The Oldest Building in Lake Louise, Alberta
(will re-open May 15, 2015 @ 11:30 AM)
Whether you’re passing through Lake Louise or staying for a while, one of the places you can’t miss is the historic Lake Louise Railway Station and Restaurant. While the Station patiently awaits the return of passenger train service to its doors we have, in the meantime, carefully restored and upgraded this piece of history. Indeed, its historic atmosphere has been preserved and offers patrons a classic Canadian dining experience; an historic interior dining room, patio overlooking a flourishing heritage garden, and an opulent ‘Roaring Twenties’ dining car – the Delamere – which is available for special functions any time throughout the season.
We offer a great selection of contemporary cuisine and a selection of wines. Enjoy your meal in the main Station building or, for special events only, bask in the luxury of the Delamere just a few steps away.
Be sure to walk the picturesque grounds before or after your visit. Although it’s only minutes away from the Lake Louise village, it’s easy to forget it’s 2015. Tucked away from traffic and other buildings, the Station is nestled between the original CPR main railway line and the spectacular whitewater rapids of the Bow river. A majestic eternal forest rises to the mountains which reach to the sky all around.
You’ll realize the Station isn’t much different from the way it was in 1910 when crews from the Canadian Pacific Railway gathered logs from the adjacent forest and crafted the building which stands to this day. Relax and take in the layers of natural and man-made history that make up and surround the Lake Louise Station.