Originally built for the outdoor adventurers and alpinists, this Chateau’s story began at the end of the 19th Century. It’s located in Banff National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fairmont Chateau is in the town of Lake Louise and is surrounded by mountain peaks, the Victoria Glacier and the famous emerald lake.

  • In 1890 the Fairmont Chateau was one long cabin built on the shore of the lake
  • Emerald Lake was renamed after Princess Louise Carolina Alberta, Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter
  • Fairmont Chateau was a resort just open in the summer until 1970, when it opened for the first time for skiiers


  • House Keeping
  • Food & Beverage
  • Front Office


  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Dog Sledding
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Ice Skating
  • Snow Tubing
  • Ice Walk at Johnston Canyon
  • White Water Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing Gondola
  • Horseback Riding
  • Canoeing


Season: Summer: June-September Winter: November-May (operational Ski Season)

Province: Alberta

Accommodation: Staff housing provided.

Weather (average): Summer: 6°C to 22°C Winter: -15°C to -5°C 

Population: (2011) 1,200

Closest Airport: Calgary International Airport (YYC) 195km