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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lake Louise, Canada


After a few days in the town of Banff, we headed over to Lake Louise to stay at the Fairmont there. My dad's work actually arranged for us to take the Royal Canadian Pacific Railway which is apparently a pretty big deal because you aren't really allowed to ride it without connections. It was built in 1881 and I guess Winston Churchill used to ride it which is cool. It was a private ride for just the people in our group and we were able to wander around the whole train and had a nice buffet and it was just a really cool experience.

When we arrived at Lake Louise, I have to admit I was really surprised at how amazing it was. Everyone kept telling us beforehand how nice it was but I was kind of skeptical. However it was actually one of the beautiful places I've ever seen. The lake was so big and blue and the mountains behind it were like something out of a painting. We even got to take some canoes out on it, which I was a bit nervous about because we fit ten people in one when the maximum is supposed to be eight, and I was really paranoid about falling in and destroying my camera. We survived though and I got to sit in the front and got a really incredible view. The weather there can get a bit weird so it actually started pouring right before we reached the dock which was less than ideal but actually kind of cool. I can't really say canoeing is something I want to pursue again though, not the most outdoorsy person over here.

We also went up on some ski lifts which take you to the top of the mountains for another amazing view. There was a trail that you could climb afterward to take you even higher, but I walked up it a little ways and was immediately out of breath, so I opted out of that. I don't know if it had anything to do with the altitude or if I'm just super out of shape. Probably a bit of both. Supposedly there are bears up there as well but luckily I didn't encounter any. There was also a restaurant overlooking the mountains so we had a nice lunch there. Overall I had a really nice experience even though it isn't something I would normally do. I guess it's good to get out and do something different every once in a while!


Danielle

110 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos! Lake Louise is definitely on my travel list.

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    1. Thanks Renee, hopefully you can go one day!

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  2. The place looks very serene and breathtaking :)

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    1. It was really nice and relaxing :)

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  3. Wow such amazing and beautiful pictures

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  4. Wow this looks absolutely gorgeous! Very very jealous :) x

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    1. It was really amazing, thanks for stopping by Anna :)

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  5. It looks too beautiful to even be real. I don't get out often, but I would totally by up for seeing this view!

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    1. I know right, I just wanted to sit there and stare at it!

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  6. What a beautiful view and that water is such a gorgeous colour!

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    1. Isn't it! Thanks for stopping by Clara :)

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    1. Right! Thanks for stopping by Emily :)

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  8. I've heard about Lake Louise and man, it really does live up to its popularity! It's absolutely stunning, all your scenery photos look like paintings! So cool that you got to ride on that railway and learn all these little exclusive tidbits!

    Raashi
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    1. Thanks Raashi, it was such a cool experience! I can't believe I had never heard of it before

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  9. Wow, absolutely stunning!

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  10. The lake is stunning!
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  11. Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a lovely time!

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  12. It looks absolutely incredible!! Beautiful photos

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  13. Beautiful pictures! Canada is one of the places highest on my travel bucket list!

    Ellen x
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    1. Thanks Ellen, I hope you get to go one day!

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  14. These are stunning photos! Canada looks beautiful x

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  15. wow, what a beautiful place to visit! the view is just stunning!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It was incredible! Thanks for stopping by Pam :)

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  16. Amazing pictures, this place looks amazing! I have never visited Canada but I would really love to some day. Lovely post<3
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  17. This looks soooooooooooo pretty!!! Absolutely stunning shots!!! :D xx

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  18. This is amazing, pure perfection!

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  19. Oh my God that water looks good enough to dive in to ;0; Beautiful photos!

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    1. Right, I should have! Thank you :)

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  20. It looks so so beautiful!! I really wish that I can go somewhere as beautiful as that! Xx

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  21. Wow these photos are breathtaking! I love the green waters and the blue sky!

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    1. It was so amazing in person! Thank you!

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  22. What a beauty! I would love to visit this place someday! Loving the photos as well :)

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  23. Such stunning photos, looks amazing.
    Beth x

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  24. WOW, amanzing place and amazing photos dear Danielle! I really love all of this post! Love, A

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  25. i live in toronto and i've never been !

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    1. You should make a trip over sometime!

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  26. This looks amazing! I want to go so bad.
    XO,
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    1. It was incredible! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  28. It's insane how beautiful this landscape is ! That lake is so blue ! Must be surreal irl. :OOO
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  29. Absolutely beautiful pics and the view is breathtakingly beautiful...xo, NEHA

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  30. This place looks so beautiful. Very inspiring.

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  31. your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

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  32. Wow the water is so blue... you won't be finding water of that colour in the UK!
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. I have to say I prefer the UK though haha, it was really amazing though!

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  33. Such a gorgeous place and such a dreamy view! Xx

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  34. Your pictures are really great quality! It is so beautiful out there, love it!

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  35. That sky is gorgeous!

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  36. Lovely post, dear!

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  37. Wow it looks absolutely stunning there! Gorgeous photos!

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  38. Oh my gosh PLEASE tell me where you got your sunnies- theyre the coolest :)

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  39. Oh my goodness this looks so stunning! Your pictures are beautiful. I went to Canada a couple of years ago to Torronto but here looks amazing too!

    Daisy x

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    1. Thanks so much! I've been to Toronto a couple times, it's lovely there too :)

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  40. The view is absolutely beautiful. I live in Canada and have never been there before. I need to change that now.

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  41. Wow, such a stunning location! Looks like you've had tons of fun! It's ignited my wanderlust<3

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  42. Canada is one of the counties I most want to visit, I loved seeing your photos.

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  43. ah, the scenery is so beautiful and pristine! :) xx

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  44. This is just so beautiful, especially the very first picture, is just breathe taking xx

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  45. Those photographs are stunning! x

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  46. I love these photos. I really want to visit Canada soon. Lovely post.

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  47. Love your adventures!! May I repost this article on my website www.ladyredot.com to share with my readers? I would love to link back to you! Thanks!

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    1. Of course, so glad you like it!!

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    2. Thank you so much! We have published your post here: http://www.ladyredot.com/2016/08/12/guest-post-lake-louise-canada/
      Looking forward to more great posts from you! Keep those beautiful photos coming!!

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