Welcome to Lake Louise!

Here we provide all the information you will need to get to Lake Louise, book your stay at the Chateau, enjoy skiing, and some insights into all the excellent family activities available during the conference.

Hypoxia has a long history at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Hypoxia was at the Chateau from 1985 to 1997, and we have been back at our home in the Canadian Rockies since 2005. The Chateau is a four-star hotel, resort and convention facility. All of us who have attended previous Hypoxia meetings at the Chateau are very excited to be going back in 2019. For all you old timers, you will be pleased to know that the pubs are still open and still fun, and the view as stunning as ever.

Rates (note: all rates for lodging are in Canadian dollars. Click here for current exchange rates). The following rates cover your room, three meals banquet style with the other Hypoxia delegates, and your daily service fees. Additional upgrades are available for room location, size and amenities. Please note that the number of triple and quad rooms are very limited so make your reservations early.

  • Single: $335 Cdn night, plus taxes
  • Double: $232.50 Cdn night/per person, plus taxes
  • Triple: $201.67 Cdn night/per person, plus taxes
  • Quad: $186.25 Cdn night/per person, plus taxes

Reservations. The easiest way to book rooms is online by clicking here. if you prefer, you may call Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise global reservations , available 24/7. If you call, tell them the group name "GGHY" or "HYPOXIA" to get access to the group rates. Call +1-800-441-1414 or +1-403-522-1830. Or you can fill out a PDF form here and email or fax it back to the Chateau.

Also, please note that some slightly cheaper room fares are available on the internet, but they do not include meals, or daily service fees.

Meal Tickets. Meal tickets will be available for delegates not staying at the Chateau. They will be available for purchase at the Chateau's Front Desk during the conference. Purchasing meal tickets will let you join in the very social atmosphere and to listen to the evening after-dinner talks. Meal ticket prices for adults (and children 13 and older) are as follows (not including tax). All meals a day for each day Wednesday through Friday, $125 CAD per person, per day. Prices for children aged 6 to 12 are about half the adult rates.

Children at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the Lake Louise ski hill have some excellent children's activities, babysitting services and child care available. Qualified and reliable babysitters are available to provide childcare. All Chateau sitters have been carefully screened and undergone the Royal Canadian Mounted Police security check. At least 24-hour notice to Royal Service is required. Please call (403) 522-3511 to reserve a babysitter. A 24 hour cancellation policy in effect. If cancelled within the cancellation period, there will be a penalty of $40 CAD. More than four children require two sitters.

Rates

  • 1-2 children - $22/hour
  • 3 children - $24/hour
  • 4 children - $26/hour

Children at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the Lake Louise ski hill have some excellent children's activities, babysitting services and child care available. Qualified and reliable babysitters are available to provide childcare. All Chateau sitters have been carefully screened and undergone the Royal Canadian Mounted Police security check. At least 24-hour notice to Royal Service is required. Please call (403) 522-3511 to reserve a babysitter. A 24 hour cancellation policy in effect. If cancelled within the cancellation period, there will be a penalty of $40 CAD. More than four children require two sitters.

Rates

  • 1-2 children - $22/hour
  • 3 children - $24/hour
  • 4 children - $26/hour

Meal Plan for Children

Please note that children are not automatically included on the meal plan. Children under 5 eat for free at same times as adults at the group dinners, from 5-13 they pay half price for the meal plan, and 13 and above full price. Please advise front desk if you wish to purchase the entire children’s meal plan, or just a specific meal upon check-in. You will be provided with children’s meal tickets and charged accordingly. Also, all hotel restaurants and in-room dining have a child's menu that is quite reasonable in price - should you wish your children to eat at times other than the group meals (i.e. earlier dinner, etc).

From Calgary International Airport (about 2 hour 30 minutes)

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  • Take Airport Exit road to first set of lights
  • Turn left at first set of lights (Barlow Trail)
  • Turn left at next set of lights (Airport Road)
  • Follow signs onto Deerfoot Trail/Highway #2 North
  • Follow Deerfoot Trail/Highway #2 North to the exit ramp onto Stoney Trail West
  • Following Stoney Trail until it intersects with the exit ramp on your right for the TransCanada Highway #1/16th Avenue West to Banff
  • 16th Avenue becomes TransCanada Highway 1, which takes you straight through to Banff National Park (this is a 45 - 60 minute drive) 
  • Once you arrive at the Banff National Park gates you will be required to pay a fee. Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means, that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future, and in a legacy for future generations. Click here for rates
  • After that continue to follow the signs for the hamlet of Lake Louise, continuing on the TransCanada Highway        
  • Forty minutes past the Town of Banff, take a right turn off marked for Lake Louise
  • Turn left at the top of that road, proceed through 2 stops signs and continue straight on this road up hill (4 km, 2.4 miles)
  • This will take you directly to the front doors of the hotel
  • The trip will take about 2.5 hours from Calgary, weather dependent. Calgary is 183 km from Lake Louise

From the East (Calgary, about 2 hours)

  • Take TransCanada Highway 1 West (also signed as 16th Avenue North heading West)
  • Once you arrive at the Banff National Park gates you will be required to pay a fee.
  • After that continue to follow the signs for Lake Louise, continuing on the TransCanada Highway
  • Forty minutes past the Town of Banff, take the right side turn-off for Lake Louise
  • Turn left at the top of that road, proceed through 2 stops signs and continue straight on this road up hill;(4 km, 2.4 miles)to the front doors of the hotel
  • The trip will take about 2.5 hours from Calgary, weather dependent. Calgary is 183 km from Lake Louise

From the West (Vancouver, about 9 hours)

  • Take TransCanada Highway 1 East (via Revelstoke, Golden -approximately two hours) until you pass the border into Alberta which becomes Banff National Park.
  • In Banff National Park, follow the signs for the hamlet of Lake Louise
  • Exit on the right, proceed through 2 stop signs and continue straight up hill on this road (4km, 2.4mi)
  • This will take you directly to the front doors of the hotel

From the North (Edmonton, about 4.5 hours)

  • Take Hwy 2 South to Calgary (via Red Deer)
  • Then take TransCanada Highway 1 West (also signed as 16th Avenue North heading West.)
  • Once you arrive at the Banff National Park gates you will be required to pay a fee. Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means, that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future, and in a legacy for future generations. Click here for rates
  • In Banff National Park, follow the signs for the hamlet of Lake Louise.
  • Take the Lake Louise exit then turn left at the intersection.
  • Proceed through 2 stop signs and continue on this road (4km, 2.4mi)
  • This will take you directly to the front doors of the hotel

From the South (Montana)

  • Take Hwy 93 North (via Radium) to Castle Junction and then go west (turn left)
  • In Banff National Park, follow the signs for the hamlet of Lake Louise.
  • Take the Lake Louise exit then turn left at the intersection.
  • Proceed through 2 stop signs and continue on this road up hill (4km, 2.4mi)
  • This will take you directly to the front doors of the hotel.

There will be one hypoxia bus on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 19 at 4:00 pm leaving from Calgary International Airport. There will be at least one return bus on Sunday morning, February 24. You can make a reservation as you register. There is a $50 US charge for each seat on the bus, each way, or $90 round trip, payable in advance and non-refundable. This is much less than the average cost we pay for the bus service, and includes the required national park fee. Typical alternative transportation costs round trip would be $150 for roundtrip transport and park fee.

Alternatives

Some other options for transport to/from Lake Louise:

Sundog Tours

Brewster Airport Shuttles