Overview of 5* Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

550 Rooms
2.5 hours Transfer time
Room only Board basis

Overlooking the expansive frozen lake, facing the majestic Victoria Glacier and surrounded by pine forest as far as the eye can see the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a glorious winter destination.

Slip out onto the lake for a skate on the natural ice rink before retreating from the cold into the grand luxury of the Chateau. Chandeliers and wide-open staircases reflect the timeless decor of a bygone era. Each of the 550 rooms is elegantly furnished, offering breath-taking views of Lake Louise or the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

Numerous restaurants offer delightful dining experiences including the Walliser Stube with its floor-to-ceiling wine library and over 500 bottles to choose from. And don’t miss out on a relaxing massage at the spa or a dip in the heated indoor pool.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada is an idyllic destination for those in search of breathtaking views and a fun-filled ski holiday. Just a ten minute shuttle ride away from the ski lifts, Fairmont Chateau is ideally situated in the ski region of Lake Louise Tri-Area. 


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Conference
  • Jacuzzi
Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

Exceptional! London, Canada The hotel was very accommodating with a couple of special requests that we had and this made for a really special stay. I would recommend spending a bit more and get a lake view room. The view is... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Finally stayed here after many visits. High River, Canada After quite a wait for our room - even though we checked in on line early in the day. We never did receive a text letting us know our room was ready. Had to stand in line to find out it was ready and... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Disappointing Edmonton, Canada Staying here right now. Second time staying in the hotel this year. This time 2 nights during the covid 19. All the restaurants are closed except 3 (one is the lobby bar and another is open only on... Rated 2 on TripAdvisor

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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is, as the name suggests, right on the lake so spectacular views and jealousy inducing holiday snaps. In order to get on the slopes you’ll have a 10 minute drive or shuttle ride to the Lake Louise ski area. The ski bus is complimentary (included in the Tri-Area lift pass). The village of Lake Louise is also only a five minute drive away.

Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay ski areas are also accessible via the shuttle buses and take a little longer to reach but it’s well worth at least a day at each.

  • Distance to lifts
    6.6km, 10 minute shuttle
  • Distance to town
    3.9km, 6 minute drive
  • Ski region
    Lake Louise Tri Area


In room amenities:

  • Alarm clock/radio
  • Cable television with in-room pay movies and video games
  • Coffee maker and kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Telephone with voice-mail

Fairmont rooms

The Fairmont rooms overlook the Chateau grounds and the hillside. Each room features either 1 king bed, 1 queen bed or two twin beds. You can upgrade the view on these rooms to mountain or lake view (for a supplement)

Approx. 230sq ft/21m2, sleeps max 4.

Deluxe Lakeview rooms

Deluxe Lakeview rooms can sleep up to 4 people depending on the bed types in the room, which will either be 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. Mountain views are also available sleeping up to three people maximum.

Approx. 370sq ft/34m2, sleeps max. 4

Junior suite

Junior suites overlook the lake or the mountains and include 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. The living area also offers a twin sofa bed. The Views are superb and the cloud soft duvets are oh-so-inviting.

Approx. 420sq ft/39m2, sleeps max. 4

There are various other rooms and suites on offer including the one and two bedroom suites right up to the split level Belvedere Suite with more space than the average UK house.

The Fairmont Gold Experience

Fairmont Gold is an enhanced personalised service with exclusive privileges, a luxury experience from a by-gone era. Gold rooms are situated on the Gold Floor (on the 7th level) which also boasts a private reception area, exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge, honour bar and a dedicated concierge team. You will enjoy complimentary breakfast, tea and coffee throughout the day as well as evening canapes.



  • Walliser Stube – authentic fondue experience
  • The Fairview – fine dining
  • Lago Italian Kitchen
  • Poppy Brasserie – wonderful breakfasts
  • Lakeview Lounge – cocktails, lunch and tapas
  • Chateau Deli open 24 hours a day
  • Children under 5 eat free


  • Spa
  • Health club
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam room
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre


  • Ski storage
  • Shuttle to the slopes
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Meeting facilities
  • WiFi (Free to Fairmont Presidents Club members - free to sign up)
  • Gift shops and speciality boutiques
  • Laundry services

Board basis

  • Room only as standard
  • Upgrade to bed & breakfast

Resort guide

Lake Louise

The resort
Resort height - 1,645m
Highest point - 2,730m

Ski areaBanff Tri Area - 7,748 acres of piste

Lake Louise is the largest of the three area included on the lift pass. An expansive area with terrain for all levels from winding beginner runs to off-piste powder bowls and tree-lined glades.

Green runs 23%
Blue runs 39%
Black runs 38%

Lifts - 28

Season length - November to May

Resort ratings
Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 4/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 2/5
Eating out - 2/5
Scenery - 4/5

Cross-country skiing | dog sledding | heli-skiing | ice skating | snowmobiling | snow shoeing | tubing | tobogganing | horse-drawn sleigh rides

Transfer time
Calgary - 2 hours 30 minutes

Lake Louise Tri Area lift pass
6 day lift pass from £347*
9 day lift pass from £520*

*early booking discounts are available (if booked in time that is)

Mads Brand & Digital Manager "Ice skating on Lake Louise is an experience not to be missed! The mountains frame the setting perfectly and sometimes they even have an ice castle!" View Mads' profile
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