Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff

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Location - where is Fairmont Banff Springs

Tranquil Location - The Fairmont Banff Springs is located in the Banff National Park. This ‘Castle in the Rockies’ sits just above the centre of Banff, nestling in a tranquil setting of mountains and forests, overlooking the Bow River.

Free Shuttle Service - The free hotel shuttles take guests to and from the town centre (approximately 5 minute drive) and the free ski bus picks up from the hotel.

Overview - hotel description - Fairmont Banff Springs description

HistoricLuxury - In 1888 the Fairmont Banff Springs was opened and is said to be the birthplace of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Built in the style of a Scottish Baronial Castle, it is still a landmark building. The quality and range of services on offer are astounding: it's practically a resort in itself.

Excellent Facilities - The awe inspiring scenery can be admired from every corner of the hotel including the outdoor pool and hot tubs and is rivaled only by the experiences in the hotel’s very own Willow Stream Spa. There is an array of shopping on offer including gift shops and galleries featuring exclusive Canadian artists.

Dining Options - The hotel also boasts 8 different restaurants, bars and lounges to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Facilities - Fairmont Banff Springs features

  • All Rooms en suite: Yes
  • Bedrooms: Fairmont rooms, deluxe rooms, junior and executive 1 and 2 bedroom suites
  • Car Parking: Yes
  • Games or Weights Room: Yes
  • Hot tub: Yes
  • Open Fire: Yes
  • Piste/Lift: 10 minute complimentary shuttle
  • Sauna/Steam Room: Yes
  • Ski Bus: Complimentary hotel shuttle
  • Swimming Pool: Yes
  • Town centre: 10 minute walk or complimentary shuttle
  • WiFi: Yes

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

From the 764 Guestrooms and Suites on offer, there is a vast range of accommodation options, from Fairmont and Deluxe rooms to Junior and Executive 1 and 2 bedroom suites. All rooms feature the kinds of facilities one would expect and offer a variety of stunning views. For those people looking for a more boutique Fairmont experience, the Fairmont Gold service offers a more personalised service and some welcome extras including private check-in, deluxe breakfast and après-ski appetizers.

Rooms range from Fairmont rooms to 2 Bedroom Suites

Meals - food and drink in Fairmont Banff Springs

We update Fairmont Banff Springs's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Banff - about holidays in Banff - about ski holidays in Banff - about ski holidays in Banff Canada

3 ski resorts Cosy mountain town Stunning sights of the Rockies

With a slightly different ski holiday on the cards, spend your days out and about exploring the sights and ski areas of the magnificent national park (featuring some of the best scenery and slopes on the planet) – before heading downtown for hearty Canadian grub, friendly nightlife and world-renowned accommodation in one of North America’s legendary mountain towns.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Long ski holidays Non-skiers Varied terrain Expert skiers Off-piste

Banff webcam

Snow Report: Top 58cm, Bottom 58cm

Snow Forecast: 3cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 63cm

Banff trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Calgary144 km, 1hr 30
Region:Alberta, Canada
First opened:1948

Banff lift pass price last reported as $626 (Adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Fairmont Banff Springs.
Night skiing: Yes (Mt Norquay)
Banff has N S E W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing Nov - May.

Town altitude: 1,630 – 2,730m
Top of slopes:
Bottom of piste:
Vertical drop: 1070m (Sunshine Village)
Total length of trails:7748 acres / 357 runs
Longest piste:8 km
Downtown Banff is made up of traditional timber and stone buildings and arranged in a simple grid pattern, centred around the main road – Banff Avenue - that’s been purposely positioned to open up a fabulous view of Cascade Mountain. Unlike your average ski resort, winter is low season here (good news if you’re staying in town, which usually means better deals). Accommodation is mostly classic lodges and hotels, the cream of the crop being the Fairmont Springs Hotel. This ‘castle in the Rockies’ has had ...
Mt Norquay’s runs are sheltered by trees - head up on the Cascade chair for wide and easy-going greens like Temptation and Speculation. Intermediates can take the Mystic Express to several blues like Bruno’s gully, where you have the opportunity to dabble in a bit of powder. The North American Chair serves some exhilarating black diamonds (don’t miss the bumps on the Memorial Bowl) and a double diamond - Lone Pine. If you’ve been skiing elsewhere in the day, return to Norquay in time for the night skiing, wh...
The whole area is known for its laid-back après and friendly locals. In Norquay, the Cascade Lodge has a fabulous sun terrace - you could head inside to the Kika's Café for a warming cuppa but make sure you stay out to watch the sunset at least once. After a day in Sunshine village, grab a quick eat at the Burger Shack or go fine dining at The Eagle's Nest (the fantastic Alberta beef is their speciality). At the base of Lake Louise, Banded Peak Base Camp often has live music and does great BBQ food. Anothe...

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