Driving Directions to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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.