Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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A little paradise for relaxing. Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Glimmering in aquamarine tones, Lake Louise rests amid the Canadian Rockies in Alberta's Banff National Park. The Indigenous Nakoda people refer to the lake as Ho-run-num-nay, meaning 'lake of the little fishes.' The lake was later named by settlers for the British royal family's Princess Louise, along with the adjoining town, which has the highest elevation of any Canadian town at 1,586 metres. This glacial lake is accessible throughout the year via the Trans-Canada Highway, and visitors can participate in activities like hiking during the summer and skiing in the winter.