Ice Magic Festival

January 18 – 28, 2018. Lake Louise.
Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world class event with over 20 years of history. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world skillfully combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in an ice carving competition. Join us January 18 – 28, 2018 and experience the magic. The full events schedule is available in the calendar below.


Tickets are required to visit the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lakeside Competition Carving Site during peak visitation on Saturday January 20 and 27 and Sunday January 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. All other dates and times the carving site is free to enter and enjoy.

Banff and Lake Louise Overnight Guests

Guests who book one of the following Lake Louise accommodations have free access to the lakeside Competition Carving Site at all times. A wristband grants you access even when tickets are required.
Free tickets included with an overnight stay at the following accommodations:

Guests who book any one of our Banff accommodations will receive discounted ticket prices. These prices are available online only with a special promo code given upon booking your Banff accommodation.

  • Infants & Youth (12 & under): Free
  • Senior (55+): $5
  • General Admission: $5
General Admission for Day Visitors

Tickets for General Admission, for visitors not staying in Banff or Lake Louise, will be available online prior to the event and on site at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lakeside and Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre on January 20 and 27 and Sunday January 21 and 28 during the event. The remaining days are free.

  • Infants (2 & under): Free
  • Youth (3-12 years old): $5
  • Senior (55+): $7.50
  • General Admission: $12.50
  • Family (2 adults & up to 4 youth): $30