Lake Louise Railway Station on the Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer Departure City Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Louise Railway Station

Lake Louise railway station in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, is a railway station used by the Royal Canadian Pacific train service. The building now houses a restaurant and also serves as a stop for the Rocky Mountaineer. The station is located on Canadian Pacific main line, Lower Lake Louise, near the Chateau Lake Louise.

The station was originally built for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The station was declared a heritage railway station by the federal government in 1991. Starting in 1909 it was the first of six mountain stations built by the Canadian Pacific in a rustic log building design, consistent with how the railway marketed the region as a wilderness tourist destination.

Address of the Lake Louise Railway Station: 
Lake Louise Railway Station
200 Sentinel Road,
Lake Louise, 

DMS Coordinates: 51°25′27″N 116°11′2″
WCoordinates: 51°25′27″N 116°11′2″W    
Decimal: 51.424167, -116.183889    
Geo URI    geo:51.424167,-116.183889
UTM: 11U 556742 5697311

History of Lake Louise Railway Station

Lake Louise Railway Station Opened: 1910

Previous Names of Railway Companies using this Station:    

Canadian Pacific Railway

Railway Services from Lake Louise Railway Station

Things to do in Lake Louise, Alberta when you get off the Rocky Mountineeer

Welcome to
Lake Louise!

Welcome to Lake Louise in the Banff National Park!

Lake Louise is Canada's "Diamond in the Wilderness," and the "Hiking Capital of Canada". This area offers a tremendous diversity of recreational and sightseeing opportunities. Lake Louise is home to one of North America's finest downhill ski areas, and has numerous hiking and walking trails. The region abounds with spectacular scenery, from glaciers to waterfalls.

Have fun on a Kicking Horse River rafting trip that renowned as the best of Canadian Rockies and closest to Banff, Lake Louise, Golden and a pleasant drive from Calgary, Alberta. Why not take the whole family on a white water rafting banff trip? Several sections of the Kicking Horse River make it the perfect rafting trip for family rafting trips, first-time rafters, and those seeking the most exciting river trip offered in the Canadian Rockies.

A quick word to big city dwellers -
this is one of the 'last outposts of man in the area' - the next nearest 'destination' - 3 hours away - is Jasper, the next town out before you're enroute to Alaska - DO NOT expect to find a booming 'Aspen' or 'Vail' nightlife experience here. See what Jasper, Canmore and Banff are what visitors and locals love about the area!

You will however find the best powder skiing on the Continent, unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, our famous Canadian Rockies scenery; and perhaps you'll find yourself again.

The Village of Lake Louise is on the Trans-Canada Highway fifty-seven kilometers (thirty-five miles) west of banff. This quiet and small village offers a range of travel amenities, fabulous dining opportunities and accommodations.

Banff National Park is all around you

While you’re in the Canadian Rockies, you might as well take advantage of all that Mother Nature has to offer and experience the activities that speak to you along with your BC whitewater rafting day trips. Here are four top Banff National Park activities you can partake in before or after a rafting day trip with your trusted, local outfitter, Wild Water Adventures.

Lake Louise Hiking

Twenty minutes from Field, BC, you’ll find a short trail to Takakkaw Falls. From the Cree word meaning “magnificent,” Takakkaw could either be a refreshing start to your day or a great way to finish!

Park in the lot and begin the short hike. Once you reach a fork in the trail, you can either turn left to go across the bridge that will take you to the base of the waterfall, or turn right and visit the viewpoint. There you can see the waterfall tumbling behind the trees. Note that the trail is only open from June until October.

Other hiking options include Emerald Lake and the Iceline Trail. It takes about an hour to hike all the way around Emerald Lake but it’s a great way to see the local wildlife and to sneak a peek at the Burgess Shale fossil beds. The Iceline Trail is a more intense day trip that begins at Takakkaw Falls but takes you around mountain peaks, glaciers, and the Yoho River. One day of rafting and another around the Iceline Trail, and you’ll be spent!

Learn the History of Lake Louise Area

The interactive Burgess Shale exhibit at the Field Information Centre allows you to explore the mysteries of a long-gone world that existed half a billion years ago. Fossils extracted from the fossil bed are also on display. Visiting Emerald Lake will also allow you to view the fossil site.

The Spiral Tunnels were an important part of Western Canadian history, as they allowed for safer, easier transport within the Canadian Rockies. Two viewpoints are available to watch the trains that still pass through daily.

Go up the Mountain on the Sightseeing Lift

One of the most popular Banff National Park activities is taking the Sightseeing Lift, which allows you to get a birds-eye view of the Canadian Rockies in all their splendor. Combine this with a gentle whitewater rafting trip (or something a little more advanced!), and that would be an exciting, fulfilling day. See our whitewater rafting specials for our Up the Mountain and Down the River activity package. If you are in need of lodging, be sure to check out the unique accommodations at the Beaverfoot Lodge & Resort!

Experience Banff's World Class Golfing

Looking for the best in Canadian Rockies golf but don’t know where to start? Let Golf Canada’s West help you plan and customize your Canada golf vacation package! They take care of the details so you can focus on the golf course and the beauty of western Canada. Check out their golf vacation packages for Whistler, Columbia Valley, Victoria and Vancouver Island, Kelowna, and more!

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