• Chateau Lake Louise with views of the lake and mountains

Winter in Lake Louise

Connect to the spirit of winter in the heart of Banff National Park. Experience a frozen world of wonder with a perfect blend of old-world elegance and profound natural beauty. The brave, bold, and curious are drawn to our real-life snow globe for endless exploration and adventure.

Lake Louise Weather in Winter (December – February):
Average Temperature: -20°C to -6°C (-4°F to 21°F)
Typical Weather: Very cold with heavy snowfall, perfect for skiing

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A Winter Wonderland

Lake Louise is the epitome of luxury in a winter setting. Enjoy sleigh rides, winter campfires, and warm mulled wine from the Ice Bar. Come out to play in our frozen natural wonderland.

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Winter Activities

When the snow starts falling, Banff National Park becomes the perfect destination for winter activities to keep your days and evenings full of fun. Hit the slopes, enjoy the great outdoors, and carve fresh powder with activities including skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and everything in between.

Year Round
A yoga class doing Downward Facing Dog


Join in a complimentary yoga class designed to help you maintain your wellness goals and routines.
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Covered by snow for more than five months of the year, the Lake Louise area is superb for this ancient and efficient mode of travel.
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Winter Sleigh Rides

Sit back, relax and cozy up bundled beneath a blanket on a horse drawn sleigh!
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Cross Country Skiing

Lake Louise is home to some of the most scenic cross-country ski trails the country.
Year Round
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Allow our team of spa therapists to take you on a journey of blissful indulgence with premium quality ingredients.
Winter, Spring
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Banff National Park has three view-heavy ski resorts ranked top in the world.
Year Round
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Mrs. Engelhard and the Hikers Code

Join Mrs. Engelhard on a virtual quest to free her friend Charles Fay when he breaks the Hiker’s Code. Pick up your Adventure Passport from the Concierge desk. You will need a smart phone or tablet to participate.
Year Round
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Mountain Adventure Program

For the insider track at our famous backyard, join one of our mountain guides on a stroll of the Lakeshore or a night owl snowshoe.
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Ice Skating on Lake Louise

Embrace the spirit of winter from our icy stage where the dramatic Victoria Glacier and snow frosted Rocky Mountains are your audience.
Year Round
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Health Club

Stay fit at your home-away-from-home.
Year Round
Make your own stuffed animal

Build Your Own Stuffed Animal

A variety of furry friends are available for purchase at the concierge. These packages come with everything you need to bring your animal to life including stuffing, a heart, a Lake Louise t-shirt and a birth certificate
Year Round
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The Artist – Paint Kits

Take a piece of Lake Louise home with you! Put paintbrush to canvas and create your very own artistic masterpiece. Unleash your creative spirit atop a mountain, by the lakeshore, in your guest room, or wherever you feel inspired.
Year Round
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In-Room Wellness

Created by Three Sages wellness company, this programming offers curated wellness experiences from the comfort of your guestroom.
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Winter Events

The Chateau provides a breathtaking location for all your favourite winter events and celebrations. Join us to celebrate the holidays. Lake Louise is a legendary location for festive Christmas gatherings and indulgent New Year’s Eve parties. Explore our holidays and special events to start planning your winter festivities.

Lit up ice sculpture of a dog pulling a sled. Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival

Ice Magic Festival

Step into a world of winter wonder on our iconic grounds for the much-anticipated return of Ice Magic in 2024.
Location: Lakefront Terrace
Time: June 24th:
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Winter Offers

Hit the slopes, escape to mountain adventure, or relax at the spa this winter. Explore our special offers and packages to make getting away to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise even easier.

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Alberta Residents Rate

Your backyard just got bigger! We have expanded our offer to include residents of British Columbia & Saskatchewan. Receive up to 25% off accommodation at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the ideal base camp for all your Rocky Mountain adventures.
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Stay, Play & Ski

Pay for 3 nights and receive your 4th night free. Additionally, you receive an activity credit for your stay and complimentary self parking. It's the ultimate ski getaway!
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Good as Gold Offer

Enjoy personalized service of our exclusive concierge floor with private lounge and breakfast.
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Bed & Breakfast

Wake up to a gourmet breakfast to fuel you up for another action-packed day exploring in Lake Louise. Enjoy at our Breakfast Outlets or order through In-Room Dining.
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Multi-Room Family Offer

Vacation time is family time. Bring everyone together and save when you book multiple rooms.
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Winter Blogs

Get the inside track on what makes winter at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise so special at our blog. Find your inspiration and discover Lake Louise’s most exciting activities, adventures, dining experiences, and best-kept secrets.

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7 Days in a Winter Wonderland

Skiing in Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Skiing in Lake Louise


Light Up the Night in Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - A Winter Paradise

Fairmont Loves Winter

Planning Tips
Glide over the frozen waters or Lake Louise and take a twirl around the Ice Castle

Ice Magic: Your Complete Guide.

Wine & Dine
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Festive Chocolate Roulade

Wine & Dine
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After Dark – A Winter Cocktail

Planning Tips
Blog-The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Lake Louise with Kids

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Lake Louise with Kids

Insider Tips
Blog-Why Ice Skating is at its Best in Lake Louise

Why Ice Skating is at its Best in Lake Louise

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Fairmont Loves The Outdoors

Blog-Are You Looking For Marvelous Ways To Celebrate The Holidays?

Are You Looking For Marvelous Ways To Celebrate The Holidays?

Planning Tips
Blog-6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Lake Louise This November

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Lake Louise This November

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World-Class Skiing

Make the most of your winter experience by hitting the slopes. Choose from three easily accessible ski resorts and embrace our alpine paradise of adventure and exploration.

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Mountain Adventure Program

For an inside track of our famous backyard, enjoy a guided tour with our expert mountain guides on a winter adventure. Join an interactive cross-country ski or snowshoe tour to learn about the magnificent wildlife and history of the Lake Louise area.

Explore Every Season

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Spring brings a quiet magic to Lake Louise. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating retreat, cross-country ski through the woods, or explore Banff. Relax and unwind with a spring escape.

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Summer is primetime for Rocky Mountain activities, all just outside our door. Come to Lake Louise for a summer adventure to remember.

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Autumn road trips through the Canadian Rockies are spectacular. Take advantage of smaller crowds and experience fall colours in an iconic landscape.