Lake Louise 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.

$10 per adult;

$5 per child between 12 – 18 years of age;

and free for children under 12 (must still book a ticket).

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 – 9am – 9pm daily.

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.


There are a limited number of parking spots available at the event site. These can be booked online at the same time as ticket purchases for a cost of $10 (valid for one hour). Once paid parking tickets are sold out, guests must access the event site by shuttle.

Parking / Shuttle Buses

‘Lake Louise Ice Magic Route’ operated by Roam Public Transit on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the event. The shuttle route will be servicing the Park and Ride, stops near Samson Mall, the Ice Magic Event Site, and Upper Lake Louise. Schedule information will be coming soon. If you have not purchased a parking pass on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, this shuttle is the only way to access the event.

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