Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta, Canada
At a Glance
Family-friendly hotel with babysitting, a kids' club and plenty of entertainment & amenities for children
Stunning location surrounded by the Alberta Mountains and perfectly placed to explore Banff National Park year round
The award-winning Willow Stream Spa is the perfect place to unwind
Comfortable rooms and suites with interconnecting options and ability to add rollaways or cribs
A choice of 17 restaurants, bars and lounges
Best time to Visit
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Banff is best enjoyed through the summer months when temperatures generally remain in the twenties and humidity is low. This is the ideal time to visit for hiking, biking, climbing and rafting while the ski season runs from November to May. Weather in this region is changeable so layers are highly recommended whatever time of year you visit.
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Enveloped by the alpine scenery of Canada's Banff National Park, the Fairmont Banff Springs stands proud, its castle-like structure a haven of comfortable rooms and fantastic facilities simply perfect for retreating to after days of outdoor adventures.
An icon amid the picturesque town of Banff, Fairmont Banff Springs is more than just striking architecturally, offering fantastic service and a host of facilities to make your stay both comfortable and pampering.
Rooms and suites are well-appointed and cosy, many enjoying views towards the dramatic Alberta mountains. (We definitely recommend opting for one with mountain views to make the most of the property's stunning location!) All of the rooms are comfortably furnished and come with cable television and coffee/tea making facilities. Interconnecting rooms are available and rollaway beds can be accommodated in a number of rooms and suites.
Banff is all about the outdoors experience, and with plenty to offer all year round, whether you choose to visit in winter or summer you will be guaranteed a memorable stay. Families will love the endless activities which include snowshoeing and dog-sledding throughout snowy winters and rafting, horse-riding and cycling in the warmer summers. There is also a kids club for ages 6-13 which provides plenty of entertainment and a varied activity programme. Those in need of relaxation are far from neglected with the Fairmont's award-winning Willow Stream Spa; enjoy a soak in the mineral pools or a soothing treatment from the extensive menu. Other facilities include a fitness centre, golf course, Jacuzzi, swimming pools and a bowling & entertainment centre.
There are 764 Rooms and Suites at Fairmont Banff Springs, spread between the main building, the Stanley Thompson wing and the castle. Views range from the hotel grounds to the mountains and valleys of surrounding Banff National Park. All rooms come equipped with tes/coffee making facilities, cable TV with in-room pay movies and hairdryers, while many also come with air conditioning. Additional beds can be added and interconnecting rooms are available.
Fairmont Gold Rooms occupy the 4th and 5th floors and offer a separate reception, lounge and loads of extra services to make your stay that little bit more special. All come with air conditioning and Bose sound systems on top of the standard room amenities.
Fairmont Banff Springs is assuredly family-friendly, with options to add cribs, play pens and roll-away beds on request as well as interconnecting room options. Babysitting is available with advance notice and there is a Kids' Club for young guests too. A range of activities are offered to kids such as rafting tours and the Banff Gondola, along with horse riding, bowling and fishing.
There are extensive dining options at Fairmont Banff Springs serving up a range of cuisines from Canadian to Japanese, Italian and Alpine. In room dining, afternoon tea and weekend brunch can also be enjoyed and for the evenings there is a good selection of bars and lounges too.
Fairmont Banff Springs is also home to a pampering Willow Stream Spa which has won numerous awards and is the perfect way to soothe aching muscles. Spa facilities include a fitness centre, treatment whirlpools, indoor mineral pool, saunas, steam rooms and a fireplace resting lounge as well as 16 massage treatment rooms and a salon.
There is also a swimming pool and a golf course, designed by Stanley Thompson, which benefits from the stunning location within the park.
Activities vary greatly in Banff from the Winter to the Summer months, but year round there is a great focus on the outdoors and it is a wonderful destination for guests who enjoy a more active holiday. In summer there is a large number of hiking trails to be enjoyed along with horseback riding, mountain biking and helicopter tours. We also recommend taking the Banff Gondola for fantastic views, just 5 minutes from the hotel.
In winter try snowshoeing, canyon ice walks, dog sledding and ice fishing as well as more traditional skiing. The resort also has its own Bowling & Entertainment Centre offering a range of games and entertainment facilities for ages 3 and up.
Banff evening wildlife safari
Observe the wildlife of Banff on this evening tour of the National Park, catching it in its natural environment. Your guide will help to point out elk, deer and mountain goat, amongst other species, as you learn about the land and its inhabitants.
Complete Columbia Icefield Heli Tour
This helicopter tour over the Columbia Icefield is one of the most spectacular in the world. Soar 10,000 feet over the continental divide and view three major icefields on this 55-minute extravaganza!
Cowboy Horseback Cookout
Enjoy a one hour trail ride out to the BBQ site and then try roping, play horseshoes or simply relax in the beautiful scenery before your hearty meal. Another one hour ride along the Bow river brings you back to the start. Lunch or dinner ride available.
Hiking in Banff
Accompanied by a local mountain guide, enjoy one of a selection of classic hikes in the Banff and Lake Louise area and find out why the guides are so passionate about this area of extreme natural beauty.
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary tour provides an up close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs. This 1-hour tour introduces you to these fascinating creatures in a natural environment and is an ideal stop off between Calgary and the Rocky Mountains.
Location & directions
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Fairmont Banff Springs is located in the heart of Banff National Park, a short drive from the alpine town of Banff with its galleries, shopping and restaurants.
How to get there
Fairmont Banff Springs is approximately a 1-hour 30-minute drive from Calgary International Airport.