Rejuvenate in the Rockies at The Fairmont Banff Springs
The Banff Springs is a proud member of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, North America’s largest luxury hotel company, with a global reputation for quality and excellence. A lavish historical railway hotel, The Fairmont Banff Springs was designed on stylistic fundamentals and appearance from manors, tower houses and castles of the Renaissance period in Scotland. Designed and planned by world-renowned architect Bruce Price in 1886, the hotel was constructed more than a hundred years ago by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
The Canadian Rocky Mountains act as the backdrop for the hotel, which is located just above the Bow Falls, and nearby natural hot springs. The hotel occupies a large area leased from the Banff National Park and is walking distance away from the community of Banff. The central view from the hotel is that of Mount Rundle, a mountain popular with locals and tourists alike for its relatively moderate hiking.
Over time the hotel has undergone a widespread restoration, yet its original splendor has not been affected. The original wooden hotel burnt down in 1926, and was reconstructed larger and in its existing state beginning in 1928. A major feature of the change and evolution of the hotel is the addition of a world class European-style spa, Willow Stream. Receiving a $2.3 million facelift in 2003, Willow Stream continues to lead the spa industry, providing guests first class service in a spectacular mountain setting. Combined with incomparable skiing, mouth-watering cuisine, celebrated golf courses, and spectacular mountain-scapes, The Fairmont Banff Springs offers its guests the experience of eternal magnificence and plush comfort in an unspoiled wilderness.
On site, the hotel provides all guests with the opportunity to fulfill holiday dreams. Hit the links for a round of golf on the Banff Springs Golf Course. The original 18-hole course is complemented with an adjacent nine holes, providing guests plenty of fairways to hack away at. Three astoundingly beautiful ski areas accentuated by a snow school provide visitors with ample opportunity to learn to ski down or through the Rockies. Looking to relax inside? Throw a strike at the Bowling Center, where four lanes and a lounge give travellers a meeting area and a perfect place for friends and family to roll and relax. Need a little more animation in your activity? Summon up your inner John McEnroe and hit the hotels tennis courts. Who knows you may have an ace up your sleeve. Don’t like McEnroe? Then how about a different John, John Wayne. Situated right next to the tennis courts is the hotels horseback riding facility, where participants can saddle up like the Duke and see How The West Was Won. Is your back sore after a day of galloping through the gorgeous terrain of Banff? Let loose at the award winning Willow Stream Spa, energetic spa specialists will alleviate the bumps and bruises of your long day on the dusty trail.
The dining experience at the hotel reflects the lavishness and service expected from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Presenting an abundance of varied classical, local and modern cuisine throughout the hotel’s 12 esteemed eateries, The Fairmont Banff Springs offers exceptional cuisine for any occasion or mood.
The variety of traditional, regional and contemporary dining experience available at The Fairmont Banff Springs is as vast as the majestic parkland surrounding the resort.
To please your taste buds – healthy cuisine, superb steaks or classical Canadian fare, are available to fulfill your appetite after a day of activity in the Rockies. Upon arrival at the hotel, all guests will receive a weekly dining guide to aid and assist the decision making of even the most delicate of pallets. If you choose to make your room reservations online, you can also arrange for your dining reservations in advance, through our website.
A precious moment on top of the world. Where the purity of oxygen fills the spirit to the very core, intoxicating with its strength and yet, all at once, breathtaking. Sweeping vistas of mountains, sculpted by time and ice, rise to embrace a clear blue sky. Rolling green valleys cradle glaciers, rivers and emerald lakes. And the land, with its power to heal, bubbles to the surface.
Reminiscent of the hot springs that beckoned travelers more than 100 years ago, the pulsating waterfalls and the mineral pool in the heart of the spa rejuvenate tired muscles and soothe uneasy spirits. The intensity of oxygen inspires clarity of thought and renews strength of purpose.
Willow Stream brings to life the exclusive healing powers of the alpine air, the sacred waters and mountain magic. Drawing energy from the mountains, the quiet sanctuary helps balance the rhythms of your body to reawaken your senses.
It’s nature at peak performance.
Whether you come for the food, the never ending list of activities or to relish in the crisp, clean mountain air you will enjoy every moment of your stay with us at The Fairmont Banff Springs – the Castle in the Rockies.
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