An elegant lakefront mountain lodge
If you could imagine a classic mountain retreat, there’s no doubt it would be Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Located in picturesque Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, the sprawling luxury property sits on the edge of Lake Louise, affording endless views of lush wilderness. The 550-room hotel is truly a one-stop shop when it comes to a vacation. Not only does it have an ideal location for accessing the various regional activities — skiing, ice skating, hiking, horseback riding — but a range of restaurant options, from Italian to fine dining and fondue, makes it easy to find everything you’d need during your stay.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise takes its laundry list of outdoor offerings seriously, providing special programs in both winter and summer that are customized to your personal interests. Guided hikes and canoe trips are part of the summer experience, and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and trips to the area’s icefalls make up the winter schedule. Once you’ve tired of the physical activities, relax at The Spa at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, which offers seasonal treatments and facilities such as a health club, steam room and whirlpool.