Even in the sudden September snow, Lake Louise and Morraine Lake still managed to look even more spectacular than I could ever imagine. We stayed a night in Lake Louise to break up the journey from Banff to Jasper, and stayed at the HI Hostel Lake Louise. Despite the crappy internet connectivity (which, in the middle of the Rockies isn’t surprising) it was an awesome hostel. It’s cozy wooden interior made it feel more like a lodge than a backpacking hostel, and it is a MUCH more affordable than the other accommodation options in town!
Even though it was well outside our budget, we did visit the iconic Fairmont Lake Louise. Even though it is one of the most photographed hotels in the world, I have to say I wasn’t very impressed. The exterior looked in well need of a paint job, and the inside was nice but nothing jaw dropping. I guess it does have the amazing views of the lake, but that would be the only reason I would stay there!
Although Lake Louise was beautiful, Morraine Lake was the one to take my breath away. The mountains that towered in the background were so majestic, and the lake was so radiant it looked like liquid sapphire. We had brought a picnic lunch with us, and I could of stayed there all day just taking it all in. Even just writing this is making me lust after that view… take a look for yourself!