The Fairmont Banff Springs is an icon of Canadian history. Built in 1888 with the laying of the Canadian Pacific Railway, it was one of a string of opulent hotels designed to tempt holidaymakers out to the Rocky Mountains. And it worked. The hotels became the destinations for wealthy Europeans looking to see Canada’s staggering mountain scenery and to climb its rocky peaks. They attracted the cream of society, with the likes of King George VI, Winston Churchill and Marilyn Monroe among the hotel’s star-studded showreel of past guests.

You can’t help but be bowled over by the Fairmont Banff Springs, or the Castle in the Rockies, as it’s known. It was modelled on a Scottish baronial castle and its austere walls contain a mind-boggling mix of restaurants, bars, lounges and grand ballrooms. Each is dotted with little nods to its historical theme, from whole suits of armour to grand thrones carved from wood. There’s a world-class spa (naturally), indoor and outdoor hot tubs and pools, marble-floored lounges and even a bowling alley. This is North American luxury at its finest, so the bedrooms are big and beautifully styled, with all the mod cons you’d expect – not to mention their heavenly beds.

The famous Fairmont breakfasts will keep you on the mountain until dinner, but you’re also just a short walk from Banff, which is full of lively restaurants, bars and shops. And when you’re ready to hit the slopes, the hotel shuttle is right outside, to whisk you up to Banff’s famous Big 3 mountains: Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise.

Fairmont Banff Springs Location:

spectacularly beautiful location · 15 minutes’ walk to Banff centre · regular shuttle to Mount Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise ski areas with up to 5 departures every morning, depending on the resort (free with Tri-Area Lift Pass) · regular shuttle to Banff Town (small extra charge) · just 15 minutes from Mount Norquay, 25 minutes from Sunshine and 45 minutes from Lake Louise.

Fairmont Rooms

Room-only basis. All rooms have hairdryer, cable TV, pay-per-view video, internet link, telephone, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, safe and bathroom with shower and WC

  • Fairmont Room – Room Size: 175 sq.ft / 16 sq.m. Bed type: One King, one Queen, two doubles or two twins. View: Limited views of hotel grounds or buildings.
  • Fairmont Mountain View Room – Room size: 175 sq.ft / 16 sq.m. Bed type: One King, one Queen, one double, two doubles or two twins. View: Spectacular mountain views.
  • Deluxe room – Room size: 200 sq.ft / 19 sq.m. Bed type : One King, one Queen or two Queen beds. View: Limited views of hotel grounds or buildings.
  • Deluxe Mountain View Room – Room size: 200 sq.ft / 19 sq.m. Bed type : One King, one Queen, two Queen or two double beds. View: Spectacular mountain views.
  • Gatehouse Room – Room size: 225 sq.ft / 21 sq.m. Bed type: One King, One Queen or two Queens. View: Limited view of hotel grounds or buildings.
  • Gatehouse Mountain View Room – Room size: 225 sq.ft / 21 sq.m. Bed type: One King. View: Spectacular mountain views.
  • Signature Suite – Room size: 550 sq.ft / 51 sq.m. Bed type: One King. View: Mountain views.
  • Fairmont Gold room – Room Size: 165 sq.ft / 15 sq.m. Bed type: One King or two Queens. View: Hotel grounds or buildings (some views are limited). These rooms are located on an exclusive private floor with its own lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast, canapes and an honour bar.

Suites and Specialty Rooms

  • Gatehouse Suite – Newly renovated and featuring electric fireplaces, these suites are ideal for small families or extended stay guests who seek the comfort of additional living space with slightly larger bathrooms. These suites feature a defined bedroom (1 x King bed or 2 x Queen beds) and limited views of hotel grounds and buildings.
  • Terrace Suite – Offers modern décor, one luxurious bedroom (1 x King bed), a grand living area, separate dining area, gas fireplace and features a large outdoor terrace with spectacular Bow Valley views. These suites include a large luxurious bathroom with a whirlpool bathtub and separate shower.
  • Gallery Suite – The ultimate castle experience, the Gallery Suite is a two bedroom, newly renovated suite combining luxury and refinement with distinctive architectural detail. A large living room with spectacular views of the Bow and Spray Valleys connects to a splendid master bedroom with King bed and a second bedroom with two double beds.

Fairmont Facilities:

one of the world’s leading luxury hotels set in its own extensive grounds · indoor and outdoor swimming pool and hot tub · extra charge for the award-winning Willow Stream Spa with mineral pool, massage and beauty treatments – free entry with any treatment · selection of 20 in-house shops · several onsite restaurants and bars · tobogganing · ice-skating rink · free basic WiFi in public areas extra charge for guest room WiFi – free with Fairmont President’s Club membership · 764 bedrooms


  • 1888 Chop house. A modern twist on the authentic chop house. A menu focussed on prime cuts of Alberta beef, sustainably sourced wild game and Ocean Wine seafood.
  • The Vermillion Room. Good looking and bold. The Vermillion Room welcomes you with open arms, a delectable menu and effortless charm. Step into a grand space that sweeps you off your feet into a beautiful brasserie with a bustling atmosphere and a menu to delight in.
  • Stanley’s Smokehouse (seasonal) . Enjoy a good old Southern barbeque at the golf course clubhouse. Shuttle service available.
  • STOCK [Food & Drink]. A locally inspired and stylishly STOCKed market that brings gourmet food and drink to Banff.
Fairmont Banff Springs Resort Fee:

Please note that the resort fee is currently $25 CAD (subject to change) per day, plus tax. This resort fee includes:

  • Unlimited business internet access in your guest room and public spaces plus local and toll-free calls.
  • Press Reader electronic newspaper service.
  • Access to hotel pools (excluding the Willow Stream Spa) and 24-hour fitness centre including daily fitness & yoga classes.
  • Use of tennis courts, driving range and sport fields (golf equipment rentals not included).
  • Ski, bike and golf club valet service and storage.
  • Heritage tours of the hotel.
  • Shuttle service to the Waldhaus Restaurant & Pub, Golf Course Clubhouse. Shuttle service to the townsite of Banff (upon availability).
  • Numerous seasonal family activities including nature hikes, campfires, movie nights and more.
  • Bellman / Doorman gratuity.

Fairmont Banff Springs Ski Holiday Prices

Low Season
Price includes 6 Days Lift Pass and Return Transfers. Flights available on request
High Season
Price includes 6 Days Lift Pass and Return Transfers. Flights available on request