Cultural Programs

Discover the History of Banff National Park

Join us as we embark on activities designed to educate you and your family. From tutorials to our Heritage Experiences, there is something for everyone during your stay at the Castle. Open to guests of the hotel only.


CULTURAL PROGRAMS

Bears in the Wild 
Come join one of the representatives from Bear Safety & more as they discuss topics ranging from Black and Grizzly Bear ecology, signs of bear activity, how to avoid and what to do in a bear encounter, to fun facts and local research on bears in Banff National Park.   

Artist In Residence - In Partnership with Mountain Galleries  
Come meet and engage with our Artist in Residence first hand in the Artist Room on Lobby Level, shopping area. These local artists are some of the best Canada has to offer.   

Campfire & Marshmallows - Winter Season Only 
A tradition as Canadian as it comes! Surrounded by panoramic views, join us by a roaring fire and roast some marshmallows.

Banff Springs Heritage Experience 
Learn about the history of Fairmont Banff Springs during this 45-minute walking activity. Our knowledgeable Ambassadors will share highlights and stories that took place at this hotel, while taking you on a mini tour of the key spaces. 

Naturalist Table 
Love wildlife and have a sense of adventure? Join our Animators to learn all about nature and wildlife in Banff National Park 

GUIDED ACTIVITIES - WINTER

Wilderness Walks 
Take a walk down the Spray Trail with one of Resort Animators and learn about the local mountain landscape and wildlife that roam our beautiful local area. This is an easy walk for all guests. On occasion our canine ambassador Bear will join in on the adventure of the Wilderness Walk. For details on his walking schedule please contact Concierge. 

Tunnel Mountain Hike 
Join our qualified guide for a hike up the iconic Tunnel Mountain. Ages 13+ (recommended). Registrations are required for this activity. 

Sundance Canyon Fat Tire Bike Tour  
Join our Resort Activities Animators for a guided tour on one of our Fat Tire Bikes. You will explore local trails and learn historical & wildlife facts on this active adventure. Ages 13+ (recommended). Registrations are required for this activity. 

Stargazing 
Learn and explore the different constellations and stars seen in the Canadian Rockies. Registration is recommended for this activity.

Snowshoe 
Take a guided tour on the popular trails around the hotel. Ages 13+ (recommended). Registration is required for this activity. 

GUIDED ACTIVITIES - SUMMER 

Wilderness Walks  
Take a walk down the Spray Trail with one of Resort Animators and learn about the local mountain landscape and wildlife that roam our beautiful local area. Easy walk for all guests. 

Tunnel Mountain Hike 
Join our qualified guide for a hike up the iconic Tunnel Mountain. Ages 13+ (recommended). Registrations are required for this activity. 

Town of Banff Historical Walking Tour 
Walk through Banff's colourful history while listening to stories of the First Nations, Trailblazers, CPR and more! See Banff's landmarks as historian and author Graham MacDonald brings them to life. 

Cultural Bike Tours 
Enjoy a bike ride to the town site of Banff and learn about the local mountain landscape and area. Ages 13+ (recommended). Registration is required for this activity. 

Evening Vermillion Lake Bike 
Join us for a guided bike ride along the Bow River and Vermillion Lakes Road. This is an easy-moderate 15km return bike ride. Ages 13+ (recommended). Registrations are required for this activity. 

Sundance Canyon Bike & Hike 
Join us for a bike & hike experience at Sundance Canyon. Ages 13+ (recommended), minimum height requirement of 159cm also required. Registrations are required for this activity. 

Bike and SUP 
Bike along the Bow River to Vermillion Lake, where your Resort Activities Animator will give you a lesson on a Stand-Up Paddle Board. This is an easy-moderate 9km bike ride. Ages 13+ (recommended). Registrations are required for this activity.  

Restaurant
The Vermillion Room
The Vermillion Room welcomes you with open arms, a delectable menu and charm.

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