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EXPERIENCE A TRUE CANADIAN WINTER

EXPERIENCE A TRUE CANADIAN WINTER

It’s not just the destination but each step along the way that creates an unforgettable journey. The longer you stay, the more you save in Canada’s playground.

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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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THINGS TO DO IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK

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 many restaurants at our two resorts. And for the night owls, end the day with a signature cocktail in the Rundle Bar at Fairmont Banff Springs or Larkspur at The Rimrock Resort Hotel.

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

Golf

Available: May – October
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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Banff in Spring and Summer - Horseback riding in Banff National Park

horseback riding

Available: April – October
Saddle up in true Rocky Mountain fashion. There’s something about greeting your trusted steed in the crisp air at dawn and riding through nature, undisturbed, by horseback until dusk without being confined to roads—it’s pure poetry. Take the road less traveled by horseback this summer
through fall, or cozy up for a horse-drawn sleigh ride in winter.

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Open Top Tours in Banff National Park. Photo by Pursuit Collection.

SIGHTSEEING & Tours

Available: May – October
Home to breathtaking scenery and teeming with wildlife, the beauty of Banff National Park leaves a lasting impression. From open-top tours through towering mountains, to Instagram-worthy stops along the Columbia Icefields Parkway, see and do the best of Banff with unforgettable day-trips and tours from local experts. Photo credits to Pursuit Collection

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Banff in Spring and Summer - Rock Climbing - Image Credit to Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

Rock climbing

Available: May – September
Take your sense of adventure to new heights and conquer Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Whether you are a complete beginner without any climbing experience, or a highly skilled climber looking to tick off this bucket list activity, join local climbing experts on private guiding outings in Banff National Park and the surrounding area. Photo credits to Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

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Banff in Spring and Summer- Via Ferrrata Photocredits to Via Ferrata/Mt Norquay

Via Ferrata

Available: June – October
Find your spirit of adventure at 2450m high while climbing the Via Ferrata—Italian for the Iron Path. Try a different kind of rocky mountain climbing, lead by a certified guide. Make your way up the cliffs to the summit of Mt. Norquay assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables, ladders and a suspension bridge. Step out of your comfort zone with one of four different routes. Photo credits to Via Ferrata/Mt Norquay

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Banff in Spring and Summer - Whitewater Rafting Image Credit to Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

Rafting

Available: June – September
Explore the waterways of the Canadian Rockies by raft. Experience the thrill of navigating white water rapids in Banff and the Bow Valley with experienced guides. Or take in the stunning natural scenery and wildlife on a leisure river rafting safari—perfect for families and adventurers of all ages. Photo credits to Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

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Two runners exploring hiking trails in Banff National Park

Hiking

Available: All Year
There’s always time to venture off the beaten path in Banff. Breathe in the fresh alpine air and spectacular views of snow-capped peaks on your next memorable trail run or hike. 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 Minnewanka Lakeside, Lake Louise shoreline and the stunning Sundance Canyon.

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Banff National Park in Spring and Summer - Sulphur Mountain lookout

BANFF GONDOLA

Available: All Year
Ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for epic views from the rooftop deck and scenic mountain boardwalk. Inside you can discover the interpretive center & theatre, and dine on local cuisine at Sky Bistro or Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen. Catch the stunning alpenglow at sunset and watch the town of Banff below light up after dark.

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Woman at Fairmont Banff Springs Mineral Pool

Wellness

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 and at The Rimrock Resort Hotel. 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

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: BSH.concierge@fairmont.com.

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DISCOVER Summer at FAIRMONT MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES

Fairmont JASPER PARK LODGE

Enjoy wildlife tours, mountain biking adventures, s’mores 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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Summer in Lake Louise - The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont chateau lake Louise

Take a scenic hike along the shimmering shores of Lake Louise in summer or canoe out on calm waters in early autumn. End your day with unrivaled dining any time of year in the jewel of the Canadian Rockies.

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Whistler in Summer and Spring- Outdoor pool & spa at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Fairmont chateau whistler

Take in the crisp mountain air while out exploring Whistler’s endless skiing and hiking trails in summer and fall. Unwind in one of three outdoor whirlpools or with a cocktail in-hand at the Mallard Lounge.

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