airport?

From Calgary International Airport, it will take approximately 2.5 hours to drive to Lake Louise Village and a further 10 minute to Chateau Lake Louise from Lake Louise Village.

What is the elevation of Lake Louise?

Lake Louise is 5,200 ft or 1,600 m above sea level.

What is the population of Lake Louise?

The population of Lake Louise is 691 people as of 2011. The reason why the population is so small is not to disturb the wildlife. With too many buildings and overpopulating Lake Louise, the environment will change dramatically, thus disrupting the wildlife corridor.

Are you allowed to swim in Lake Louise?

Swimming is not permitted in Lake Louise.

Can you fish in Lake Louise?

No fishing is permitted at Lake Louise.

How long does it take to walk around Lake Louise?

You cannot walk around Lake Louise; however, there is a trail that goes to the back of Lake Louise, which is 2km in length. You can walk further, allowing for a loop trail that can loop you to the Upper Bee-Hive.

What is the best months to travel to Lake Louise for a wedding?

June 1st to October 1st is best for weddings if you wish to have the thawed lake in your photographs. January 1st to March 30th is best to experience winter in Lake Louise.

Where does the name Lake Louise come from?

Lake Louise was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), the fourth daughter to Queen Victoria, who was married to John Campbell, the Governor-General of Canada.

Why is the water at Lake Louise turquoise or so blue?

The turquoise water color at Lake Louise is rock flour that is from melt-water from Victoria Glacier that feeds directly into Lake Louise.