Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Banff Springs: Our most recommended tours and activities

Banff: Eat the Castle Food Experience at Banff Springs Hotel

1. Banff: Eat the Castle Food Experience at Banff Springs Hotel

Meet your guide inside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and begin with a welcome tasting with all in-house prepared breads, meats and preserves plus a beverage pairing. Take a tour the greenhouse or micro-greenery, and mingle with the culinary team as you go behind-the-scenes to learn some pastry arts. Head to a closed to the public dining room for a formal sit down seafood and wine pairing. Meander the hallways to learn about history, art and architecture with your storytelling guide. Cozy up in the wine cellar for a private tasting and food pairing.  Access the photo archives to get a glimpse into Banff as it used to be. Receive a special parting gift and get tips on other great things to do in the area.

Banff: Wildlife and Sightseeing Minibus Tour

2. Banff: Wildlife and Sightseeing Minibus Tour

Get ready to explore the best of Banff, as you discover the history of the Bow Valley. Be picked up from your hotel in a modern minibus by your guide, and start your 3-hour experience. Learn about local wildlife while you keep watch for elk, deer, and bighorn sheep.  Visit Bow Falls, where many iconic movies from the 1950s were filmed. See the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the Castle of the Rockies. Stop at Lake Minnewanka, and learn the importance of wildlife management practices from your expert guide. Be amazed by iconic views from Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos Lookout. There will be plenty of stops along the route for you to enjoy the sights, snap photos, and walk to incredible viewpoints. At the end of your tour you'll be dropped off back in Banff.

Banff National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

3. Banff National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

Embark on a horseback riding adventure as you breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air. Approach the Bow Falls and enjoy spectacular views. Pass by the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course known as one of the most immaculately manicured courses in Canada. Continue along the edge of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course and cross through the waters once more. A partial climb up Sulphur Mountain brings you through a wooded residential area and back to the corrals. Enjoy a unique experience and cross the Spray River. On hotter days, your horse may even decide to cool itself off by splashing water onto its belly. Have an experience unlike anything else.

Banff Townsite: E-Bike Explorer

4. Banff Townsite: E-Bike Explorer

See Banff's highlights with a guided E-bike tour, traveling through Banff Townsite on a round trip with a distance of 16 km. Follow your guide and see the best of Banff Townsite on your own E-bike. Perfect for families, first-timers, and avid explorers. Discover the highlights as you pass Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Downtown and Cave, and Basin National Historic Site.

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What people are saying about Fairmont Banff Springs

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 113 reviews

I took my 11 yr. Old son. We are from Edmonton and have been to Banff many times. But we’ve never seen it like this! Our guide Jeff was AMAZING! Friendly and courteous, and he shared so much information about the town, and it’s history. He recommended places to eat and shop and visit after the tour on our own. He spoke about the wildlife in the area, resident wolves and bears and have us things to look up after about those animals. The bus was warm and clean, we really enjoyed it. Just the right length as well. I liked that Jeff didn’t try too hard in making cheesy jokes to entertain everyone. He was very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and made everyone quite comfortable. I would request him as a guide again!

Our tour guide Jeff was so knowledgeable about the area as well as so personable. I highly recommend the tour. I was travelling with my teen and she loved it as well! Loved that he went above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable (it was -27 at the beginning of our tour)

We had a great tour around Banff learning how to use the e-bikes properly. Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy going. Thank You!

Our guide Tim was fantastic would recommend to anyone looking for a way to check out the surrounding wild life and spots of Banff

It was a very informative tour and our tour guide Buck was excellent.