Day Trip from Lake Louise: Option #1
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Enjoy a day of discovery and wonder in Yoho National Park, the jewel of the Rocky Mountains! This is a sample day trip that the staff of Columbia Wetlands Adventures has put together including our afternoon Guided Float Tour, highlighting our favorites spots between Lake Louise and Golden BC. Please call us for more travel ideas.
Depart from Lake Louise, AB and head west on the TransCanada Hwy #1. Approximately 25km west of Lake Louise is a turn off for Takkakaw Falls. Turn right from the TransCanada onto Yoho Valley Road and follow the road 14km to the end.
Arrive at Takkakaw Falls, Canada's 2nd highest waterfall. "Takkakaw" means magnificent in Cree, and these falls definitely are!
Get back in your car and head west a little way to the small town of Field. Check out the Truffle Pig Cafe or The Siding Cafe for a mid morning snack, or have a delectable lunch packed for later at one of these unique bistros! Take this opportunity to be charmed by the panoramic sights of this historic community.
Return to your car and continue your journey west on the TransCanada. As you pass through Yoho National Park enjoy the views of the area's towering rock walls and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife!
Turn right from the TransCanada onto Emerald Lake Road. This road leads to one of the gems of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Stroll the gentle trail around the lake, enjoying the breathtaking views and your delicious picnic lunch.
Hop back in your car and continue west on the TransCanada. Golden is approximately 40 minutes, 53km west of Emerald Lake.
As you drive through the bustling town of Golden BC, take note where you might want to stop for dinner after your wetlands adventure. For such a small town, there are many fantastic dining options for you to explore!
Head south out of town on Highway 95 for another 15-20 minutes, 26 km. Look for our office on the left side of the highway.
Arrive at Columbia Wetland Adventures. Check in at the front desk and enjoy the fun, informative space at our brand new office before you head out on your afternoon tour!