Lake Louise Past to Present

By: Andrew Hempstead
ISBN: 978-1-926983-15-8
Publication date: July 2016
128 pages | Softcover | 8 x 10 inches


Canada and U.S. only

Also Available Here


Lake Louise Past to Present is a beautifully presented Lake Louise history book that tells the story of one of the world's most famous lakes, which is in the Canadian Rockies region of Alberta, Canada.

When you see the first flush of morning sun hit Victoria Glacier, and the impossibly steep northern face of Mount Victoria reflected in the sparkling, emerald-green waters of Lake Louise, you’ll understand why this scene is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful. Beyond the lakeshore, the sublime beauty continues at Moraine Lake and along hiking trails that lace the region and lead to remote alpine lakes, rustic tea houses, and lofty viewpoints. While these are the elements that the region is best known for, Lake Louise also has a colourful and intriguing human history that began when the Canadian Pacific Railway first laid a rail line through the valley in 1883.

Lake Louise Past to Present tells the story of the human history of this scenic lake. It also includes a colour map, a photo gallery showing the evolution of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and another gallery dedicated to paintings and photography stretching from the 1890s to present day.


Banff resident ANDREW HEMPSTEAD has been writing about and photographing the Canadian Rockies since the early 1990s. He has authored, co-authored, and updated over 120 books and his images have been published in over 100 books and are used by corporate and editorial clients worldwide.

For more books by Andrew Hempstead, click here. Andrew’s website is