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Larch hiking in Sentinel Pass, photo by Paul Zizka

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 Willow Stream Spa. 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.

A couple walking outdoors. Outdoor Activities in Banff National Park. Spring & Summer

Local Hikes

Available: Mar – Nov
Spring is the perfect time for hiking in Banff – enjoy cool fresh air, spectacular views of snow-capped peaks and, after spring break, you’ll have the trails largely to yourself. Check out these local’s favorite lower elevation trails – Tunnel Mountain, Minnewanka Lakeside, Lake Louise shoreline and the stunning Sundance Canyon.

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Golfing at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course


Available: May – Oct
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 Gondola


Available: All Year
At the top of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain a world of adventure and beauty awaits. Ride the gondola to epic views, a rooftop deck and mountain boardwalk. Inside you’ll discover the interpretive center & theatre, and dine on local cuisine at Sky Bistro, Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen or Peak Patio when the weather permits.

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Photocredits to Via Ferrata/Mt Norquay

Via ferrata

Available: Jun – Oct
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 Wellness - Willow Stream Spa Massage at the Fairmont Banff Springs


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

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Horseback riding in Banff National Park

Horseback Riding

Available: All Year
Saddle up in true Rocky Mountain fashion. There’s something about saddling 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 in summer & fall or cozy up for a horse-drawn sleigh ride in winter.

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Banff National Park from Sulphur Mountain


Available: May – Oct
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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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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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Cabins


Enjoy wildlife tours, horseback experiences, cycling adventures 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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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Autumn and Winter

Fairmont chateau lake Louise

Lake Louise is pristine wilderness and roaming local wildlife. Canoe on calm waters, hit the iconic turquoise shoreline trails and enjoy unrivaled dining in the jewel of the Canadian Rockies.

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler Fall, photo by Tal Vardi Photography

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 the Mallard Lounge.

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