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2022 Ice Magic Festival – Information for Banff & Lake Louise Guests

Kelly MacDonald

Please note that due to challenges relate to COVID-19, Ice Magic will not be taking place in 2022. The January 19-30 event has been cancelled. 

The New Year is here and what better way to celebrate than by heading to beautiful Lake Louise to enjoy the Ice Magic Festival from January 19-30. This fantastic Lake Louise festival attracts visitors from all over and continues to delight audiences of all ages with icy masterpieces! This year, the event will feature 8 Canadian teams participating in a 34-hour Team Carving Competition, and a One-Hour, One-Carver Speed Competition. Admission to Ice Magic is free, except between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays, when tickets are required. 

deer lodge

To make this event even more wonderful, guests staying at Deer Lodge during this time will receive a complimentary wristband for the Ice Magic Festival. Simply ask a front desk team member for yours. (Wristbands must be worn at all times while attending this event. Proof of vaccination is required)

For guests looking to wind down after a day of exploring the incredible ice creations, soak up the views of Victoria Glacier in our outdoor, roof-top hot tub, or order something tasty off the Mount Fairview Dining Room Menu.

Roth & Ramberg

Buffalo Mountain lodge

All guests staying at Buffalo Mountain Lodge between January 19-30 can purchase tickets for 50% off online and in-person. Promo Code is: Magic22BUFFALO

Onsite Purchase

GA $10

Kids 11 and under: free

Advanced Ticket

GA $7.50 / 4 for $20

Kids 11 and under: free


After a day of exploring beautiful Lake Louise, guests at Buffalo Mountain Lodge can relax and rejuvenate in our stainless-steel outdoor hot tub, cozy up in front of their in-room fireplace, or enjoy a drink or mountain bite at The Prow.

DQ Studios
Erik McRitchie
Kendal + Kevin

Ways to make your Ice Magic Festival experience even more magical.  

  • Visit the competition carving site before 10 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. on weekends to avoid peak day visitation and for a more enjoyable overall experience.
  • Dress warm! Bundling up is the best way to enjoy an outdoor winter day in Lake Louise.
  • Check out the Ice Magic website for all event details and times. Please note that event schedules are subject to change without notice.
  •  We can’t wait to see you there!
Kelly MacDonald
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