Alberta's Icefields Parkway Photos: Side Trip to Lake Louise

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Lake Louise is arguable the center of winter adventure in the area surrounding the Icefields Parkway, from snowshoeing, ice skating, and cross-country skiing to dog sledding, downhill skiing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. In other words, the must-stop spot on the Icefields Parkway  
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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise stands like a fairytale castle in the midst of a winter wonderland.  
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Ice skaters glide on the eastern shore of Lake Louise, with the peaks of the Rockies and the massive Victoria Glacier in the background.  
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A series of cross-country ski tracks penetrating the region's craggy peaks near the lake.  
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The Lake Louise Ski Area, one of three world-class downhill resorts in the region, provides an enticing backdrop for the Fairmount Chateau. Along with Mount Norquay and Sunshine Village, the three mountains boast 8,000 acres of skiable terrain.  
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A horse-drawn sleigh on the shores of frozen Lake Louise is a popular pastime, and can be organized while staying at the Fairmount Chateau by visiting the Brewster Barn desk.  
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Louise Falls can be reached easily on snowshoes, just one of the many hiking and cross-country ski trails in and around Lake Louise. (The hotel also runs thrilling moonlight snowshoe tours).  
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Alaskan huskies from Kingmik Dog Sled Tours resting before an adrenaline-pumping run along the Great Divide, a short distance from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.  
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Gliding through powder amidst snow-draped fir trees and soaring peaks of the Continental Divide.  
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Just 30 minutes from Lake Louise along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway, lies a must-see site—Johnston Canyon. Discover Banff Tours runs twice-daily ice walks into its narrow depths.  
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Lower Falls is one of many picture-perfect places to pause in Johnston Canyon.  
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Incredible ice sculptures drape overhead in the winding, 3.4-mile Johnston Canyon.  
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The deep blue grotto at the end of Johnston Canyon, where a short tunnel leads to a close-up of the icy paradise.  
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A curtain of turquoise icicles adorns Johnston Canyon.  
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Ice climbers cling to the Upper Falls of Johnston Canyon.  
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