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Lake Louise, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Chateau Lake Louise

 
 
Chateau Lake Louise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 15, 2017
1. Chateau Lake Louise Marker
Inscription.
This renowned hotel had its origins in a simple log chalet built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1890. Early guests, including some pioneers of mountaineering in the northern Rockies, followed a packhorse trail from the station below. The advent of the automobile in the 1920's and a renewed and enlarged chateau brought ever-increasing numbers of travellers from around the world to the shores of this famous lake. Today, the north wing, built in 1912 to designs by Walter Painter, is the oldest section of what has become a Banff National Park institution.

Français:
Le Château Lake Louise
Ce célèbre hotel fut à l’origine un simple chálet en rondins construit en 1890 par la compagnie de chemin de fer du pacifique canadien. Ses clients d’alors, parmi lesquels on comptait les premiers alpinistes à s’attaquer aux rogheuses septentrionales, y accédaient par un sentier aménagé pour les chevaux de bát a partir de la gare situeé dans la valleé lavénment de l’automobile, dans les années 1920, et l’agrandissement de l’hótel contribuerent à y attirer un nombre croissant de visiteurs de tous les coins du monde. L’aiel nord, construite en 1912 d’apres les plans de Walter Painter, est aujourd'hui la partie la plus ancienne de cet hotel, devenu une véritable institution dans le Parc National Banff.

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Wideview of Chateau Lake Louise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 15, 2017
2. Wideview of Chateau Lake Louise Marker
Canadien des Parcs

 
Erected by Canada Parks Service.
 
Location. 51° 25.05′ N, 116° 13.013′ W. Marker is in Lake Louise, Alberta. Marker can be reached from Lake Louise Drive. Touch for map. Marker is to the left of the main entrance of the hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Louise-Welcome (approx. 2.8 kilometers away); Kicking Horse Pass (approx. 6.3 kilometers away in British Columbia).
 
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Chateau Lake Louise image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 15, 2017
3. Chateau Lake Louise
As seen from Fairview lookout
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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