The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

111 Lake Louise Drive 
Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Canada

Fairview Dining Room

Towering mountains, glistening lake, sparkling skies. The only views that could outshine the breathtaking vistas from the Fairview Dining Room are its refined china, silver, crystal and tapestry setting, or the simply elegant menu. Each dish stands out from the page, celebrating the freshest treasures of North America's fields, seas and rivers.

Select from unique and contemporary dishes, like Tataki of Bison with a beet and daikon radish salad, Lobster Bisque with leek and herb creme fraiche, Grilled Tofu, Quinoa and Napa Cabbage Rolls, and a Carmelized Banana Napoleon with Panetone ice cream.

Savor these lovely choices in the company of any one of the 400 labels which make up the Fairview Dining Room's extensive wine list. For those who enjoy a taste of culinary adventure, the Euro-styled ''tasting menu'' with its sampling of the finest creations of the day paired with unique wines of the world is a natural choice.

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: (à la carte) 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Reservations:
Reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at (403) 522-3511.

Dress Code:
Resort casual (no jeans or athletic shoes)

Please Note:
Hours of operation vary throughout the year. The Fairview Dining Room is a non-smoking dining area only.

Walliser Stube

''To have the opportunity to help create memories that last a lifetime while being able to call Lake Louise home is more rewarding than one can imagine.''

Steve Hamelin, Walliser Stube Maitre d' since 2001

Return from the splendor of the great outdoors to the promise of an indulgent dinner. Old World traditions come to life between rich wood-paneled walls punctuated by dramatic views and lively conversation. Rustic loft ladders and heart-carved chairs yodel Alpine charm. The tempting aromas of our signature fondues fill the air.

Unwind and enjoy this unique setting while sampling a classic Swiss menu that generously embraces international accents. Linger over a glass of vintage wine, a luscious dessert or fragrant specialty coffee. From the first sip to the final moment, we promise an evening of simple perfection.

Hours of Operation:
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Reservations:
Reservations are required. You can make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at (403) 522-3511.

Dress Code:
Resort casual.

Please Note:
Hours of operation vary throughout the year. Walliser Stube is a non-smoking dining area only.

Poppy Brasserie

Early-risers who want to kick-start a day of sightseeing, skiing or hiking, can catch the first rays of morning light on the mountain peaks opposite the Poppy Brasserie's expansive windows.

You'll be greeted with offers of fresh orange juice, coffee and tea, followed by a menu of gourmet choices. Or dine like the hearty mountaineers who first ascended these towering peaks at our generous Full Mountain Breakfast Buffet, with its wide selection including eggs made to order, meats and cheeses, luscious fruit, freshly baked breads and pastries.

Later, drop by for a leisurely lunch, an early dinner or just for dessert. The Poppy's à la carte menu showcases many international specialties including Savory Tomato Bruschetta with herb boursin cheese, crisp baguette & olive tapenade and Smoked Duck Pear Salad with baby greens, sun dried cranberry compote and orange segments & port reduction. Main course choices also span the globe from Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb with rosemary & mint lamb jus & roasted garlic mashed potatoes to classic English-style Fish and Chips. Be sure to save room for dessert - try the decadent Warm Chocolate Lava Purse.

Hours of Operation:

  • Breakfast:
    À la carte menu 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Mountain Breakfast Buffet 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch/Dinner:
    À la carte menu 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Specials or table d'hôtes offered daily starting at 5:00 p.m.

Dress Code:
Resort casual

Reservations:
Reservations are not required.

Please Note:
Hours of operation vary throughout the year. Non-smoking dining area only.

Lakeview Lounge

''Maybe we're biased, but the the Lakeview Lounge is by far the best place at the Chateau to unwind with a cocktail and admire the picture perfect view. Once you sink into our throne-like chairs, you will never want to get up.''

Lakeview Lounge Staff - A self-directed work team since 1998

One architectural element exemplifies why the Chateau's Lakeview Lounge is so special. Seen through the room's signature Palladian window, the awe-inspiring Victoria Glacier, surrounding Rocky Mountain peaks, birds circling the forested slopes and dramatic sunsets. A Canadian treasure of fine beverages, glorious views and classic style, this perfectly situated nook is far more than just a place for drinks.

