Ice Magic: Your Complete Guide.

Picture a world where the wonder of imagination is brought to life by the skilled hands of renowned professional ice carvers. A world where creativity knows no bounds and every tap of the chisel creates a story of frozen elegance. Welcome to Ice Magic, the festival is returning to Lake Louise in 2024; it’s an event so extraordinary, you won’t want to miss out!

Keep reading to find out how you get a hold of tickets to this unmissable event.

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Whether you are a local, an in-house hotel guest, or just visiting for the day, we can promise an experience that will transport you to a world beyond the ordinary. The breathtaking artistry of these world-class carvers will bring to life “Moments of Bliss in Banff National Park”. Hosted on the Lakeview Terrace from January 26 – 28, 2024, witness blocks of ice metamorphose into intricate masterpieces right before your eyes.

For those who prefer the grand finale, mark your calendars for the weekend of February 2 – 4, 2024. The completed ice sculptures, illuminated to showcase their full glory, will light up the night in magnificent details juxtaposed against the frosted landscape. Marvel at the artistry and witness live demonstrations from the carvers themselves as you wander around the grounds of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For competition days and hours, please visit our event page.


Photo Credit: Marck Gutt
Lit up ice sculpture of a dog pulling a sled. Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival

Secure Your Spot

If you are a guest of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, you are in luck! Guests of the hotel receive complimentary entry to the festival, with no pre-booking or timeslot required. Immerse yourself amongst the sculptures on multiple days and allow the magic to unfold before your eyes. This is the perfect opportunity to turn your next Fairmont Moment into a memory that will last a lifetime. Book Now.

All other access to the event is an exclusive affair, so it is important that you plan ahead! Entry to the event is by pre-purchased tickets only; each ticket includes a designated arrival timeslot, a key to ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience. Tickets can be purchased here from December 12, 2023.

However you decide to participate in the Ice Magic Festival, remember, if you are not staying at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, tickets must be pre-purchased and are not available the day of the event! Avoid disappointment by planning ahead and securing a timeslot that allows you to make the most of the winter wonderland in Lake Louise.

Photo Credit: Robert Massey
Ice sculpture at night in Lake Louise

Parking Provisions

If you plan on arriving by car, please note onsite parking is not available. Fear not, your pre-purchased ticket grants you access to convenient shuttle services running from the Lake Louise Ski Resort parking lot. Shuttles will operate continuously from the ski hill car park from 3:30pm – 9:30pm on event days.

Guests staying at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will receive the exclusive benefit of simply stepping out the door onto our Lakeshore Terrace and immersing themselves into the heart of the event. It is a front-row seat to the magic, right on your doorstep.


As the Ice Magic Festival beckons heed the call, gather your loved ones, and immerse yourself in this winter extravaganza that promises an unforgettable experience for all.

Tickets available here from December 12, 2023.
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Photo Credit: Devaan Ingram
Ice sculpture at night.

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