Many visitors find it helpful to supplement the planning of their trip with literature about the area.  Some find that travel guides provide the best information while others find that fiction set in the area is what inspires them to excitement about the trip.  Books of all kinds recommended for the Lake Louise traveler include:

Altitude Publishing , based in Canmore, Alberta, specializes in books on the Canadian Rockies, including the Altitude Superguide series of guidebooks. Lone Pine Publishing of Edmonton, also publishes some fine field guides and books on the Rockies.