Certainly, the knowledgeable staff is quick to serve the libation of your choice, whether your pleasure is a Bloody Mary, a modern take on the Martini or a cherry-flavored Belgian beer - one of a dozen tastefully varied imports available. But they are just as pleased to brew a perfectly frothy cappuccino or decadent specialty coffee. Or present a palate-pleasing glass of smooth red or crisp and fruity white wine. A menu of innovative small bites and indulgent sweet endings round out the Lakeview Lounge's extensive offering and provide the perfect nibble.

Hours of Operation:
12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. daily - Hours vary seasonally

Dress Code:
Resort casual

Reservations:
Reservations are not required

Glacier Saloon

Swing through the doors of our Glacier Saloon for a footloose and fancy-free journey to the wild west. The friendly spirit of the legendary cowboy brands this casual place to meet and mingle where you will feel equally comfortable in jeans or elegant dinner suits and dresses.

Sip a cocktail, shoot a game of pool, sit back and listen to the music, even do some dancing. Open from late afternoon to the wee hours for drinks, easygoing pub meals, light snacks and nightcaps. In winter, enjoy the après-ski action. Come summer, relax outside on the Saloon's sunny patio.

Hours of Operation:
5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Dress Code:
Casual

Reservations:
Reservations are not required

Please Note:
Hours of operation vary throughout the year.

Victoria Room

''From the Victoria Room one looks out over a stunningly aqua-blue lake. As a member of the kitchen brigade, I find fulfillment in being part of a team that takes pride in creating an equally memorable dining experience.''

Mary Esau, Chateau Demi Chef de Partie since 1997
Debert, Nova Scotia

The Victoria Room proudly represents the mountain and the queen it is named after: grand, classic and of infinite surprise. Retreat to this oasis from a bygone era where the brilliant blue of Lake Louise stretches out below.

From the table-to-ceiling windows you can look out on a lovely patchwork quilt view of multi-colored flowers and strolling visitors. The interior vistas in this European-styled ballroom are just as fascinating as those outdoors.

Dine surrounded by massive stone fireplaces, glowing chandeliers and folksy alpine portraits at the end of every beam. Imagine brunch buffet tables covered with a lavish selection of hot and cold specialties - dishes like shrimp, sirloin of beef and an entire garden of salads.

Peruse an a la carte dinner menu that offers an appealing mix of familiarity and surprise. Appetizers include Smoked Salmon and Venison Carpaccio. Main courses range from Prime Rib with Yorkshire pudding to the freshest fish. To satisfy the sweet tooth, you'll find a selection of delicious, inventive concoctions like Blueberry Brioche Pudding.

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. July and August
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. July and August

Dress Code
Resort casual.

Reservations
Reservations are required. You can make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at (403) 522-3511.

Afternoon Tea

Spend an afternoon in the most classically English of fashions. Over a pot of our exclusively blended tea, enjoy perfect, bite sized finger sandwiches, delectable pastries, and sparkling wine. Not a bit stuffy or overly proper, tea at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lets you savor our breathtaking view, while catching up on conversations. Afternoon tea is offered in the Lakeview Lounge

Chateau Lake Louise Special Blend of Tea

The pristine waters of Lake Louise and awe inspiring mountains inspired this specially commissioned tea blend for The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Peak seasonal teas from the best tea growing regions of the world were selected. From the Kiambu Region in Kenya teas with a floral-like character were chosen because of their golden infusion and flavor. From India's Assam Valley teas that are only available during the 2nd flush (June) give the blend fullness and a deep malty character.

Also from India are piquant flavory teas grown in the Nilgiri Mountains, which complement the high altitude teas from the Dimbula Region in Sri Lanka. To give the tea a burgundy depth and a hint of oakness, Keemun tea from China's Anhui Province were also selected. This tea has sprightly flavor with a lovely finish.

Hours of Operation:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Reservations:
Reservations are required. You can make reservations on-line when booking accommodations at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or by calling the hotel directly at (403) 522-3511.

Dress Code:
Resort casual (no jeans or athletic shoes)

Please Note:
Non-smoking dining area only