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Lake Louise Driving Directions

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Driving Directions to Lake Louise

Comprehensive and detailed driving directions so you can spend less time driving and more time skiing at Lake Louise.

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Air Travel:

The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is your gateway to ski the big three, namely [R368R, Lake Louise], [R448R, Sunshine] and [R802R, Banff Mount Norquay]. The airport is just 11 miles from downtown Calgary. Most major airlines have a home at YYC, including Air Canada, Continental, Delta, Horizon, United, US Airways, American, Westjet, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, and more.

By Car:

Head West, young man (and woman). Use Hwy 8 from the airport to Hwy 40. Then it's onto the all-weather/four-lane Trans Canada Highway (aka: Hwy 1) and Hwy 93 into Lake Louise. Banff is about a 90 minute drive west from YYC via Hwy 1. Lake Louise is about 45 minutes west of Banff.

Those skiers and riders coming from the West should also look for HWY 1 East through the towns of Kamloops and Revelstoke into Banff National Park. Hwy 93 provides the final leg into Lake Louise, while Hwy 1 continues to Banff.

Ground Transportation:

The Banff Canmore Airport Express Shuttle (877-992-2633; is a private, cost effective and convenient way to travel between YYC and Banff, Lake Louise, Golden, B.C, and Canmore. Other airport transfer services are available; call ahead for reservations.

Getting Around:

The Jasper-Banff-Lake Louise Daily Connector (888-786-3641; has been established to provide safe, reliable, and affordable daily transportation for visitors to the Canadian Rockies during the winter season. Pick-ups and drop-offs are available from any location in Jasper, Lake Louise, or Banff. Reservations are required.

Taxi & Limo:

Rocky Mountain Charters (

Alpine Limousine (403-762-5558;

Ambassador Limousine Service (403-299-4910;

Lake Louise Taxi (403-522-2020)

Banff Taxi (403-762-4444;



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Lake Louise - Was there on Friday, Feb. 16. Coverage was amazing. Wait until it warms up a bit if you can.   - © cdnskibum
Lake Louise - Nice resorts  Good, king runs. Blues are challenging but not too difficult. Snow was good today and mainly groomed. Colder and icier at the top.   - © Chad's iPhone 7
Lake Louise powder 12/17  - © Lake Louise
Lake Louise - Lots of trails open but thin cover in a lot of places, you have to keep your eyes open for good snow. Get to the back slopes. Some places are great and some blacks have a lot uncovered  - © Clint

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