Alberta Chefs in the Rocky Mountains

Canadian Pacific Hotels was a Division of Canadian Pacific Railways(CPR) that operated a series of Hotels across Canada... .” A hotel for the outdoor adventurer and alpinist” was the vision that Cornelius Van Horne, General Manager of Canadian Pacific Railways, had in mind for the Chalet on the shores of Lake Louise. Built in 1890, two years after its sister hotel The Banff Springs Hotel.

In 2001 Canadian Pacific purchased The Fairmount Hotel Company and rebranded its Canadian Properties – thus we now have The Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise Hotel.

Seated L-R:  Clayton Folkers; Simon Smotkowicz; Maurice O’Flynn; David Baine, Hotel General Manager; Hon. Don Sparrow (RIP) Minister Tourism; Ivor Petrack (RIP) Sr. Vice President, Canadian Pacific Hotels; Fred Zimmerman; Brian Plunkett; Reggie Sim.
Standing 1st. Row Center: Nydr Jaroslav, Hotel Chef.

The Commemoration of the Chateau’s 100th Birthday was a splendid affair.  Sports Celebrities along with icons of Music, Film and Stage and Public Notables gathered for a grand celebration

Alberta Chefs teamed up with the Hotels Kitchen Brigade to present three days of Gala Dinners and eclectic mid-night repasts. Unscheduled pick-up hockey games on the ice of Lake Louise between the chefs conjured up memories of similar winter activities from a bygone era