Lake Louise’s Ice Magic Festival offers you the sublime experience of walking through a winter wonderland and witnessing the making of some amazing ice and snow art. The first 3 days feature the International Ice Carving Competition and the second weekend offers more fun, and of course, the chance to see the completed sculptures.

Ice Magic Festival Lake Louise

Chateau Lake Louise

Tickets are required on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5:30 pm, which are peak viewing times, for the purpose of crowd control and providing an excellent viewing environment. Carving viewing slots last 1.5 hours each – plenty of time to admire the spectacular sculptures and marvel at the talented carvers.

Parking is limited and shuttle buses will run every 20 minutes from the Samson Mall in Lake Louise to the Chateau Lake Louise both weekends.

If you don’t make it to Lake Louise in time for the festival, you might like to know that the sculptures stay and can be viewed for free from January 26, 2020, until they melt!

Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival:

When: January 15 – 26, 2020; most activities are on the weekends, but free viewing of ice sculptures is available weekdays
Where: Chateau Lake Louise, Samson Mall, and Lake Louise Village, Lake Louise AB