When thinking of a getaway, most of us naturally default to the weekends. But if you feel bogged down or in need of a spirit-lifting break, a mid-week trip offers an abundance of perks with fewer crowds to navigate. And for those who are working from home, the “sneak away vacay” allows you the extra bonus of taking your virtual office nature-side while getting in some much-needed R&R. This spring, the Fairmont Lake Louise offers the ideal weekday mix of outdoor and culinary adventures to reconnect you to nature, yourself, and your loved ones.
Ski Then Savour
As the springtime ushers in longer days with fewer mid-week skiers, it’s the perfect time of year to master those turns or work on that goggle tan. The Lake Louise Ski Resort is open until May 2nd making a morning or afternoon ski session followed by one of Fairmont Lake Louise’s cocktail, beer, or champagne tastings, the ultimate combination of shoulder season activities. From 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM daily, Monday, April 5 – Sunday, May 16, the Outdoor Bar on the Lakeside Terrace will be serving up a libation experience worth toasting.
Mondays are All About Nature. Sip floral-inspired cocktails and sample hors d’oeuvres while learning about Lake Louise flora and fauna from Mountain Adventure Guide Mike.
Tuesdays will bring out your competitive side with the Local Beer Tasting and Trivia. Raise a pint of Fairmont Lake Louise’s proprietary Backcountry Blonde Ale, a partnership with Grizzly Paw Brewery as you test your skills. Winners have the chance to win complimentary beer tastings.
Graduate from hump day to a bubble-infused afternoon, with Moet and Chandon Wednesday! Enjoy the beauty of the lakeside and mountain view as you sip and socialize (distanced, of course) by the outdoor firepits.
Thursdays level up your cocktail-making skills and historical knowledge as our bartenders show you how to create their favourite cocktails in the Mixology Experience. Mountain Adventure Guide Mike will be there to share his best stories of Lake Louise and the area.
Learn more about all of our spring outdoor activities here.
Reconnect With Nature
For those seeking restorative nature-based interactions, Fairmont Lake Louise offers two new activities designed to help guests unwind and connect with the outdoors.
For a much-needed Nature Fix, local guide Ronna Schnebergeron offers a mindful walk through the woods, highlighting the benefits of nature on the human body. Mondays & Thursdays at 9:30 AM –11:30 AM. Offered from Thursday, April 8 – Thursday May 27.
Or channel your inner Monet in the Paint Lake Louise classes on the Lakeview Patio. Hosted by local artist Mindy Johnstone, the step-by-step outdoor painting class will have you taking home your masterpiece. All materials included. Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 12:30 PM –2:30 PM. Offered from Tuesday April 13 – Wednesday May 27.
Experience the Best of Alberta Beef
Alberta beef is world-famous, and for the month of April, the Fairview Bar and Restaurant will be serving up a special limited-time menu celebrating the best of the province. Highlights include Fairmont Reserve cuts from High River, Brant Lake Wagyu, 35-day dry age from High River, and large cuts such as Canadian Prime T-Bone, Canadian Prime Porterhouse, and AAA Black Diamond Angus Tomahawk. Pair your favourite steak with a glass of vino from our extensive wine list, or let our sommelier take the reigns with our wine-pairing option.
Make the Weekday Getaway a Reality
A hidden gem of the travel industry, the mid-week escape offers the ability to take advantage of incredible packages that are only available during the week. The Fairmont Lake Louise Reconnect and Recharge package includes luxury accommodation, daily breakfast for two, complimentary self-parking, complimentary corkage, 20% off spa services & products, and 15% off alpine ski rentals. The package is available for a limited time for stays until May 17, 2021. Rates from $299/night.
With compelling offers and an abundance of outdoor activities and culinary adventures, the weekday trip might just be the go-to vacation getaway you need right now.