Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta
The iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, Victoria Glacier, and its namesake turquoise lake, is set within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stunningly scenic historic property remains as “base camp” for all things active in the park throughout the year. World-class hiking trails are merely steps from the hotel and the property’s certified Mountain Heritage Guides, a Swiss tradition dating back to the early 1900’s, are at the ready to help guests experience them. Winter brings world-class skiing just 10 minutes from the hotel with a free shuttle to the slopes. There is also snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, dog sledding, snowmobiling, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more to enjoy. The local cuisine at one of the hotel’s seven dining outlets deliciously fuels guests’ outdoor adventures.