General public evening tickets are now sold out. We encourage you to join the waitlist for your preferred timeslot and if there are any cancellations you will receive an email. Members of the public without a ticket will not be admitted to the event site at any time.
Guests of participating Lake Louise Hotels (Lake Louise Inn, Mountaineer Lodge, Baker Creek Mountain Resort, Emerald Lake Lodge and Storm Mountain Lodge) have exclusive tickets and shuttle times available. Access to book is provided through your hotel, please contact your hotels' front desk for more information.
Ice Magic is an International Ice Carving Competition that has been taking place on the shores of Lake Louise for 30 years. In 2024, we are welcoming world-class ice carvers back to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for a reimagined evening viewing edition of the annual event. Teams will compete across 30-hours to build ice sculptures with the theme this year of “Moments of Bliss in Banff National Park”.
Please note that this year, your Ice Magic experience will begin at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. All guests travelling by car will need to park here and take the complimentary shuttle bus to the Ice Magic event site at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
If you are staying at one of the participating hotels in Banff & Lake Louise listed here, please contact your hotel for your unique discount code. Those staying at member hotels will receive 100% off their ticket price.
- Watch world class ice carvers work their artistic magic on ice blocks from 6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January, with the live carving competition ending at approximately 2:00pm on Sunday 28 January, to be followed with an intimate awards ceremony from 6:45pm that evening.
- Sculpture viewings and live Ice Carving Demonstrations from 6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday 2 – Sunday 4 February, 2024.
- Onsite ice bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks within the Ice Magic gardens.
- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise restaurants and other activities often require reservations. Please check the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s website for more details and contact information.
When: January 26 – 28 and February 2 – 4, 2024.
Where: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Getting there: Your Ice Magic ticket includes a seat on the shuttle bus from the Lake Louise Ski Resort Car Park to the event. Attendees with pre-purchased tickets are encouraged to use the shuttles for the best Ice Magic experience and to guarantee access to the Lake Louise shoreline. Shuttles will be operating from the Lake Louise Ski Resort Car Park on ticketed event days from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Those who sign up on the waitlist will be contacted either through email or SMS if any tickets become available for your chosen timeslot. When tickets become available, everyone who is on the waitlist for that timeslot will be notified.
Missed out on a ticket to Ice Magic this year? From Jan. 19 – Feb. 4, grab a hot drink, bundle up and follow the trail of Snow Sculptures throughout downtown Banff. Talented artists from around the world converge to carve massive blocks of snow into intricate and imaginative creations during the SnowDays festival. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Banff National Park's tiniest creatures brought to life as giant sculptures with our theme, "Small Wonders of Banff."
You can also skate in Banff at the Recreation Grounds Outdoor Ice Rink, open daily from 8:00a.m. to 8:30p.m.
This place is alive. Banff and Lake Louise have a rich heritage as one of the world's most awe-inspiring mountain destinations. With easy access to pristine wilderness, endless outdoor adventures, and all the amenities you need, in Banff National Park you feel truly immersed in nature. Visit our website to explore all there is to do and see in Banff and Lake Louise.
We are the destination marketing organization for Banff National Park, which means we promote Banff to potential visitors around the world. When a business becomes a member, they become part of the story we share. We leverage our members' investment with our destination marketing budget and that of our partners, increasing visitation and repeat visitation year-round.