Calgary to Lake Louise, Alberta
Book off four days to do the trek from Calgary to Lake Louise, suggests Debbie Monahan, Montreal-based regional director with Carlson Wagonlit Travel:
Day two: “Rent a vehicle, pack a lunch, and depart early the next morning for Lake Louise, stopping at the Columbia Icefield for a quick snowmobile tour on the way. You should arrive at Lake Louise in the mid-to late afternoon, which is a perfect time to take a stroll around the beautiful lake filled with crystal-blue water. I recommend staying at a hotel with a lake view so you can enjoy the breathtaking sunsets and sunrises,” says Monahan.
Day Three: “Plan for an early rise to allow for time to roam around Lake Louise before heading off to Sulphur Mountain, Banff Springs. You must take the gondola all the way up the mountain and bring your bathing suit, as you’ll want to spend some time in the hot springs! The Fairmont Banff Springs offers an evening treat, complete with interesting ghost stories if you opt for tour,” says Monahan.
Day Four: “Do some additional touring around Banff Springs, before heading back to Calgary,” says Monahan.
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