Scratch this off your winter adventure bucket list!
Skating on Lake Louise is truly breathtaking. The Lake fully freezes over from November to April providing you access to a unique vantage point of the Rocky Mountains.
Skate rentals are available, but not necessary. Walking across the Lake with ice cleats is just as exhilarating and will take you just over an hour. Viewing this spectacular scenery from a totally opposite angle is such an unforgettable experience.
The ice sculptures from the annual Ice Magic Festival showcase the incredible talent of international ice carvers! This year the Festival was held January 15-26, 2015. The amazing ice sculptures stay at the plaza after the competition until they melt, so visit soon!
Cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides are also popular. Sleigh rides operate from mid-December to mid-April and the rates are $30 for adults, $27 for children (3-8) and free for children under 3.
Lake Louise is certainly worth the drive while visiting Calgary. Be part of this beautiful winter wonderland! Enjoy your winter.
Note: Please be prepared with your waterproof gears as any activity that involves snow can leave you with a pair of wet pants!
Directions to Lake Louise:
Drive out from Hyatt Regency Calgary driveway and make a right onto Center street. Make a left to 16 avenue NW, also known as Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1). Follow Highway 1 for 170km for about an hour and 30 minutes, and take the Lake Louise exit. Make a left at Bow Valley Parkway which will lead you to Lake Louise.