Girl stood in front of Lake Louise and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

A Luxury Stay at Lake Louise

After a short stay exploring beautiful Banff, we were booked in for a luxury night stay at Lake Louise’s iconic Fairmont Chateau. If you’re familiar with Lake Louise, you may recognise the gorgeous fairytale lake building located right next to the shimmering turqoise waters of Lake Louise. Visiting at the end of March, we switched in these aquamarine waters for the a huge blanket of snow and blue ice rinks.

Our arrival at the Fairmont couldn’t have been better in all honesty! We were greeted by doormen dressed wonderfully in what can only be described as Peter Pan costumes. We tossed over the car keys and relaxed in the comfort of valet parking whilst waiting to check in.

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Much to the excitement of our concierge, we had been upgraded to the ‘Gold Package’ and were swiftly escorted onto the seventh floor which was exclusive to Gold members, where we were warmly greeted by a private concierge in a lounge which featured a kitchen with private seating, board games, drinks of all varieties, and hors d’oeuvres.

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Of course, first we had to check out our room, which had been upgraded to a lake view.

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After the drive and multiple hikes that day, we went to check out the canapes on offer in our private lounge as well as a glass or two.

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With full bellies, we were eager to get out and explore our new surroundings. It really was a winter wonderland at the start of spring.

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By this point, I’d already lost count of the amount of warning signs we’d already encountered on our trip – mountain goats, sudden weather changes, avalanches, falling ice, thin ice, you name it!

It was really hard to believe one of the world’s most famous lakes was there for half the year. Nevertheless, we walked across to explore the view – something so strange when I was brought up being told about the dangers of walking on ice! We weren’t alone though – we watched as a small group of cross-country skiiers glided across the lake.

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Already you can tell from the glacier how the lake gets its beautiful and unique colour throughout the summer months. We stood still for a moment and were in awe of the deathly silence around us – it was so tranquil and I couldn’t remember the last time I’d been surrounded by white noise, especially since living in downtown Vancouver.

With the moon slowly emerging and the mountains peering down on us in a pretty intimidating fashion, we began to take the slippery walk back towards the hotel.

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We warmed up with a bottle of red, as well as some cheese and crackers and a flick of some of the books in the lounge before an awesome night’s sleep, all in anticipation of the next day.

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Sweet dreams, and catch the rest of our Rocky Mountain adventure tomorrow!


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