Fairmont Banff Springs

  • Canada, Banff

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A world famous hotel, the old Baronial splendor of the Fairmont Banff Springs never fails to amaze. Virtually a resort in itself the hotel is nestled at the foot of the Rockies in extensive grounds with superb views of the wilderness.

Added value

Early Booking Offer Winter 20/21: Save up to 30% off accommodation (ends 31 Oct 2020)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 768
  • No. of floors: 9
  • Official rating: 5

Rooms

  • Fairmont rooms have one king size bed, one queen size bed, two double beds, or two twin beds. 
  • Deluxe rooms (sleep 1-4) feature the same bed arrangements as Fairmont rooms with additional space and comfort
  • Fairmont Mountain view and Deluxe Mountain view rooms are available at supplement and enjoy spectacular mountain views
  • All rooms are allocated with sufficient beds for the number of occupants and have bath, shower, TV, telephone, coffee maker, hairdryer and minibar.
  • Gold Floor Rooms are available on request

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Banff

Banff is a lively town set in the spectacularly beautiful Banff National Park. Downtown Banff offers traditional Canadian hospitality with an excellent variety of bars, some with live music, and a wide choice of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. Your Tri-area lift pass covers the three ski areas of Lake Louise ski area (45 minutes’ drive), Mount Norquay (10 minutes’ drive) and Sunshine Village (25 minutes’ drive). A regular ski bus service, included with the pre-booked Tri-area lift pass, operates from our Banff hotels to all three ski areas. Although Mt Norquay is often referred to as Banff’s “local” hill, the resort should not be under-rated. Yes, it has easy trails but also some challenging ones too, such as Memorial Bowl, Temptation and Lone Pine. Sunshine Village has some of the highest skiing in Canada. It has three mountains: Mount Standish (with some of the easier trails) Lookout Mountain (high above the tree line with views across the Great Divide) and Goat’s Eye (with some of the best tree skiing on its lower slopes).

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 0 km
Runs
62
132
58
Longest run 8 Km
Snowparks

3 snow parks.

Lifts Drag lifts 4, Chairlifts 17, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

WINTER MUST-DO EXPERIENCES

APRES ACTION

Après is a way of life in Banff and Lake Louise. Whether you want a cold beer brewed with glacial water at the locals’ hangout, a hot chocolate by a log fire, or cocktails and dancing, you will find what you are looking for guaranteed. Don’t miss a chance to explore the town by night, it may even get a little wild.

There are so many options for food and drinks in the town of Banff and village of Lake Louise, from distilled spirits to microbrews, to delicious juices for breakfast, pizza or picnics for lunch, or Western style steak or vegan meals for dinner.

 

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Cross country skiing is a great way to explore Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies during the winter months. A vast network of classic and skate skiing trails provides plenty of options for all fitness levels. Banff, Lake Louise and Castle Junction trails are track-set and groomed regularly, giving you the choice of leisurely loops or more demanding routes. Pack a lunch, grab your gear and choose your ideal trail.

 

DOG SLEDDING

This unique experience can be tranquil at some times, and exhilarating and delightfully chaotic at others. Dogsledding is a must-do activity for any traveler, but especially so for dog-lovers or those wanting to experience a classically Canadian activity. Explore the rich history, culture, and techniques of dogsledding as your musher and dog team guide you through the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

 

ICE SKATING

A favourite Canadian sport, ice skating on frozen lakes and playing shinny with your friends on an outdoor rink is an incredible way to enjoy fresh mountain air.

There are several indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks open during the winter in Banff and Lake Louise and the best part - 90% are free!

For a truly spectacular skating experience, you must try the iconic Lake Louise. Named as one of the “10 most beautiful ice skating rinks in the world,” by CNN Travel, the frozen lake is cleared and maintained daily by The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and has a heated shelter to warm chilly fingers and toes.

WINTER HIKING AND SNOWSHOEING

Two activities that are enjoyed by locals every day are winter hiking and snowshoeing. All you need is a warm jacket, a toque, mittens, and a pair of winter boots and you're set to experience our winter wonderland. If you're keen to experience something a little different, strap on some snowshoes and play in the freshly fallen snow.

 

ICE CLIMBING & BACK COUNTRY SKIING

For the adrenaline-inspired, Banff National Park boasts some of the best ice and mixed climbing routes in the world. Imagine climbing up frozen waterfalls while you look down at a spectacular frozen creek below. For the best and safest experience hire an Alpine Mountain Guide for the day through Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.

Backcountry skiing is a spectacular way to find your inner mojo. It's an activity that can be both exhilarating and peaceful at the same time. You can fly by helicopter with CMH Heli-Skiing to a remote luxury backcountry lodge where thousands of feet of vertical and fresh tracks await, or you can ski the majestic Puracell Range with R.K. Heli-Skiing. Get out and explore!

 

JOHNSTON CANYON ICEWALK

The Johnston Canyon Icewalk traverses a series of steel catwalks that give spectacular views of the Johnston Canyon below. This popular ice walk leads you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed.

