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Ice Magic Festival, Lake Louise

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Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world class event with over 20 years of history. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world skillfully combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in an ice carving competition. Join us January 19 - 29, 2017 and experience the magic.

Lucky you if you are guest of the Mountaineer Lodge!  Your stay with us includes all-day access to the Competition Carving Site and VIP shuttle access to and from Samson Mall to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and return to the Mountaineer Lodge.

If you need tickets to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lakeside Competition Carving Site Saturday and Sunday, January 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with the last available time slot to purchase tickets at 4:00 p.m. Viewing of the competition site weekdays and before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. on the weekends are FREE. All other Ice Magic events and activities throughout the destination are FREE.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Tickets can also be purchased onsite in the Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre and outside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on the pathway to the carving viewing site during the Ice Magic weekends. Please be aware that 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. has been extremely busy in the past and could mean longer wait times.

Take advantage of the FREE shuttles running from Samson Mall in the village of Lake Louise to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, return every 20 minutes on Saturday and Sunday January 21, 22, 28 and 29. First shuttles leave Samson Mall at 10:30 a.m. and the last shuttles leave The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise at 6:00 p.m. High vehicle volume in past years has led to full Upper Lake Louise Parking Lots by mid-morning. During peak visitation on the weekends, day visitors will be required to park in the village and take the shuttle so please plan and time your visit accordingly. Sorry, no pets on the shuttles.

See you in Lake Louise, Alberta for this spectacular and iconic Lake Louise ice carving festival to celebrate the beauty of ice.