2020 Ice Magic Festival

January 15, 2020

January 26, 2020

Free & Ticketed Days

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise


Events Description

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.

During the competition, wander amongst the emerging sculptures watching the magic in action, ask questions of the carvers, and vote for your favourite. Following competition weekend, marvel at the finished ice masterpieces, try some carving yourself and watch a new element take form in a sculpture…snow!

Ten teams of two are invited to capture the essence of the theme with their own style and creativity to transform 15 blocks of ice into epic masterpieces.

Sculptures are lit up at night creating a magical evening on the shores of Lake Louise.

Who is it for?
All ages


Tickets : Tickets are required on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Rest of the days and times Free.

General Admission: $13
Seniors (55+): $8
Youth (3-12yrs): $6
Infants (under 2): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 4 youth): $35

General Admission online — Visitors who purchase in advance online (limited availability), can save up to 25%. Discounted online sales will close 48 hours before each day.

Reduced or free tickets for Banff/Lake Louise area partner hotels.
How to get tickets?

Buy Online

In person on-site at the venue or downtown in the Visitor Information Centre at Samson Mall.


Date & Time:

January 15 – 26, 2020 – Whole day.

Venue & Address :

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0 CA

Parking is limited at The Chateau Lake Louise.

Parking / Shuttle Buses

Roam Transit between Banff & Lake Louise
The Upper Parking lot space is limited and fills quickly, if you plan to park here, we suggest you aim to arrive before 10:30am.

Alternately, during peak visitation hours (10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) you can park in the village and take a shuttle bus from Samson Mall. We recommend arriving at least an 90 minutes in advance of your timeslot if you are catching a shuttle.

  • Shuttles are available on January 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • The shuttles go between Samson Mall and Upper Lake Louise parking area. They return approximately every 20 minutes, wait times will increase during peak visitation from around 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Shuttles start at Samson Mall at 10:30 a.m. and the last shuttles leave Upper Lake Louise parking area at 6 p.m

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