by Brendan M. Lynch | December 01, 2005

Fairmont’s Mount Temple

Meetings mecca:
Fairmont’s Mount Temple wing 

In the blue Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise, Alberta, is a wonderland for skiers and winter-sports enthusiasts. In spring, silent forests come alive with greenery, and golden poppies bloom along the lakeside.
    The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise just celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of its $65 million meetings facility, the Mount Temple wing, which boosts the 550-room property’s meeting space to 36,000 square feet. The addition’s wall murals and stained glass depict the awe-inspiring local scenery.
    Between sessions, planners can organize a high-tech team-building activity called “geocaching,” whereby players use global satellite positioning to find clues hidden in the chateau’s dramatic surroundings.