Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is one of the most stunning locations in all of North America. Nestled within these Canadian Rockies is an eye-watering 1888 castle. Situated at the base of Rundle Mountain it is a massive history luxury hotel offering the best of Canadian hospitality. It is luxurious, historic, and yet modern and is just want one needs to enjoy luxury at one of the most stunning places in the world.

Enjoy a full range of activities, golfing, fine dining, luxuriant spa treatments, and hotel-organized outdoor activities. See here for a comparison of Jasper and Banff National Parks and which to visit. Come in the summer and complete one's experience by taking the stunningly scenic Rocky Mountaineer across the Rockies!


About Fairmont Banff Springs

  • Elevation: 1,414 Meters or 4,639 Feet

It was one of the earliest of Canada's grand railway hotels and has been welcoming guests for over 130 years.

  • Rooms: 757 Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Check-In/Out: Check-In At 4.00 pm, Check-Out At 12.00 Noon
  • Designated: National Historical Site Of Canada in 1988

Fairmont Banff Springs offers all the amenities becoming of a world-class resort. They have many accommodation options from cozy rooms tucked away to large spacious suites with stunning views of Alberta's mountains.

There are many activities both within the castle and castle grounds and the wider Banff National Park. Enjoy golfing, skiing (in the winter), wildlife tours, hiking, gondola rides to the peaks, and more.

The Fairmont Banff Springs castle boasts its own 18 hole golf course. It affords breathtaking views overlooking the stunning Bow Valley. Enjoy this award-winning Stanley Thompson course and then pop into their Stanleys Smokehouse for a delectable meal or a beer.

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Staying At The Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Gold Room

  • Size: 225 Square Feet or 21 Square Meters
  • Bed: One King Bed or Two Queen Beds
  • Note: A Couple or Individuals

Fairmont Gold Junior Suite

  • Size: 325 Square Feet or 30 Square Meters
  • Bed: One King Bed
  • Note: Spacious With A Defined Bedroom And Living Room

Fairmont Gold Mountain View Room

  • Size: 225 Square Feet Or 21 Square Meters
  • Bed: One King Bed Or Two Double Beds
  • Note: Views Of The Bow Valley, Tunnel Mountain, or Spray Valley

Fairmont Gold One Bedroom Suite

  • Size: 500 Square Feet Or 51 Square Meters
  • Bed: One King Bed Plus A Double Sofabed
  • Note: Great For Entertaining

Fairmont Gold Two Bedroom Suite

  • Size: 850 Square Feet Or 79 Square Meters
  • Bed: Two King Beds; Or One King Bed And Two Double Beds
  • Note: Feature A Grand Parlour Living Room

To see more about their accommodation prices, availability, and their other luxury accommodation lodges and resorts in the Rockies region see here.

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Dining at The Resort

Fairmont Baff Springs offers a range of dining options that cater to a full range of tastes and preferences. In total, they boast 12 restaurants at the resort. Some of their in-house restaurants include:

  • 1888 Chop House: Brings a Modern Take on Authentic Alberta Beef
  • The Lookout Patio: Offers Tasty Bites And Handcrafted Cocktails. Enjoy One's Meal To The Backdrop of Majestic Views
  • The Vermillion Room: Serves French Classics With A Local Charm
  • Afternoon Tea: Keep The Tradition of Afternoon Tea Alive Indulging As In The Old Days
  • Waldhaus Restaurant: Their Best Hideway, Dine On the Best Bavarian Food To Be Found In The Canadian Rockies
  • Castello Italiana: Authentic and Fresh, This Serves Some of The Best Italian Food In The Region Together With Perfect Wines
  • Grapes: Enjoy Artisan Cheeses, Cured Meats, and House-Made Bread While Enjoying The Atmosphere
  • Stock Food & Drink: Go Canadian With A Locally Inspired Menu With Artisanal Food and Decadent Desserts
  • Stanley's Smokehouse: Located At Their Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, The Perfect Stop For A Meal To Hit The Spot

Willow Stream Spa

Enjoy the serene alpine sanctuary at is Willow Stream Spa and enjoy a relaxing evening pampering oneself. They offer some 27 private treatments rooms boasting majestic views. Their award-winning day spa offers stunning facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, much more. Alternatively, enjoy a massage with one's partner at one of the deluxe couple's suites as the spa.

Their treatment facilities according to their website includes:

  • 1-Multi Purpose Room
  • 4-Facial Treatment rooms
  • 2-Deluxe Suites
  • 20 Massage/Body Experience Rooms

Full Salon including:

  • 3-Manicure stations
  • 5-Pedicure stations
  • 2-Styling Stations

One of their feature treatments is the Rainbow Rejuvenation Massage. This is a personalized 60-minute experience with light to medium pressure. After one's massage enjoy a 2-hour spa facility access.

This is one of the largest country resort castles in Canada. Being nestled in amongst the Rockies inside the acclaimed Banff National Park, its backdrop and setting couldn't be any more picturesque.

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