World famous Lake Louise is one of the turquoise lakes that are found in Alberta. A mere 60 kilometers from Banff, it is no wonder why it gets crowded, even during the low season at the start of autumn. There is a trail that goes all the way from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to the end of the lake, which runs by its edge for about 2 kilometers. There is a lot to see along the trail, including friendly chipmunks and iconic Clark’s Nutcracker. But the lake takes center stage most of the time. During the winter, the mountains and the lake itself get covered in lots of snow, and even in autumn the peaks on the backdrop accumulate snow during spells of bad weather. We were lucky that it snowed just the week before we arrived, but we got really good weather conditions during our visit.

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