Lake Louise Banff National Park Gardens + Promenade
Client Fairmont Hotels and Resorts | Parks Canada
Location Lake Louise | Alberta | Canada
The Chateau Lake Louise Gardens and Promenade project was conceived to refurbish the public promenade and naturalize the gardens of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. The design complements its natural setting by balancing the natural and constructed. This approach exemplifies the ethos of Canadian landscape architecture.
O2 was retained by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts to provide landscape architectural and planning services for refurbishment and restoration of The Chateau Lake Louise Public Promenade and Gardens. Lake Louise is a national landmark visited by over one million visitors per year. The lakeside promenade provides access for the general public in front of the Chateau Lake Louise hotel and affords significant views to Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier, an iconic landscape that has continued to capture the imagination of visitors worldwide. Key challenges for the project were working in close coordination with both Parks Canada and the Chateau to ensure the design reinforced Parks Canada’s ecological mandate and met the aesthetic and functional needs of the hotel. The design team developed solutions for the gardens and promenade that addressed the historical, environmental and cultural significance of the site, as well as functional demands of a world-class resort and national historic site.