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.
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
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 program. 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 center, golf course, Jacuzzi, swimming pools and a bowling & entertainment center.
When to visit
Keep your eye out for Sam the helpful spirit. Sam used to be head bellman and stories have circulated of him being helpful to staff or guests, haunting his old office (now a guest room) on the mezzanine floor as well as accompanying guests in the lift!
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.
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.