Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

At a Glance

  • Stunning location on the edge of Lake Louise

  • Take canoes out to explore the lake, these are an additional cost but guests do get priority

  • Luxurious accommodations with lots of facilities, great range of dining options

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Alberta has a dry continental climate with warm summers and cold winters, making it a year round destination. The ski season is from December to March and the summer season from May to September. At any time of year you can expect the sun to be out. Winters can get cold, when the temperature can plummet to a bone chilling -20°C. Summers tend to be hot and dry, with the warmest months being July and August, where the temperature sits at a comfortable 25°C.

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Insider's View

Have a leisurely lunch in the Lake view lounge with one of the best views in Canada

Take a kayak out for a dawn paddle to see the beautiful sky above the lake and the mountains

There are so many beautiful trails surrounding the lake, so whether you want to get to the highest point, find an afternoon tea spot or just make it round to the other side of the lake, there is something for everyone

Opt for a Lake View Room to enjoy your own little piece of this famous lake 

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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise sets an imposing figure over the azure blue waters and snow dusted white peaks rising from this stunning lake. Whether you visit in summer or winter, the Chateau offers a serene and luxurious base to explore the Rockies.

Located in the heart of Banff National Park and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is an iconic sight, much photographed as it towers over this most stunning of Rocky Mountains lakes. Whether you visit in the summer, when the lake is the deepest blue or whether you enjoy a winter holiday as the lake transforms into an ice covered wonderland, it certainly is a sight to behold.

Part of the impressive Fairmont group, the Chateau offers superb facilities, accommodations and services. From the grand entrance resplendent with chandelier and the sound of live music playing gently in the background through to the floor to ceiling windows affording those beautiful views from the lounge where afternoon tea is enjoyed by guests and visitors alike, the elegance of this grand dame is all around you.

Offering something for the whole family, this is the perfect base for exploring the Banff National Park and the surrounding parks as well. Open year round it offers a wide variety or summer and winter activities so guests can make the very most of their stay in this beautiful area.

Accommodations vary from more simple and elegant through to stunning suites with panoramic views of the lake. Families can enjoy interconnecting rooms or suites and the Fairmont Gold Floor offers the ultimate in exclusive luxury and a discreet lounge with lake views.

When not exploring the surrounding area, guests can enjoy the indoor pool, spa, choice of restaurants and even a selection of boutique shops. Relax in the beautiful gardens or stroll down to the lake and watch the colours change as the sun sets on another mountain day.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has 552 rooms and suites in total. Fairmont and Deluxe Rooms are available with and without lake views. Junior Suites, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites as well as the stunning Belvedere Lake View Suite are also available.

All rooms feature a TV, coffee maker, in room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and opening windows. In addition, suites also feature CD players, bar refrigerators, mini stereo, nightly turndown service and refreshment centre.


Younger guests are very welcome and suites and interconnecting rooms are available for families.

Children will love the pool and there is also a playroom to enjoy for the younger ones. During the summer, regular kids activities are arranged including Saturday night slumber parties, kids hikes, baking sessions with the hotel chefs, photo expedition, canoe trips, afternoon tea with teddy bears, painting lessons, Geo Cache hunts, teddy bear building, horse riding trips and kids campfire and cookouts. All these activities attract an additional charge and may be restricted to certain ages

Babysitting is also available.


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has seven different restaurants serving a variety of cuisine, including a convenient 24hr Deli. The hotel also has a health club and spa, an indoor swimming pool, a boutique shopping mall and a children's playroom. 

The Fairmont Gold Club Floor is a hotel within a hotel on the 7th Floor. The dedicated team offers concierge services that look after your every need. Guests can unwind in the exclusive Club floor lounge where you can enjoy breakfast, coffee, tea, an honour bar and cocktail canapés in the early evening. 


Scenic mountain walking and hiking are a major attraction in the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake region of Banff National Park. Many trails radiate from the lake into nearby passes and summits, and outings are available through the hotel's mountaineering and interpretive-hiking programme. The hotel offers canoe rentals and instruction (surcharge).

Horse riding, fishing, kayaking, tennis, mountain biking and river rafting are all available close by.



Charlotte Austin (Staff)

This is a large hotel but it is an iconic property and with such lovely views I think it is must visit property in this area. The beautiful azure sparkling lake mesmerises all of the visitors to this area and I would definitely recommend getting a lake view room to make the most of it.


  • Banff evening wildlife safari

    Observe the wildlife of Banff on this evening tour of the National Park, catching it in its natural environment. Your guide will help to point out elk, deer and mountain goat, amongst other species, as you learn about the land and its inhabitants.

  • Complete Columbia Icefield Heli Tour

    This helicopter tour over the Columbia Icefield is one of the most spectacular in the world. Soar 10,000 feet over the continental divide and view three major icefields on this 55-minute extravaganza!

  • Cowboy Horseback Cookout

    Enjoy a one hour trail ride out to the BBQ site and then try roping, play horseshoes or simply relax in the beautiful scenery before your hearty meal. Another one hour ride along the Bow river brings you back to the start. Lunch or dinner ride available.

  • Family Adventure Whitewater Rafting

    Enjoy the thrills and beauty of the Kicking Horse river, and many others around Golden British Columbia on your own rafting trip perfect for families and those who have never rafted before.

  • Ice Explorer Glacier Tour

    Cross the surface of the impressive Athabasca Glacier on Canada's iconic Columbia Icefield, from the comfort of a specially-equipped Ice Explorer vehicle. Here you will have the chance to disembark and walk across this mighty sheet of ice.

  • Via Ferrata Climbing Tour

    This new Via Ferrata (iron road) climbing route offers an exhilarating climbing experience across cables, ladders and bridges with incredible views. No experience necessary, the course is led by certified mountaineering guides and takes around 6 hours.

  • Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

    The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary tour provides an up close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs. This 1-hour tour introduces you to these fascinating creatures in a natural environment and is an ideal stop off between Calgary and the Rocky Mountains.

Location & directions

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Located at the end of Lake Louise Drive next to the lake, in the heart of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies.

How to get there

9-hour 30-minute international flight to Calgary International Airport. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a 2-hour 30-minute drive from the airport.

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