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Lake Louise, Alberta

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Welcome to Lake Louise ...

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 ...

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Communities Also Named Lake Louise ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

  • Stephen (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
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    • Stephen lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Lake Louise
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephen
  • Field (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Castle Junction (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Leanchoil (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
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    • Leanchoil lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the southwest of Lake Louise
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leanchoil came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leanchoil
  • Banff (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Parson (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Golden (35 miles [56.3 km] to the west)
  • Spillimacheen (36 miles [57.9 km] to the south)
  • Blaeberry (38 miles [61.2 km] to the west)
  • Harvie Heights (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast)
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    • Harvie Heights lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Lake Louise
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvie Heights came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvie Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvie Heights<6>

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 ...

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for 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 about the above, see References and Mentions for Lake Louise on our Genealogy Page.

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake LouiseOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Louise. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4255, Longitude: -116.1772    
<5>If we have 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.
<6>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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