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Banff Gondola Winter

Discover Banff’s Seasonal Playground

Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system, is an alpine wonderland of Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town, abundant wildlife and some of the most scenic drives in the world. It’s also an playground for novice to extreme adventurers with a variety of activities including skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, climbing and more.

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Experience Banff like a local – from scenic drives to gondola rides. Find your new favorite hike, splash in the Hot Springs or the mineral pools at Fairmont Spa Banff Springs. However you spend your days, indulge in award-winning cuisines at one of Fairmont Banff’s many restaurants. And for the night owls, end the day with a signature cocktail in the Rundle Bar.

Cross-Country Skiing in Banff National Park

downhill & Cross-Country Skiing

November – May
Wax up your skis or snowboard and head for one of three renowned ski resorts in Banff National Park: Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt. Norquay. Swap thrilling verticals for scenic landscapes on one of many cross-country ski trails in Banff National Park.

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Group Snowshoeing in Banff National Park


November – May
Snowshoeing in Banff National Park is one of the quickest (and most fun) ways to get around the mountains. In winter, the town of Banff and surrounding trails are covered in layers of fluffy white snow. Explore on your own, or join a guided snowshoe tour to reach untouched scenery and breathtaking views.

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Best of Banff Activities

ice climbing

November – April
Take your sense of adventure to new heights and conquer frozen waterfalls. Whether you are a complete beginner without climbing experience, or a highly skilled climber looking to tick off a winter bucket list activity, join local climbing experts on private guiding outings.

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Winter Hikes in Banff National Park, photo by Noel Hendrickson

Winter Hiking

Available: All Year
Hiking is a year-round delight in Banff National Park. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and spectacular views of snow-capped peaks. Plan a midweek adventure and you’ll feel like you have the trails largely to yourself. Check out our favorite lower elevation trails – Tunnel Mountain, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise shoreline, and many more! Know what to expect and bring along the right gear for your hiking adventures.

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Available: All Year
Ride the Banff Gondola to epic views, a rooftop deck and mountain boardwalk. Inside you can discover the interpretive center & theatre, and dine on local cuisine at Sky Bistro or Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen. After sunset, a world of wonder and beauty awaits at Nightrise, returning this winter. 

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Woman at Fairmont Banff Springs Mineral Pool


Available: All Year
Banff is a wellness mecca. Soak in 100% natural mineral water at Banff Upper Hot Springs, flowing at a soothing 37 to 40 degrees Celsius or 98 to 104 Fahrenheit. Wellness experiences are further elevated at Fairmont Banff Springs. Be sure to book yourself one of many wellness treatments at the Fairmont Spa Banff Springs, and then enjoy a soak in the spa’s mineral pools.

Relax & Renew

A woman petting a horse in winter at Lake Louise

Winter Sleigh Rides

Available: December – March
Explore a true winter wonderland from a new point of view. There’s something about dashing through the snow in the crisp rocky mountain air—it’s pure poetry. Take the road less traveled by horse-drawn sleigh ride around Banff & Lake Louise.

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Group Sightseeing at Mrt. Norquay in Banff National Park, photo by Travel Alberta/Mike Seehagel


Available: All Year
Home to breathtaking scenery and teeming with wildlife, the beauty of Banff National Park leaves a lasting impression. From mountains, lakes and waterfalls to the Athabasca glacier and Instagram-worthy stops along the Columbia Icefields Parkway, see and do the best of Banff with unforgettable day-trips and tours from local experts.

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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in the spring - Golfer in a sand bunker - Chris Amat


Reopening: May 2023
Golf where the fairways meet mountains at two iconic golf courses at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf course. Both the Stanley Thompson 18 & Tunnel Mountain 9 offer a true mountain gold experience with strategic and challenging layouts sure to win over both experts and beginners of the game.

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Our friendly and knowledgeable Concierge team would be delighted to assist you in planning your upcoming stay. For further assistance, please contact the Fairmont Banff Springs Concierge desk at 403 762 6895 or email:

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Best of Jasper wildlife, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge


Enjoy wildlife tours, fat-tire winter biking adventures, hot cocoa by the glowing fire, and so much more! Stroll along Lac Beauvert and spot, deer, elk and other local residents amongst you and the cabins.

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Couples strolling along Lake Louise in winter at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont chateau lake Louise

Lake Louise is pristine wilderness and roaming local wildlife. Skate across the iconic frozen lake in winter, or snowshoe deep into alpine forests. End your day with unrivaled dining in the jewel of the Canadian Rockies.

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Winter

Fairmont chateau whistler

Take in the crisp mountain air while out exploring Whistler’s endless trails. Unwind slopeside in one of three outdoor whirlpools or cozy up for with a cocktail at après in the Mallard Lounge.

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