3 Days in Banff National Park – Spring
Admittedly 3 days in Banff National Park, regardless of the time of year, is not enough to see and do everything. Still, if you are ok with jam-packing your days, this itinerary will allow you to see some really cool things, get those iconic pictures and will give you enough of a taste to plan a return trip.
Morning: Tunnel Mountain Sunrise Hike & Breakfast at STOCK Food & Drink
Afternoon: Gondola with lunch at the top
Evening: Dinner & drinks at the Castle
You have three days in Banff, and you have to make the most of it – so if you expected this itinerary to encourage sleeping in, wrong place. Plus, when was the last time you could brag to friends that you did a sunrise hike – insert jaw-dropping Instagram photos here.
Time to get moving! A local secret to hiking in Banff National Park is hitting the trails before anyone else can. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views and fewer crowds. Grab a coffee at STOCK Food & Drink and head to the Tunnel Mountain Trailhead. Fairmont Banff Springs also offers a guided Sunrise Hike to guests staying in-house – this option also provides a certified guide who can share some really incredible stories and facts about life in Banff National Park.
Tunnel Mountain is a moderate 4km (there and back) hike, which gives you some really incredible views of the town of Banff & The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. Our tip – bring crampons as it can become a little icy this time of the year.
After your hike, which depending on fitness levels, shouldn’t take more than an hour, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the town of Banff. After exploring the town, take the trail along the river back to the hotel to prepare for your afternoon adventure!