One of the oldest and most iconic mountain hotels in Canada; The Fairmont Banff Springs offers guests a luxury hotel with everything a family should need on a ski holiday in North America. Modelled on a Scottish baronial castle it stands proudly on its own amongst a stunning landscape and is as opulent inside as it is imposing on the outside. Families coming here will benefit from a stay in a unique hotel, enjoying all of life’s little luxuries and creating some lasting memories that will be hard to beat. 

The hotel is room-only (optional upgrades to include a full American breakfast), but has more than enough facilities to keep you going if you decide never to set foot outside during your stay. There are over 20 shops, various restaurants and bars, ballrooms, a beautiful spa (adults only) and it even comes with its own ice-skating rink. There’s a regular shuttle bus giving you access to the slopes and babysitting services are available on request if you decide you want to sit amongst the luxurious furnishings (think sets of armour, wooden carvings and heavy drapes) and enjoy some sophisticated adult-only time. While the hotel does welcome children, we would recommend it for families with older children.

Rooms are spacious and richly furnished, with huge beds, swathes of fabric and heavy dark furniture and can sleep up to four people in a King bed and either two Queen beds or a double bed. 


The Fairmont Banff Springs is located just under 2 hours' drive from Calgary airport.

The Fairmont Banff Springs

What to expect

Ski Slopes < 1km
Outdoor pool
On-site shop
Indoor pool
Fitness Suite
Family rooms


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Babysitting service available (on request; extra cost).

Stunning location of The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Stunning location of The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Bedroom at The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Bedroom at The Fairmont Banff Springs.


757 rooms and suites - all on a room-only basis.

All rooms have a hairdryer, cable TV, internet, telephone, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, safe and bathroom with shower and toilet. Cots and roll-away beds can be provided on request.

Fairmont rooms sleep up to 4 people with a king bed/queen bed and two single beds or two double beds.

Deluxe rooms as above but larger. 

Junior suites sleep up to 4 people with one king bed and living area with double bed. Views of the valley. 

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Dining at The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Dining at The Fairmont Banff Springs.


Indoor and outdoor pool.

Spa (extra cost; treatments available).


Golf course.

Ice rink.

Restaurants and bars (pre-bookable breakfast option).

On-site shops.

WiFi (free in public areas and extra cost for bedrooms).

Shuttle bus service to local town and ski lifts.