Hot Bed

Mountain high

THIS MONTH: Lake Louise, Alberta

Where? The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise's room 749, where the paintings include a stunning original piece by Canadian watercolourist Walter J. Phillips.

What? Enjoy the view across the glacial lake, 1,734 metres above sea level.

Why? At sunrise, the Victoria Glacier, tinged a memorable pink – like a pink-and-white ice cream sundae – is reflected in the lake below.

The WOWfactor: The perfect stage for fitness, from hikes with a Swiss guide to outdoor adventure weekends with fitness expert Charlene Prickett.

(Hot Bed is a monthly spotlight on the world's most stunning accommodations. Mary Gostelow is president and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Kiwi Collection.)

Getting There

We offer service between six Albertan cities and 18 North American destinations, with more non-stop flights to Calgary than any other airline. Book now. See more of Calgary and the beautiful Rocky Mountains with our super savings on car rentals.

Back to top

May 2006