Getting to the hotel
The closest airport to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is Calgary International Airport (YYC). The airport is located approximately 125 miles (200 km) east of the resort.
Airport shuttles and services may be available. Click here for schedules and pricing.
Hire a car
Due to the remote location of the hotel, most delegates will likely require a rental car to make the most of the opportunities this incredible destination offers.
To ensure that you get your first choice rental car at a preferential rate, we recommend booking these promptly because of high demand. Click here to find out more about hire car options from Calgary Airport.
A National Park Pass is required when entering Banff National Park. You can purchase your pass in advance here.
For directions, please check the IEC Connects app or speak to hotel concierge.
The hotel is connected to a partially covered parkade with plug-ins.
Parking is available at the following rates:
Self-parking: $30 per day
Valet Parking: $35 per day
For more information about transport options, click the button below. Please email the hotel’s Concierge team if you have any questions about hotel transport.
Visas, passports and other documents
A passport valid for at least 6 months after the envisaged departure date is recommended for travel to Canada.
Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada. Some people may only need their valid passport.
Delegates should check the Canadian government website before they travel for the most recent information relating to your country.
The currency throughout Canada, including Lake Louise, is the Canadian Dollar.
Lake Louise begins to get colder in September. The summer months have come to a close, which means chillier nights and early mornings, with milder temperatures mid-day. During the conference dates, average lows of 0°c (32°F) and highs of 15°c (59°F) can be expected. Frosts and snow are not usually expected until mid-October, however there is always a possibility of changeable weather conditions due to the elevated location of the resort.
For IEC Conference sessions, we suggest business-casual dress.
During the social programme where activities take place outdoors, we recommend sensible footwear and suitable outdoor ‘mountain casual’ clothing.
‘Mountain casual’ is a dress code term commonly used in ski resorts, described as an outdoorsy version of ‘smart casual’, very similar to ‘country club casual’. It typically means functional footwear, jeans, and a warm jacket.
Please refer to the social programme for clothing recommendations for each day.
Safety and Emergency Contacts
Emergency services: Dial 911 from any mobile in Canada.
There is a first aid trained Security Officer on duty in the conference hotel at all times. The hotel’s Security Department is able to provide advanced first aid including oxygen therapy, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillator, and can provide transportation to the Lake Louise Medical Clinic for minor injuries or illnesses. Any major injuries or medical conditions will be referred to Banff Mineral Springs Hospital. The average response time for an ambulance is about 40 minutes.
If you require medical attention during your stay please contact the hotel concierge.
The nearest medical centre is the Lake Louise Medical Clinic, which offers 24/7 urgent care services, located a 7 minute drive from the conference hotel. The nearest hospital is Banff Mineral Springs Hospital, which is 41 minute drive from the hotel.
The nearest pharmacies are I.D.A. Neighbourly Pharmacy Banff and Gourlay’s Banff Pharmacy, both of which are located a 45 minute drive from the hotel in Banff. For directions please check the IEC Connects app or speak to hotel concierge.
Wildlife: Keep a safe distance from any wildlife including marine animals and birds, and take particular care if you’re in an area where bears have been sighted.
In Canada the power plug sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.
In Canada, it is customary to tip approximately 15-20%. Many restaurants may charge an automatic 15-18% gratuity for larger groups.
Recommended restaurants and bars
At the Fairmont Château Lake Louise:
Please see below a list of recommended restaurants and bars within the conference hotel. For dinner reservations in the hotel please call (+1) 403-522-1817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairview Bar & Restaurant | Take comfort and indulge in a seasonal inspired menu, served in an elegant setting overlooking Lake Louise. Open daily. Visit the website.
Walliser Stube | Friendly and intimate, with lots of dark wood and big views, Walliser Stube feels much like an upscale pub nestled in the alps. Open daily. Visit the website.
Louiza | This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant invites you to explore its elegantly designed dining space, and an evolving tapas-style menu featuring local ingredients that will change with the mountain seasons. Open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday. Visit the website.
Alpine Social | Artisanal, locally grown, and alpine-inspired comfort food that can satisfy a mountain-sized appetite. Open daily. Visit the website.
In the Lake Louise area:
Please see below a list of recommended restaurants and bars a short distance from the Fairmont Château Lake Louise.
The Post Hotel | Visit the nearby Post Hotel for a range of dining options, including The Dining Room, Fondue Stübli, Sir Norman Lounge, and The Outpost. All open daily. A 9 minute drive from the conference hotel. Visit the website.
Deer Lodge | Visit restaurants Mount Fairview or Caribou Lounge at the Deer Lodge resort for Rocky Mountain Cuisine – a style influenced by hearty meals made by European mountain guides artfully presented and professionally served. Open daily. A 7 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the conference hotel. Visit the website.
The Lake Louise Inn | Enjoy a hearty, rustic meal at Legends Restaurant in the Lake Louise Inn. Open daily. A 9 minute drive from the conference hotel. Visit the website.
The Lake Louise Station Restaurant | Nestled in the hamlet of Lake Louise, The Station Restaurant is a cosy place to stop in and enjoy a relaxing meal. Open Wednesday – Sunday. A 9 minute drive from the conference hotel. Visit the website.