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Lake Louise – Canada Photography – Hot Spot

Lake Louise, Alberta Canada Photography Hot Spot. Lake Louise is situated between Yoho National Park and Banff National Park; in the village of ‘Lake Louise.’ Lake Louise is referred to as Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness,” and the “Hiking Capital of Canada.” It is located off the Trans Canadian Highway In Alberta Canada.  This area offers a tremendous diversity of recreational and sightseeing opportunities, and is the perfect ‘canvas’ for all photographers, experts, and novices alike!  We consider this to be a must photograph location while in the Canadian Rockies. This hot spot will put you in awe with the breathtaking turquoise colors of this area. The water’s colors make dynamic images. Be sure to shoot the red canoes. The general rule of thumb, shoot anything red. We were here on a cloudy day, and our images were so so. Try to pick a clear day—the sunshine will make all of the difference.

Photography Information:

Lake Louise has incredible turquoise colored water to work with, which will make any image dynamic. When we shoot on water and want to get the reflections and not the silver glare, we always use a circular polarizing filter for this effect. There is some moving water here, so be sure to bring your tripod for long exposure photography to get the milky water effect. If you’re shooting in daylight, bring your neutral density filter to get the more prolonged exposure for the milky results.  Sunshine here is ideal, but when big storms move in with black clouds, you can also get some good effects. The clouds roll in and out quickly in the Canadian Rockies, and we all know clouds can add drama to an image taken on a dreary day.

Lens: Generally, this area is a wide-angle lens location. Bring a zoom lens for the wildlife that you may encounter also, but if you have a large one to lug around, there is not much wildlife here at all.

Gear: Bring your tripod and your circular polarizing filter. The circular polarizing filter will make your white puffy clouds burst and deepen the blue around them. It will also take the glare off of the water and replace it with reflection. There are moving waters here, so be sure to get some milky waters shots.

Gear List at a glance: Circular polarizing filter, neutral density filter, tripod, shutter release.



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Park Information:


111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise
Alberta, Canada

Fees: There are no fees at Lake Louise

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Hotel Information:

Our Favorite Canadian Rockies Resort – Banff Rocky Mountain Resort – 1029 Banff Avenue, Banff –  (800) 563-8764 in Canada/USA | +1(403)762-5531 Local  –  The Banff Rocky Mountain Resort is the perfect rocky mountain getaway for any traveler. They feature suites and condo-style accommodation in Banff National Park. Stay with them and enjoy the comforts of home and more. This picturesque location has a dining room, a deli, tennis courts, health facilities, swimming pool, squash courts, and conference facilities. Take your vacation to Banff and live the mountain lifestyle. Make your reservations. Don’t go anywhere else.

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Lake Louise Campground:

Address: Located 1.3 km east of the Village of Lake Louise on Fairview Road.Lake Louise, AB

Phone: 1-877-737-3783

Website: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/camping/lltrailer.aspx

Located just minutes from the Village of Lake Louise, this year-round campground is perfect for anyone needing space for larger units and/or people wanting power without full hook-ups. It is close to local attractions and offers mountain views, year-round camping and access to hiking and biking trails. Evening interpretive programs are offered during the summer season.

Sites: All 187 campsites have picnic tables and electrical hook-ups. Some sites have fireboxes. Electrical-only sites (15 and 30 AMPS) can accommodate RVs up to 15 meters (50 feet) in length. A maximum of 6 people and 2 vehicles are permitted on each site. All vehicles must be parked in the gravel area of the campsite. All soft-sided camping units must stay in the enclosed electric fence in the Lake Louise Tent Campground.

Services: The campground has flush toilets, showers, and hot and cold running water. There is a sani-dump.

Regulations: There is a liquor and fire ban in effect from 2300 – 0700 every day and a complete alcohol ban on long weekends.  Check-out time is 1100. The maximum stay is 14 days.

Fees: $32.30 per site per night with no fire and $41.10 per site per night with a fire. Wood is provided. Payment is with cash, traveler’s cheques, debit, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. Reservations are accepted.

For more information about Banff National Park, please visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/fra/pn-np/ab/banff.aspx

Castle Mountain Campground:

Address: On the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy. 1A) 33 km west of Banff and 31 km east of Lake Louise. Banff National Park, AB

Sites: All 43 campsites have picnic tables and fireboxes and are suitable for tents or small RVs up to 7 meters (24 feet) in length. A maximum of 6 people and two vehicles are permitted on each site. All tents and vehicles must be set up or parked on the gravel area of the campsite. Camping is on a first come, first serve basis.

Services: The campground has flush toilets, hot and cold running water, picnic shelters and food lockers. There is a sani-dump at Johnston Canyon Campground. Gas and basic groceries are available at the Castle Mountain Chalets.

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