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!
This year, the competitors have been challenged to construct iconic carvings to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the world’s best ice festivals – the Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival.
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?
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 online —
Child/Youth (3-12): $5.00
Infant (must book w/paid ticket):$0.00
How to get tickets?
In person on-site at the venue or downtown in the Visitor Information Centre at Samson Mall.
On-site prices for 2019 are:
- General Admission – $13
- Seniors – $8
- Children – $6
- Family – $35
- Infants – Free
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
January 16-27, 2019
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
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 19, 20, 26 and 27 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.