January 18 – 28, 2018
Ice Magic Festival
It’s called the Ice Magic Festival, and it has been enchanting people around the world for years. This year was no different.
The ice sculpting competition, held picturesque Lake Louise, draws top-tier ice artists and spectators each year to Alberta’s Rockies.
Lake Louise shared world-class talents displays from January 18 – 28 for an annual Ice Carving Competition at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. With the temperatures dropping and the snow falling – Lake Louise was like a real life snowglobe. Winter is the perfect time to travel to the Rockies. Everything is is quiet, encased in beautiful snow.
The International Ice Carving Competition is the highlight event at the Ice Magic Festival where ice carvers work to sculpt towering one-of-a-kind works of art from 300lb blocks of solid ice over a grueling 34 hours. Visitors to the festival were able to skate on Lake Louise, take photos inside an ice castle and indulge in the beautiful sights of nature when she has gone still.
The annual SnowDays celebration is a highlight of the winter season in Banff National Park; a free 11-day long event held during January, centered around massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff.
Occurring at the same time as the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise, you’ll have plenty of winter creations to explore throughout the park. Winter in Banff is something to experience. The ice festival, is simply the icing on the cake 🙂