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Getting Here By Air

The Calgary International Airport is located just 2 hours away from Lake Louise and 1 hour and 15 minutes from the town of Banff. Calgary International Airport was recently voted as one of the world's top five "hassle free" airports. See our map of North America with flight times and airlines that have daily departures from most major North American and European destinations.

Where is Lake Louise?

Located in the heart of Alberta’s magnificent Canadian Rockies & Banff National Park, the Lake Louise Ski Resort is short 2 hour drive west of the Calgary International Airport (YYC) along one of the most beautiful & scenic highways western Canada has to offer. Maps and driving directions here. Car rental information here.

USA Traveler Information


For short term visits to Canada you will need a valid passport, unless you are an American citizen or permanent resident arriving from the U.S.A. in which case you must provide proof of citizenship or residency upon request. Proof of citizenship consists of a passport, original or certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate, current voter's registration card, U.S. military discharge papers, or certificate of citizenship or naturalization. If you are a permanent resident of the U.S.A., but not a U.S. citizen you must provide your 'green card' if requested. Persons under 18 years traveling without their parents should have identification and a letter of authorization from a parent or guardian to travel into Canada.

For citizens of certain countries Canada requires a visitors visa to be obtained from their nearest Canadian Consulate before entry into Canada, please check if this is required before your trip.

A convenient source of information about international travel and consular services is the Consular Affairs home page. Click here to visit www.travel.state.gov. 

Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a Canadian ski town like no other. Located in Banff National Park, the Lake Louise Ski Resort offers world class terrain that is both vast and varied amongst a pristine and inspirational Rocky Mountain setting. With a legendary 4,200 skiable acres, 145 named runs, 10 lifts, epic terrain park, and tube park we’re one of North America’s biggest ski resorts.

Travelers are well taken care of at the Lake Louise Ski Resort and have plenty of options for dining, Snow School lessons, and quality ski and snowboard rentals. There’s also an on-site licensed daycare and a well stocked retail and souvenir shop.

As for accommodations, the village of Lake Louise has all the amenities you will need for your stay including a variety of hotels, restaurants, pubs, bakeries, grocery stores, liquor depots, outdoor sports equipment & apparel boutiques and much more.

About Banff National Park

This word famous reserve is Canada’s first National Park that encompasses 6,641 square kilometers of breathtaking mountain scenery that boasts a huge variety of unique wildlife.

Banff National Park is a true paradise for nature, sightseers and skiers alike!

About Banff

Set in one of the prettiest Rocky Mountain valleys, and with short access to three award winning ski resorts, Banff is one of the premiere ski destinations in the world. This stunning ski resort town hosts over 4 million visitors annually and has something for everyone. There are tons of unique shops to browse, over 50 accommodation options plus and more than 130 bars, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries to choose from.

Banff has tons of exciting activities to keep any traveler busy for weeks!

Where is Banff?

The town of Banff is located just 90 minutes west of the Calgary International Airport (YYC) and only 40 minutes from Lake Louise.