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.

To book this activity click here, email or call 403 762 2211

PLEASE NOTE: Activities vary by season and are weather-dependent. 


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.   

History Tour 
Learn about the beginnings of Banff National Park and the Banff Springs Hotel. This 30 minute tour is led by a Fairmont guide and will take you through a brief but fascinating history of the area. Registration required. 

Town Walking Tour 
Join one of our Fairmont guides for a walking tour in the town of Banff. You will learn local history, fun facts and more along the way! Registration required. 

Wilderness Walk  
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. Registration required. 

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

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). Registration required. 

A tradition as Canadian as it comes! Warm up by a roaring fire surrounded by panoramic views. 

Wildlife Safety Talks 
Learn about the wildlife in Banff National Park and what to do when you see these animals! This is an interactive presentation with a knowledgeable Fairmont guide. Registration required.  

Twilight Walk 
Join our Fairmont guide as they take you on a starlight walk. Learn about the National Park, hotel, nature and sky around you.  

Take a guided tour on the popular trails around the hotel. Ages 13+ (recommended). 
Registration required. 

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

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