The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
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111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, Alberta
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Reviewed by Steve Jermanok

In 1892 a young employee of the Canadian Pacific Railroad named Thomas Wilson came upon a gem of a lake in the Canadian Rockies that sat beneath a towering glacier. He would write in his journal: "As God is my judge, I never in all my explorations saw such a matchless scene." Taking his recommendation, Canadian Pacific would build a one-story log cabin to serve as a hotel for guests who savored the outdoors. By 1912, word spread about this majestic spot in the mountains, enticing more than

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Canoeing,Cross-country Skiing,Downhill Skiing,Fly Fishing,Freshwater Fishing,Gourmet Dining,Heli-skiing,Ice Fishing,Ice Skating,Lake,Sightseeing,Snowboarding,Snowmobiling,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Wildlife/Nature Programs
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Surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Canadian Rockies, this luxurious mountain resort is located in Banff National Park on the shores of Lake Louise. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers 550 alpine-style guest rooms and suites featuring spectacular views of Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier, the Bow Valley Mountain Range and Lake Louise Ski Resort, or the Chateau Grounds. A popular year-round resort destination, guests can enjoy hiking and canoeing in the summer and ice skating, cross-country or downhill skiing in the winter.

Expert Review of The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Family Review of The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

By Away Travel Expert : Sue Lebrecht
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Family Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Children of all ages
Family Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise celebrates Canada Day, July 1, with canoe races, face painting, a bouncy castle, and more.
  • From December 23 to January 8, the Chateau complements its outdoor ice rink with hot chocolate, music, and a crackling fire, daily from 2 to 5 p.m.
Forty minutes west of Banff near the Lake Louise Ski Area, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a magnificent, palace-like hotel. The grand, turreted structure stands on the edge of emerald-colored Lake Louise in a glacier-hung cirque, worthy of what's been called the "best view in the world." In this inspirational setting, there is no shortage of family activities. The Chateau's Mountain Heritage Program, for children 8 and older, offers guided half-day and full-day hikes in summer, and

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