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Welcome to Lake Louise ...

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lake Louise, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1951.

A typical abbreviation for Lake Louise: Lk. Louise

Lake Louise is 5,330 feet [1,625 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Lake Louise is 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Lake Louise lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Note: If you leave Lake Louise and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Area codes for Lake Louise: (403) & (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Lake Louise: T0L<3>

Websites for Lake Louise ...

Official Website:

Communities Also Named Lake Louise ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Lake Louise - they are located in Alaska and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lake Louise.

Communities near Lake Louise ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lake Louise.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Louise ...

Looking for more information about Lake Louise? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Louise.

Adding Lake Louise to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Lake Louise was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

We also found Lake Louise on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Alberta (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lake Louise.

The official website for Lake Louise:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Louise - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Lake Louise, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Lake Louise). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Lake Louise or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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