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BEST OF BANFF

Discover Banff’s Spring & Summer 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 spring hike, splash in the Hot Springs or the mineral pools at Willow Stream Spa. Hit the slopes for amazing spring skiing at Mt Norquay or well into May at Sunshine Village. And 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

Golf

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

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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Rafting Image Credit to Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

Rafting

Available: Jun – Sep
Explore Western Canada’s waterways by raft for an unforgettable journey. Whether it’s white water rapids you seek or float trip safaris for the entire family, rafting is a true thrill for all ages. Spend a full-day or half-day rafting along emerald blue rivers, soaking in postcard-perfect scenery. Embark on an epic adventure that you won’t soon forget. Photo credits to Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

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Rock Climbing - Image Credit to Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

rock climbing

Available: May – Sep
The Canadian Rockies offer some of the best outdoor rock climbing spots in the world. Whether you are a complete beginner hoping to climb your first mountain or a highly skilled climber looking to tick off the list of classics, you’ll enjoy experiential rock climbing at its finest with help from professional guides who know every nook and crevice. Photo credits to Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

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Horseback riding in Banff National Park

Horseback Riding

Available: All Year
Saddle up in true Wild West fashion in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. 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 the summer or cozy up for a horse-drawn sleigh ride in winter.

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Banff National Park from Sulphur Mountain

SIGHTSEEING & Tours

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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Wellness - Best of Banff

wellness

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 to104 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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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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Fairmont JASPER PARK LODGE

Don’t wait for summer to visit Jasper National Park. Spring is Secret Season in Jasper and that means smaller crowds, witnessing nature awakening from a long winter slumber – as bears return from higher elevations and white-tailed deer stroll comfortably amongst you and the cabins. It’s glacier-fed lakes and waterfalls waiting to be discovered. It’s “playing through” on our golf course as the resident gang of elk check out your swing.

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Winter in Lake Louise

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Experience the best of the mountains with none of the crowds. Spring in Lake Louise is thawing glacier lakes, pristine wilderness, and waking local wildlife. In late March and early April, snow continues to blanket the ground. In May, lower level hiking trails open up as snow clears the valley bottoms. Witness the beauty of the perfect vista during morning yoga, from your room or during dinner in the Lakeside Lounge.

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Fairmont chateau whistler

In Whistler you can chase winter and discover spring; you can golf in the morning and ski in the afternoon. You can explore the trails and experience nature without the crowds. This spring, celebrate the beauty of the coastal mountains and connect with your wild side. Discover the perfect balance of relaxation & adventure when you plan a unique mountain getaway at Whistler’s landmark ski-in ski-out hotel and BC golf resort, Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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