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Lake Louise, Alberta

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The location of Lake Louise

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Lake Louise.

This page contains six sections:

Around Lake Louise ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Canmore. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southeast of Lake Louise. Canmore has a population of 12,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Banff. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southeast of Lake Louise and has a population of 7,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2006
Harvie Heights   [Map]   ---   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Golden (BC)   [Map]   3,811   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Dead Man's Flats   [Map]     SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Blaeberry (BC)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Brisco (BC)   [Map]     S   41 miles [66 km]
Edelweiss (BC)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Field (BC)   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Galena (BC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kootenay Crossing (BC)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Leanchoil (BC)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
McMurdo (BC)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Moberly (BC)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nicholson (BC)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Parson (BC)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Spillimacheen (BC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stephen (BC)   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lake Louise ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Lake Louise.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Louise ...

Looking for more information about Lake Louise? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lake Louise, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Louise.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Lake Louise. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Lake Louise Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Lake Louise

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Lake Louise ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Lake Louise.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Banff Airport (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Golden Airport (YGE/CYGE)   [Map]   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Lake Louise.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lake Louise. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   ESE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NE   169 miles [272 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   SW   172 miles [276.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Banff Airport (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Golden Airport (YGE/CYGE)   [Map]   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Golden Airport   (YGE/CYGE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake Louise:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Lake Louise were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lake Louise) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake Louise. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Louise

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Louise. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4333, Longitude: -116.1833     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Lake Louise), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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