A Winter's Day in Lake Louise, Canada

Sunday, October 09, 2016

I have always felt like an old soul, and when I visited Lake Louise, I had the looks to match. The brightly coloured, turquoise water of Lake Louise is supposed to be beautiful during summer but during the approximately eight months of cooler weather, it transforms into an otherworldly winter wonderland and tourists as well as locals, are quick to make the most of it even at the cost of frozen hair and eyelashes.

If you’re ready to dish out the cash, stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and get a real sense of the majestic landscape as the snow-capped Rocky Mountains reflect on the frozen lake below. The atmosphere around Lake Louise can visually be described as the lovechild of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Disney’s Frozen. Odd mixture I know but let me explain. The Fairmont Hotel’s larger-than-life exterior and mountain views evoke images of the former while the delicate ice castle looks like it could be Elsa’s handiwork with a horse drawn sleigh adding to the charm.

Situated inside Canada's oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake Louise is a popular spot for ice skating and skiing and rightly so. However for us, the biggest draw was the natural beauty. The lush woods, expansive mountains with the sprawling sky above and the occasional log cabin, all painted quite a Narnia-esque landscape. 

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