Rediscover Lake Louise This Summer

For a day (or three!) of rest and rejuvenation, look no further than Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for an unforgettable staycation.

Many Calgarians may think, “I’ve been to Lake Louise in the summer before, I don’t need to go again.” Well, they’d be wrong. If you haven’t visited this stunning mountain hamlet recently, you need to go. You’re sure to be gobsmacked by how absolutely breathtaking this glacier-fed turquoise lake is — even if you’ve been before. And a stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers the perfect way to experience the lake differently.  

Whether you want to commune with nature, pamper yourself at the newly renovated spa or just sit back and enjoy the gorgeous mountain lake views, a weekend getaway to the Chateau checks all the boxes. A quick two-hour drive transports you from the stress of the city to an alpine escape. Let a weekend at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise provide a reprieve for both the body and mind.

Nature unmatched 

There are few places in the world that can boast mountain lake vistas to equal those of Lake Louise — it’s truly a spellbinding place, right in our own backyard. Whether you take a lakeshore walk along the length of the lake, a guided hike up to the Lake Agnes Teahouse or test your mettle by summiting the Big Beehive, you can enjoy incredible 360-degree views from any vantage point. 

Get on the water by renting a canoe from the Chateau’s Boathouse and going for a paddle. Early risers can book a sunrise canoe at 5:15 a.m. to really take in the magic. Glide through the turquoise waters, and revel in even more phenomenal views — and Insta-worthy shots — from the middle of the lake. Soak in the beauty of your surroundings and the crystalline calmness of the water.

As an added benefit for hotel guests, as only shuttles can access Moraine Lake from June to October, you can hop aboard the Moraine Lake Sunrise Shuttle to kickstart the day. Watch in awe as the sunshine washes over the Valley of Ten Peaks and the deep blue waters of Moraine Lake. Not a morning person? Not to worry. Catch one of the later shuttles to see this iconic spot.

Indulge at the spa

After you’ve reconnected with the great outdoors, head inside to the recently renovated, zen-like Fairmont spa. Treat yourself to a well-deserved massage, and body and facial treatments. Choose from seasonally inspired treatments that can help you relax or recharge, along with one of the exclusive in-house-developed aromatherapy scents inspired by nature, to fully immerse your senses. Post-spa, maintain the zen by relaxing in your comfortable suite instead of driving home and returning to the daily grind.

Dining options aplenty

With your spirit nourished, fill your belly at an array of restaurants and lounges, from fine dining to casual grab-and-go bites. Alpine Social makes for the ideal dinner spot to celebrate the day’s mountain adventures, with delicious comfort food in a fun and sociable atmosphere. Or dine in the fresh alpine air on the spacious Lakeview Lounge patio overlooking the glistening lake. For a hearty fondue experience, head over to the charming Euro-chalet-style restaurant, Walliser Stube. And if you just want to unwind and enjoy your luxurious suite to the fullest, take advantage of all that in-room dining offers.

Wellness abounds

To further your wellness experience at the Chateau, join in on a variety of fitness and wellness activities whether it’s a morning stretch session, a vinyasa yoga class, a polar plunge or a guided sound bath meditation — all offered exclusively to hotel guests. The Chateau’s wellness offerings will culminate with the new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly Thermal Wellness Facility — anticipated to open in summer of 2025.

Alberta summers go quickly so don’t let this one pass you by. Get the most out of an iconic Canadian summer in the Rockies and indulge in a staycation close to home. With a mini-break at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, you can find serenity at the lake without the summertime crowds by stepping out for a sunset stroll or rising early for a guided sunrise meditation. It’s a boon for Calgarians to have such an incredible destination only two hours away.

Learn more at fairmont.com/lake-louise.

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