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The Fairmont Banff Springs

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(* Lowest nightly rate based on stay from 07/20/2015 to 07/24/2015)
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Rooms: 768
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The Fairmont Banff Springs
Box 960
405 Spray Avenue
Banff T1L 1J4
  • AAA Four Diamond Award
Banff National Park in the heart of the Canadian Rockies

Hotel Overview

Few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, hospitality and scenery of The Fairmont Banff Springs. Its unique blend of opulence and seclusion has been a symbol of Rocky Mountain magnificence for more than a century. Styled after a Scottish baronial castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs offers stunning vistas, championship golf courses, unparalleled skiing, classic cuisine and Willow Stream, a world class European-style spa. Experience our Banff hotel's timeless beauty and luxurious comfort surrounded by Canada's breathtaking pristine wilderness.

After seven years of award winning and successful operation, our Banff Springs spa "the Willow Stream Spa " received a 2.3 million dollar facelift in the Fall of 2003. This renovation enables the Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs to stay at the forefront of the spa industry, offering first class pampering surrounded by majestic mountain beauty.

This renovation captures the spirit and ambience of the mountains and reflects the image and elegance of the newly restored Fairmont Banff Springs. Our breathtaking Spa is now 38,000 square feet and completely refurbished. William Van Horne, General Manager of Canadian Pacific Railways, is credited with recognizing the tourist potential of the hot springs near the station of Banff. His vision was fueled by the philosophy "If we can't export the scenery, we will import the tourists" and thus began the campaign to design a luxury hotel amidst the beautiful mountain scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

To travel there, the visitors would naturally arrive via the Canadian Pacific Railway, and Van Horne proposed the establishment of a series of luxury hotels along the railway line through the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains.

In 1886, Van Horne commissioned Bruce Price of New York, one of the foremost architects of the day, to draw up plans for a hotel to be built above the confluence of the Bow and the Spray Rivers overlooking the beautiful Bow Valley. The furniture for the hotel was made by Castle & Son Manufacturing of Montreal, and the pieces are exact replicas of original designs from European castles and manor houses.

The Fairmont Banff Springs has been open year round since 1969, and since that time, all the rooms have been remodelled, as have the swimming pool and health facilities. In the spring of 1989, a new golf clubhouse and nine additional holes were added to the Banff Springs Golf Course, rolling out 27 holes of spectacular mountain golf. With the need for expansion, a $23 million state-of-the-art conference centre opened in January 1991, increasing the total meeting space to 76,000 sq ft. In August 1995, the hotel opened Solace - The Spa, its fabulous European-style spa. The Fairmont Banff Springs continues to follow Van Horne's dictum of dynamic expansion and excellence. Offering something for vacationers and business visitors alike, it also endures as a meeting place for the world's fashionable and wealthy. On March 22, 1992, The Fairmont Banff Springs was declared a historical site by the Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

The Fairmont Banff Springs offers all the amenities of a world-class resort, with 768 superbly appointed guest rooms and attentive, personalized service. From cozy rooms tucked away in quiet corners of the castle to spacious suites with sweeping Alberta mountain views, The Fairmont Banff Springs has the perfect room for you.

Amenities & Activities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Babysitting or Child Care
  • Barber/Hair Stylist
  • Concierge Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Restaurant on site

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