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Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival 2020 Ice Sculptures

I invite you on a short tour of the 2020 Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival Ice Sculptures. A few short details, or skip straight to the photos:)

Lake Louise is in Banff National Park, here in Alberta, Canada.  The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise overlooks this beautiful lake in the majestic Canadian Rockies.  Late every January they host an international ice carving competition. 10 teams from Canada, Latvia, Russia, the Philippines, Japan, the U.K., Hong Kong and the United Stated participated this year. Each two person team has 40 hours, over 3 days, to make incredible ice sculptures out of 15 300 pound blocks of ice.  And this year the temperatures were at about -30 degrees Celsius.  Each sculpture is a minimum of 7 feet and no greater than 13.5 feet. There is also a "One Carver, One Hour, One Block" competition to enjoy!

I posted my sleigh ride pictures from this same visit here: Sleigh Ride at Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival 2020

1st Place Legend of the Sun Catcher - Team Sahka (Russia)

2nd Place Fossil Discover - Team Japan (Japan)

3rd Place The Griffin of Lake Louise - Team Jupiter (USA)

DJ and my favorite!

A couple of our favorites from the One Carver, One Hour, One Block Competition

Someday I would love to watch them make the ice sculptures!

Once again, thank you for stopping by.


  1. these pictures are amazing! what gorgeous landscape and sculptures. I'm cold just looking at them!

    1. Thank you Joan! I noticed a camera in your pic on your blog. I am going to assume you love photography too. As for the temperature, it was not much below freezing, but when we were out for a while I had wished I had worn snow pants:)

  2. Betty, I wish I could report that these sculptures dazzled me so much that we'll plan our next trip in Winter - but no! I am just as happy seeing these fabulous photos from the warmth of my own home! What a fantastic competition! Thanks so much for sharing your day!
    I don't know if you and DJ are movie goers, but we just loved the new Call of the Wild - I was reminded of it by that One Hour wolf. xx

    1. I thought of you and Tom when we were out there, once again thinking and treasuring our time spent there together!
      We saw the advertisement for the movie and thought it looked really interesting. Thanks for the recommendation!


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