Lake Louise, the place you turn moments into memories. That is the mission statement of the fantastic luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel. This hotel sits along the front of Lake Louise and offers you not only a great view of the lake but an entertaining and amazing stay at one of the finest hotels in Alberta.
Lake Louise is its own little area, and that is what makes this place very unique compared to others like Banff and Canmore. With Lake Louise being an isolated place in Alberta, the Fairmont provides you with outdoor and indoor activities to keep you entertained on your vacation. The most popular outdoor activity to do are the hikes, Lake Louise offers some of the most beautiful hikes in Alberta. Here is a list of the most popular hikes:
- Fairview Lookout
- Lake Agnes Teahouse
- Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse
- Big Beehive
- Little Beehive
- Mt. St Piran
- Fairview Mountain
- Saddleback pass
- Ross Lake
- Mirror Lake
- Devils Thumb
These 3 hikes offer some amazing views of the lake and are truly worth doing if you enjoy hiking.
More outdoor summer activities include Horse Back Riding, Mountain Biking, Canoeing on the lake, and walking to the back of the lake. Indoor activities at the Fairmont include Afternoon Tea, The Spa and The Health Club.
Moraine Lake is a popular landmark that is on the way to Lake Louise , it is very similar to Lake Louise but offers a different atmosphere and landscape. You can canoe on this lake and stay at the little Inn they offer. This area offers a few hikes aswell. A cool aspect about this lake is that it has a rock mountain that you can climb up and get a great view of the lake, and of course get some amazing snapshots.
The Fairmont offers a wide range of dining options for guests. It ranges from fine dining to your average restaurant. The two fine dining restaurants offered are the Fairview Dining Room and the Wallister Stoube’. The Fairview Dining Room offers an amazing Table D’Hote menu which gives you a choice of one appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The Wallister Stoube is a german themed restaurant, the experience for two is the most popular menu choice there. You start off with your choice of three types of cheese fondu’s (Traditional, Truffle, and Chef’s choice) then move on to the Chateaubriand cooked to your temperature preferred. You then finish with the best course of the night which is the chocolate fondu with your choice of dark or toblerone chocolate.
If you are looking for a more layed back and relaxing restaurant then the Poppy Brasserie, Lakeview Lounge, and Alpine social are the restaurants for guests that do not prefer fine dining or dressing up!
What makes Fairmont’s dining amazing is that the Fairview Dining Room and Wallister Stoube’ both have award-winning wine lists, so for wine connoisseurs these are places you would for sure want to go.
Summer is a very popular season for everyone, the weather is absolutely beautiful. Summer has a season within a season and that is patio season and the Fairmont takes advantage of that by offering multiple patio areas to sit down and have the view of the lake and mountains. The Lakeview Lounge, Poppy Brasserie, and Alpine Social are your places to go to and have a nice meal and drink alongside Lake Louise.
Winter in Lake Louise
Winter in Lake Louise is just as beautiful, stunning, and amazing as the summer. Winter activities out there are:
- Ice Climbing
- Ice Fishing
- Dog Sledding
- Snow Tubing
- Helicopter Tours
The Lake Louise Ski Resort is “The Birthplace of Skiing” for Alberta. The Lake Louise Ski Resort is the first stop of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and the only place in Canada where this event was held. This is the place you want to go when you travel out to Alberta, you can ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and tube. If you are in Lake Louise during the winter season, make sure you stop by the resort to check out all the amazing activities and events going on.
In conclusion, during the summer go up there to hike, canoe, and explore this beautiful area, it’s a once in a lifetime experience and if you are celebrating a birthday, engagement, anniversary or just looking for a perfect vacation. This is the place for you!