Ice Magic Festival

January 15, 2016 - January 24, 2016
Ice Magic


Experience Lake Louise at its finest during the Ice Magic Festival, January 15 – 24, 2016.  At this world class event with over 20 years under its belt, you will experience the incredible talent of international ice carvers as they delicately balance grueling physical labour with precision artistry in a 34 hour International Ice Carving Competition. Stayed tuned as we will announce this year's theme soon!

Winners at the 2015 International Ice Carving Competition:

1st Place - Team Chris & Victor - Anunnaki

2nd Place - Team Kitburi - Siamese Kinaree

3rd Place - Tied - Team Sakha - Northern Fire Dance of the Sky

3rd Place - Tied - Team Frozenart - Self Esteem

People's Choice - Team Chris & Victor - Anunnaki

Carver's Choice - Team Sakha - Northern Fire Dance of the Sky

Winners at the One Hour, One Block, One Carver Event:

1st Place - Alexey Andreev from Team Sakha

2nd Place - Dean Murray from Team Frozenart

3rd Place - Chris Foltz from Team Chris & Victor

People's Choice - Alexey Andreev from Team Sakha

Overwhelming success over past years has required us to create ticketed viewing time-slots for the carving site at peak times to manage crowds and ensure you have the best possible experience and go home with unforgettable memories.  There's also a whole host of fun free activities available throughout both Ice Magic weekends as a bonus to your Ice Magic ticket. Please be aware that prime viewing times will sell out quickly so don't be disappointed and get your tickets today!

Here's how it works: 

  • Weekend Time slots for Carving Viewing from 10:00am - 4:00pm - TICKETS REQUIRED


          Adults $10 (18 - 54 years)
          Children $5 (3 - 17 years)
          Seniors $5 (55 + years)
          Family $25 (2 adults + up to 4 children aged 3 - 17 years)

        *Tickets can be purchased online or onsite at Samson Mall & outside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise near the pathway leading to the lake.   
            Be sure to purchase your tickets early to avoid sold-out prime time slots! Also be aware that 11:00am - 3:00pm has been extremely busy in the past and could mean longer shuttle bus wait times.  

  • Weekdays, Weekends before 10:00am and after 4:00pm free carving viewing
  • Staying overnight at a Lake Louise hotel? NO TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED - Book your accommodation today and don't miss out!
  • Marvel at the finished sculptures from January 25th onwards for free

Both Ice Magic Weekends are jam packed with free activities! Check back in November for more details.

*Please note Event Schedule subject to change without notice