We Arrived at Lake Louise early in the morning, I was kind of disappointed at first because there was a dense fog over the lake. I was afraid that is was going to interfere with the shots that I wanted to take, reducing the visible light. It turns out I was worried for nothing, the fog broke at the far end of the lake creating a nice focal point to draw the eye into the scene. The lake was still, with barely a ripple on the amazing turquoise water.
Lake Louise was was settled a few years after the completion of the trans-continental line of the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed in 1895. Lake Louise was adopted into Banff National Park in 1902. The Fairmont Chateau on the lake started as a small one floor log cabin with 2 guest rooms in 1890. The view of the hotel and the lake from the west end of the lake is amazing.
This is the view from the north side of the lake near the east corner where the trail to the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House. From the distance the water seems very opaque and cloudy, though very saturated in color, up close as you can see in the photo, it is very clear and reveals the different colors and shapes of the stones that line the bottom.
I would love to hear about your experiences in and around Lake Louise. What were your favorite sights and experiences. What would you go see again and what would you skip the second time around