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Ice Magic Festival

Ice Magic Festival

January 19-29, 2017

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 19 -29, 2017 and experience the magic.

In a set time period, teams of two create sculptures conveying their interpretations of the chosen annual theme for the competition. You are able to wander amongst the emerging sculptures watching the magic in action, ask questions of the carvers, and even try some carving yourself. 

the beauty has got to be the number one thing there. The Chateau, the lake, the people. It’s just beautiful there.Ice Carver, Burr Rasmussen of Lake Louise During IceMagic, The Real Banff

There is also a wide range of other free activities and special discounts offered in Lake Louise during the festival. Check back this fall for full schedule details. Tickets to visit the main ice carving site are only required during peak times. It is free to visit at all other times.