Late September or early October can be a wonderful time to enjoy Lake Louise. The air can have a definite chill, but many of the days are bright and sunny. The surrouding mountains often have a dusting of snow that adds an extra element of beauty and contrast to the scenery.
The number of tourists drastically thins out, just a few weeks prior the shoreline trail would be bustling with people. Visiting during the shoulder season allows you to enjoy the lake in serene and tranquil atmosphere.
If the weather continues to be favourable the boathouse remains open allowing visitors to canoe on the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Instead of the lake being dotted with dozens of canoes you may find yourself sharing the lake with only a few others.
Although the accommodation prices are still somewhat high, the have dropped from the peak summertime prices and the rates will continue to fall through the month of October and throughout November.