Lake Louise, located inside the Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is one of the most visually stunning places on earth. Emerald green and full of tourists in the summer, it turns a pristine, glittering white during the slumbering months of winter.
And as the mountain days grow shorter and colder with the season, the lake reveals it’s other, lesser known but no less spectacular winter charms.
Here is a gallery of ten photos taken during our recent trip to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, showing why it remains among the world’s top bucket list destinations.
Thousands of majestic pine trees march up the face of the ridges that surround the lake.
This sparkling stream that runs from the frozen Lake Louise stands placid and quiet during the winter season.
A snow man stands resolute, a silent sentinel watching over the pristine snow. It is a welcome sight for visitors venturing towards the far end of the frozen lake.
Alaskan huskies wait excitedly as final prepartions for the dog sled ride to the great divide are being made.
The cold of winter is made more bearable by the warmth of a good meal – in this case a well marbled, perfectly grilled piece of premium Canada beef prepared by no less than Executive Chef Jean-Francois Fortin.
The frozen lake shines like a mirror under a patchwork of new fallen snow. On the horrizon, the sunrises over the peaks that ring the lake.
The hotel slowly comes awake as a new dawn breaks from the east. Rows of pine trees, its boughs heavy with snow, mark the path around the lake.
The archway above the entrance of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a welcome sight after the 2-hour road trip from Calgary.
As the temperature drops, ice poppies begin to bloom along the shores of the frozen Lake Louise. Though not as colorful as the flowers that line its banks during the summer, each poppy has a delicate beauty that is unique to every snow blossom.
Ice capped peaks turn golden with the rising sun, signaling a new day on Lake Louise.
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