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Whether you are passing through the town or are here for a longer stay, the rich history of the town and the wilderness surrounding it are here for you to enjoy. There is no better way to get to know us or our home then by visiting some of our local attractions. Take that well deserved time off and discover something new.

BANFF GONDOLA

Journey to the top of the Banff Gondola to see a whole new side of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This mountaintop experience showcases a spectacular panoramic of Banff National Park and will heighten every one of your senses.

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BANFF UPPER HOT SPRINGS

For over a hundred years travellers have ventured to the Banff Upper Hot Springs to "take the waters" and to soak in the steamy hot mineral rich water. All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in the splendid and historic spa - against a spectacular alpine scenery.

Soak Here

THE WHYTE MUSEUM

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff introduces visitors to the history and culture of this unique mountain area. The museum offers a glimpse of the "spirit of the wilderness" through displays and programs. Its galleries feature the largest collection of Canadian Rockies art and historical artifacts. 

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CAVE AND BASIN

Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the birthplace of Canada's National Park system, which began here in 1885. The growth and development of Canada's national parks are celebrated in interactive displays.

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BOWLING & ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Whether you're a seasoned bowler or you are just looking for some family fun, the Banff Springs Bowling Centre has something for everyone! The alley is equipped with 4 lanes of 5-pin bowling, Ping-Pong tables, pool table, and a fully licensed snack bar.

Let's Bowl Here

HISTORICAL HOTEL TOURS

Join us as we take you through a tour of our "Castle in the Rockies." Come and explore the grand halls of our heritage resort in Canada's first National Park! Your room key is all you will need for admission. Please contact the Concierge for the tour schedule.

Go Back In Time Here

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

In partnership with Mountain Galleries, Fairmont Banff Springs is pleased to continue our Artist in Residence program. Each month we select an artist from our collection to enjoy a week of painting demonstrations in the Art Room. Guests are encouraged to converse with the artists about their work and visit the gallery afterward.

Become Inspired Here

MUSEUMS & BANFF HISTORICAL SITES

All around the town of Banff you will be able to find a wonderful array of museums and historic sites, showcasing the rich history and significance of Banff. Some of the highlights of Banff historic sites and museums are as follows:

  • Banff Park Museum National Site of Canada
  • Lower Bankhead abandoned mining town
  • Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum 

PRIVATE GUIDE SERVICES

Winters in the Canadian Rocky Mountains are nothing short of majestic. Explore the grandeur of frozen canyons; be in awe at the pillars of blue that tower above; snowshoe through untouched valleys of snow and take in the vastness of the surrounding mountains...the options are limitless! We have access to some of the best guides, certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, ready to tailor an adventure to your needs.

Please contact the Concierge Desk for the Interpretive Walking and Hiking options that are available in our area.

SPORTS EQUIPMENT RENTALS

The following options are available in order to help you play outside in your favourite way:

  • Fairmont Banff Springs: We offer complimentary use of BMW Mountain Bikes for Fairmont Presidents Club Members (based on availability).
  • Chateau Mountain Sports: This all-season mountain equipment retailer is located on the lobby level of Fairmont Banff Springs. They offer a wide selection of brands as well as bike rentals in the summer.
  • Soul Ski & Bike: Rentals of any type of bike from town bikes, road bikes to mountain bikes. See the Concierge for a 10% discount coupon for Fairmont guests. Reservations are available online.
  • Bactrax: Rental of a variety of outdoor equipment from bikes, scooters, backpacks, strollers, tents, etc. See the Concierge for a 10% discount coupon for Fairmont guests.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Please see the Concierge team for full details on any of the following activities or for more suggestions:

  • Shop in the hotel and the Town of Banff.
  • Visit the Parks Canada Visitor Centre on Banff Avenue, offering a variety of great interpretive displays.
  • Relax in our indoor and outdoor pools or work out in our fitness center and yoga stretch room.
  • Borrow a board game from the Concierge Desk.
  • Borrow a local area guide book from the Concierge and peruse it in a comfortable armchair in the Riverview Lounge or Stanley Thompson wing.
  • Watch a new release movie at the Lux Cinema in Banff.
  • See a live performance of music or dance at he Banff Centre for Performing Arts in Banff.

Should you require any further information or arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact the Concierge. It would beour pleasure to help make your stay with us as seamless and outstanding as possible.

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