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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Cowboy for the Evening

By Where writers

Photo: Brewster Lake Louise Stables

Dinner is served – cowboy style! Photo: Brewster Lake Louise Stables

The Brewster family has offered trail rides and western cookouts for over 100 years. The tradition continues Wednesday evenings with a horse or wagon ride to the barn dance in Lake Louise. Star of the buffet is a 35-pound hip of beef roast that is barbecued, basted in its own juices, transported by pitchfork to the table and custom carved for each guest. Dance the night away to the country and rock band.


Centenarian Club: 8 Canadian Rockies Icons

April 18, 2016
By Afton Aikens
With notes from Jack Newton and Sara Samson

Don Frache, Cave and Basin

Don Frache, Cave and Basin

1. Cave and Basin: In 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) workers discovered thermal springs that had long been used by Aboriginal peoples at what is now this national historic site. An ownership dispute ensued, and in 1885 the federal government designated Banff Canada’s first national park.


Top 3 Iconic Hotels of the Canadian Rockies


The Rocky Mountains have plenty to offer in the way of luxury getaways, but the area’s grandest accommodations are original Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and Canadian National Railway (CN) hotels. Now operated under the Fairmont brand, the Banff Springs, the Chateau Lake Louise and Jasper Park Lodge offer historical significance, luxury and alpine adventure. Here, we offer a brief profile of each for guests looking for memorable stay in an iconic Canadian hotel.