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Lake Louise, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Lake Louise-Welcome

 
 
Lake Louise-Welcome Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 18, 1997
1. Lake Louise-Welcome Marker
Inscription. Imagine arriving here in the 1880s…the smell of pine forest, the sound of avalanches from the mountains above, and the wonder of vast unexplored country ahead. Today, the ice-capped peaks, hidden valleys and turquoise lakes are as spectacular as they ever were, and are much easier to get to!

Early visitors came to Lake Louise by rail or on horseback, until the road from Banff opened in the 1920s. Travelers in winter explored on snowshoes, and in the 1930s, the skiers arrived. The Lake Louise area has become a mecca for climbers, walkers, and tourists, summer and winter. Options for your visit? Endless information, maps, brochures, permits, washrooms, up-to-date trail, road and weather reports are available year around at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre. Begin your visit here, and discover that there’s more to Lake Louise than the lake!

[French portion not transcribed]
 
Location. 51° 25.566′ N, 116° 10.74′ W. Marker is in Lake Louise, Alberta. Marker is on Village Road. Touch for map. The marker is near the Lake Louise Visitor Center, Banff National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Louise, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow
Lake Louise image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 18, 1997
2. Lake Louise
flies. Chateau Lake Louise (approx. 2.8 kilometers away); Kicking Horse Pass (approx. 8.1 kilometers away in British Columbia).
 
Categories. Sports
 
Bear feeding in Banff National Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 18, 1997
3. Bear feeding in Banff National Park
Animal Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 18, 1997
4. Animal Bridge
The bridge is for animals to cross the highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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