Fairmont Banff Springs

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Fairmont Banff Springs: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Banff National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

    1. 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.

    Honestly, it was a good experience... the 2 ladies were very helpful and friendly. It was my first time ever riding a horse and getting near to a horse. Instructions were simple. My horse though was so hungry and kept stopping to eat. It was very strong that when he decided to eat, my arm strength was not enough to pull his head up ( and i was worried to upset him too). Also my horse kept hitting the horse in front him and run toward the horse in front of him.( even if i keep space and try to stop him) I was thinking maybe i was doing something wrong, but i observed all other horses were quite and obedient. Overall i think it was good experience and staff were helpful. I just think my luck qas not the best of getting a hungry horse who was in a mood haha.

  • Banff: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

    2. Banff: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

    Embark on a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to explore the main sights of Banff in a fun, romantic, and authentic way. Each carriage can hold up to 6 passengers. Choose from 3 regular tours from downtown Banff. The Downtown Banff carriage ride is a 15-minute ride that takes you through the town and along the Bow River. Pass by many of the original homesteads of Banff, each having a story to tell. From the Bow River, pass by Banff’s Central Park and back onto Banff Avenue for your return to downtown. The Bow River carriage ride is a 30-minute ride that takes you over the Bow River and past the Indian Trading Post onto one of Banff’s prestigious residential streets. Follow the Bow River and loop back to downtown, crossing the Bow River again before returning to downtown Banff. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel ride is a 1-hour carriage ride along the Bow River and past Central Park. Conti...

    Assistance with just 2 steps up from Mike... made a bucket list check mark for one 78 yr old man who just about lost his life to cancer just 2 months ago. These moments will be treasured for always... thank you Mike.

  • Banff Townsite: E-Bike Explorer

    3. 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.

    Chris was an amazing guide, we weren't expecting all the places he took us too. The ebikes were awesome, my wife and I enjoyed the ride and the hills too :). Overall, if you can ride a bike...you can handle this amazing scenic ride.

  • Banff: Eat the Castle Food Experience at Banff Springs Hotel

    4. 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.

    If you love food or history, or both, you will love this tour. If you enjoy top notch food and drinks in a beautiful setting, steeped in rich history, you will love this tour. If your significant other signs you up and you would rather get a root canal, you will also love this tour. Seriously, that’s what happened to my husband. He loved it as much as I did. We ate well and learned much. We would take this tour all over again next week if we could. Thank you Karen and team for an amazing experience!

  • Banff: Winter Wildlife and Sightseeing Minibus Tour

    5. Banff: Winter 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 frozen 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.

    King Family from Edmonton! We had a wonderful experience . Of course the views were amazing, It’s Banff! But the cherry on top was our Guide named JEFF. I can’t say enough food things about him. He was not only professional and on time. He was extremely friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. He made the trip that much better!! He was also a very good driver :) Thank you Jeff for a great experience :)

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What people are saying about Fairmont Banff Springs

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Chris was an amazing guide, we weren't expecting all the places he took us too. The ebikes were awesome, my wife and I enjoyed the ride and the hills too :). Overall, if you can ride a bike...you can handle this amazing scenic ride.

Assistance with just 2 steps up from Mike... made a bucket list check mark for one 78 yr old man who just about lost his life to cancer just 2 months ago. These moments will be treasured for always... thank you Mike.

Amazing and very competent trail guides. Horses were well mannered and was an excellent experience.

Amazing activity, had a lot of fun, amazing guides and would definitely recommend it to everyone!

Excellent tour ans experience with our tour guide Jeff