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Young explorers called to help solve mysterious mountain tale

LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA, JULY 27, 2021 – For over a century, the call of the Rocky Mountains has lured adventurers from around the world to Lake Louise, Alberta for the unparalleled hiking and mountain climbing.  However this year, the famed Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is asking for help from young explorers, ages six and up to help solve a mystery based on two famous hikers whose spirits loom large.

An Adventure Passport provides clues to assist Georgia Engelhard on a virtual quest to free her friend, Charles Fay when he breaks the Hiker’s Code*. The mysterious tale comes to life as a series of hidden clues lead sleuths to the horse stables, the lake, along the rock wall, and through the hotel to provide answers.  Once the puzzle is cracked, successful PI’s receive a reward from the concierge.

Although the mystery might be virtual, the protagonists are based on real characters.  Mrs. Engelhard was a celebrated explorer who overcame her fear of heights and made history with 32 first ascents in Canada, including nine peaks in nine days in 1929, and Charles was a professor of both modern languages and mathematics, renowned for his treks in the area with Mount Fay named in his honour. 

In addition to the summer mystery, once COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed the Kids Adventure Camp for ages five and over will resume. Activities like: the Evening Nature Explorers who learn about what wakes up when the sun goes down; Scientists in the Mountains who make slime and test rockets ships, Campfire & S’mores, PJ Party,  along with outdoor dodge ball games, craft time, and more, provide fun for all.    

Wallet-friendly options include children five and under eat free when accompanied by an adult diner, while ages six to 12 can select from the Children’s menu, designed to tempt wee palates at The Lakeview Lounge & Patio, The Walliser Stube, Alpine Social and Poppy Brasserie, or receive 50% off the regular menu. 

The area abounds in activities for the entire family whether it is a hike to the historic Lake Agnes Tea House with sweeping views of the Bow Valley, a canoe around the spectacular glacial lake, a dip in the pool or waking early to witness the magic of a sunrise over the mountains.

As an added bonus this summer, stays of three nights or longer receive a complimentary Moraine Lake Sunrise Experience.  Four night stays receive that along with additional complimentary activities that include a canoe rental, one-hour bike rental at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, historical tour of Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel with self-parking for the day, golf club rental at Banff Springs Golf Course, and driving range access.

Reservations can be made at or by calling 1-800-257-7544.

*The Hiker’s Code is the motto for the fragile backcountry and ensures it is treated with care. Kill nothing but time, leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos.


About Fairmont
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises the grandest of moments that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 80 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. | |

Lynn Henderson
Regional Director, Public Relations 
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada’s Western Mountain Region

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