Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lake Louise.
This page contains six sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Lake Louise, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lake Louise and the surrounding area.
- Astronomy & Satellites ...
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above
website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed
sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
- To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above,
we pass this GPS location for Lake Louise:
- 62.281389, -146.551111
- Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
- The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lake Louise
- Waymarking ...
Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
Communities Also Named Lake Louise ...
We have found two communities that share the name Lake Louise.
Within Alaska, the name Lake Louise is unique.
Beyond Alaska, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.
- Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
- This Lake Louise lies 1,349 miles [2,171 km]<1> to the east southeast.
- Link to Google Map centered on Lake Louise
- We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Lake Louise [Pierce County].
Curious and Interesting Names Near Lake Louise ...
As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.
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Copper Center lies 46 miles [74 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake Louise
- Link to Google Map centered on Copper Center
Copperville lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake Louise
- Link to Google Map centered on Copperville
- Eureka Roadhouse
Eureka Roadhouse lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Louise
- Link to Google Map centered on Eureka Roadhouse
- Glacier View
Glacier View lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Louise
- Link to Google Map centered on Glacier View
How Far From Lake Louise to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lake Louise to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Lake Louise and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Lake Louise to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 29 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 20 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,242 miles [5,217.5 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 127 days and walking would take 185 days.
The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,933 miles [9,548.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community within Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Louise. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<1>||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, 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 for your convenience: 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: 62.2814, Longitude: -146.5511 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Lake Louise have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
|<2>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Lake Louise could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
|<3>||While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.|
|<4>||The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Lake Louise to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 1.522 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 5.969 degrees.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 343.931 degrees.||