Forty-five minutes drive from Banff, and also in Banff National Park, is scenic Lake Louise: a lake, a village, and a ski resort.
Like Banff, Lake Louise is home to a classic railroad hotel, now run as the Fairmont Lake Louise. The village of Lake Louise has several hotels and a few shops; the ski resort is about ten minutes away.
The actual Lake Louise ranks high on the world scale of sightseeing, as you can see above. In summer, take a walk round the lake, or ride a gondola to see the views; a nearby glacier adds to the visuals.
In winter, be wowed by ice sculptures at the annual Ice Magic Festival in January.
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