RELAX AND REJUVENATE

Travelling is a great opportunity to nourish your body and soul, especially in a place like Banff and Lake Louise where you are surrounded by such majestic natural beauty - it’s difficult to not feel inspired here. Amongst the pristine wilderness, vibrant townships, and inherent peacefulness of the landscape, you will find relaxation and rejuvenation.

Hike up Tunnel Mountain just above the town of Banff to watch the sunrise; sit with a book by the Bow River; participate in a yoga or fitness class; savour the indulgence of a spa treatment; absorb the stillness and silence of the forest; or gaze upon the stars in the crystal clear sky. Banff and Lake Louise is a place where you can truly relax, rejuvenate, and renew.

  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sleigh rides
  • Skating
  • Winter hiking
  • Ice fishing
  • Heli-skiing
  • Night skiing at Mount Norquay
  • Cross country skiing
  • Dinner and ski
  • Excellent range of sight seeing excursions
  • Ice canyon walk
  • Calgary shopping trip
  • Ice hockey games
  • Hot springs
  • Museum
  • Arts centre
  • Cinema

Extras

Ski Packs for 2020/21 season

The Lift pass rates for 2020/2021 (book by 31 July 2020)

Whole area pass: (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise & Mt. Norquay)

Days Season Senior 65yrs+ Adult 18-64yrs Youth 13-17yrs Child 6-12yrs
6 1 -16 Dec £262 £325 £262 £136
17 Dec -02 Jan  £333 £413 £333 £173
3 Jan -11 Feb   £262 £325 £262 £136
12 Feb -21 Feb £333 £413 £333 £173
22 Feb -5 Mar £262 £325 £262 £136
6 Mar - 20 Mar £333 £413 £333 £173
21 Mar -30 Apr £262 £325 £262 £136

Prices shown above are guidelines, please call reservations for exact prices of the lift passes.

Children (0-5yrs) can pick up a free lift pass locally

Your lift pass can allow for a certain number of non-ski days and the following example grace periods:

  • 6 day tickets have 2 grace days and can be used within a period of 8 days respectively
  • 7-13 day tickets have 3 grace days and can be used within a period of 10-16 days respectively

 

Ski Hire & Tuition

Equipment Days Description Blue Red Black
Adult 6/10 Skis £56/£88 £90/£142 £114/£180
6/10 Snowboard or skis & boots £63/£99 £96/£154 -
Child (2-12yrs)* 6/10 Skis & boots £28/£54 - -
6/10 Snowboard & boots £45/£74 - -

*Child snowboard & boots = 6-12yrs. Please see here for description of hire categories.

 

TUITION* Available to pre-book - 3 days (4 hrs per day) from £235

*Lessons take place in the Lake Louise ski area

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • Reception
  • Pub
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Whirlpool, fitness centre (fee $30 per stay, pay locally)
  • Magnificent spa featuring 4 pools, lounges, whirlpool, outdoor hot tub, saunas, steam rooms, treatments (entry to spa approx $69 plus treatments)
  • Beauty salon
  • Bowling centre
  • Ice rink
  • Skate hire
  • Lifts
  • Heated pool (indoor)
  • Heated pool (outdoor)
  • Ski room
  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Disco / nightclub
  • Entertainment
  • Games room
  • Laundry service
  • Garden terrace
  • Lounge area
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops
  • Coffee shop
  • Hair salon
  • TV room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Family Facilities
  • Babysitting (day)
  • Babysitting (evening)
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals available
  • Highchairs in restaurant
Meals

The Fairmont Banff Springs houses a variety of restaurant and dining options. Please note some restaurant are seasonal and are often open on specific days of the week. Where applicable, half board evening meals include 3 courses (appetizer, main and dessert) and non-alcoholic drinks. Buffet and à la carte breakfast options are available in select restaurants to those who prebook. Alcohol and specialty coffees are not included. Dinner reservations are recommended and strongly advised to be made a few months in advance of the festive period.

The Vermillion Room offers French elegance and Canadian charm. It has an all day classic menu served in a stylish and bold brasserie atmosphere.

Castello Italiana serves delicious Italian cuisine using locally sourced and organic products. From tempting appetisers, hand made pasta and a pizza menu to die for, the Castello Italiana brings delicious Italian flavours to an elegant courtyard setting.

1888 Chop House presents a modern twist on the authentic Steak House. Expect fine service and a menu focusing on prime cuts of Alberta beef, sustainably sourced wild game and seafood. Please note for guests on half board, a $30CAD local surcharge applies per person for 3 course à la carte dinner.

Grapes is a charming dining room available for private bookings of 10-16 guests. Specialising in delicious patés, pickled vegetables and freshly basked breads, Grapes is perfect for intimate and special dining occasions.

STOCK Food and Drink brings the best locally inspired and gourmet food to Banff. It is simple and the ideal stop for a fresh sandwich, coffee or artisanal meal.

  • No of restaurants: 5
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Room Only

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: -115.55742859840393
  • Latitude: 51.17339345099986
  • Location Description:

    20 minutes' walk to downtown Banff. Ski bus picks up from the hotel for transport to all 3 ski areas and to Nakiska.

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Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Room Only
20/01/2021 - 7 nights
4 adults
From London Heathrow
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