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August 28, 2012 09:38 ET

Take A Walk on the Wild Side With Fairmont Hotels and the National Geographic Society

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to Host Casey Anderson from 'America the Wild'

LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2012) -

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For one exclusive weekend September 21-23, The National Geographic Society and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will encourage guests to 'Walk Where the Wild Things Are' at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with Casey Anderson author of 'The Story of Brutus' and host of the Nat Geo WILD TV show 'America the Wild'. Package rates start from $1,199 CAD, based on double occupancy. For more details or to book, call 1-866-540-4413 and ask for the "Into the Wild with Casey Anderson" package, visit www.fairmont.com/lake-louise or contact your local travel professional.

Guests will hear gripping and inspiring stories from his work with the Montana Grizzly Encounter, a bear rescue and education facility and enjoy hiking the mountainous paths surrounding the luxury resort. The "Into the Wild with Casey Anderson" package includes two nights' accommodation, a copy of Anderson's book "The Story of Brutus", welcome reception, breakfast both mornings and a brown bag lunch for exploring the local trails. A Saturday evening dinner with Anderson, reserved seating at his "Bear with Me" presentation, Gondola passes to the Lake Louise ski area and complimentary one hour canoe rental on Lake Louise will round out what promises to be an unforgettable weekend. According to General Manager, Gregor Resch "We were absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to partner on this program. Lake Louise is situated in the heart of Grizzly territory and to have an expert like Anderson provide the programming base for the weekend is absolutely amazing!"

Walk Where the Wild Things Are is one of three Global Explorer Packages developed in conjunction with National Geographic Society and Fairmont in 2012. Now in its fourth year, the Global Explorer Series provides unique opportunities for Fairmont guests to engage with National Geographic experts in a range of exhilarating activities along with unique presentations and one-on-one discussions in relaxed, intimate settings.

About Casey Anderson and Brutus

Casey Anderson's best friend Brutus is a playful, caring gentle bear who can eat at the dinner table, minds his manners at a wedding and 'weighs in at 800 pounds - Grizzly pounds that is. To learn more about Brutus and how he has given new meaning to the phrase 'Man's best friend' go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t3fLXGfu1o.

National Geographic Mission Programs

Since 1888, National Geographic has shared amazing stories and incredible discoveries with each new generation. National Geographic Mission Programs is the core group that supports exploration, research and scientific fieldwork, advances geography education, promotes natural and cultural conservation, and inspires audiences through vibrant exhibits and live events. The Society supports and funds explorers from both traditional and emerging disciplines. More than 10,000 scientific grants have been awarded. Past and current grantees include polar explorer Robert Peary, mountain gorilla expert Dian Fossey and marine biologist Sylvia Earle. The Society has relationships with more than a dozen of the world's top explorers and scientists. Known as National Geographic Explorers-in Residence, they include underwater explorer Robert Ballard, documentary filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, and geneticist Spencer Wells. They serve as advisers to the Society and conduct exploration under its banner. Additionally, the Society has 18 Fellows, among them photographer/author Joel Sartore, archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert and water expert Sandra Postel, who work on specific issues and provide expert advice on Society outreach or policy. Each year the Society selects a class of Emerging Explorers, gifted adventurers and scientists making important contributions to world knowledge while still early in their careers.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which arrives in destinations as diverse as Jaipur, Kyiv and Manila in 2012, is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.

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