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Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival

Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New — By mattmcpherson on January 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

This past weekend the Chateau Lake Louise hosted one of its most famous, yearly events: the ice sculpting competition. Twelve teams, who came from all around the world, receive fifteen, 300 pound blocks of ice and 34 hours to turn the banks of Lake Louise into a “Magical Madness” winter wonderland. These sculptures, which range in size from 7 feet to 13.5 feet tall, will remain in place for as long as the weather permits. It’s well worth the trip to go see.

Lake Louise has lots to do this time of year. Around the Lake, you can take sleigh rides (or dog-sleigh rides), cross-country ski or snowshoe, or go skiing at the world-famous Lake Louise ski hill.

If you want a truly iconic, Canadian experience, come watch the Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic on February 25-27.

Photo by: N A I T http://www.flickr.com/photos/nait/4406618133, taken in 2010

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