Morning: Banff Gondola
Afternoon: Bike Ride
Evening: Dinner at 1888 Chop House
Good morning, and welcome to your second day in Banff National Park! As you throw open the curtains and take in the views of the mountains – take a moment to reflect on the beautiful surroundings! Once you’re dressed and ready for a bite, head down to STOCK Food & Drink for a coffee and a delicious homemade breakfast. If you’re not in a rush, take a seat and watch the Castle come to life, but if you’d rather, you can take your breakfast to go and head off to your morning adventure.
Head to the Concierge desk and book your tickets for the Banff Gondola. After that, you can either wait for the Roam Bus (which is complimentary for guests of the hotel, just be sure to get your tickets from the Front Desk) or enjoy the 20-minute stroll into town to the Pursuit Hub to grab the shuttle up to the Banff Gondola. From there, enjoy your ride into the sky! At the top, you’ll be blown away by the incredible views of the six different mountain ranges in Banff National Park. The Banff Gondola also offers an interpretive exhibit, gift shops and places to grab a snack before heading down to enjoy your afternoon activity.
OUR TIP – Want to see the views that are in store for you? For a sneak peek into the views at the top of the Gondola, check out their 360 camera!
Take advantage of the complimentary bikes and e-bikes that the hotel has on the property! After you get back from your gondola adventure, head to the Gatehouse Foyer to speak to the knowledgeable Resort Activities crew. They’ll be able to help you rent out the bikes, let you know some tips and tricks about biking in Banff, and then you’ll be on your way!
Now that your full day of adventuring is coming to a close, you’ll be in for a treat come dinner time. Head down to the Castle’s flagship restaurant, 1888 Chop House (named after the year the hotel was built).
Serving the freshest local Alberta beef – a must-try when visiting the province – 1888 Chop House has become renowned for its gorgeous, intimate setting in the Castle and, even more so for the food & wine list. You’ll have a hard time picking the cut of beef you want and what sides go perfectly with it but do not fret; the outstanding service that 1888 has become known for will help guide you in choosing the best meal for you.
OUR TIP – Did you know that your service at 1888 Chop House starts with a champagne cart appearing at your table as if by magic?! Now go ahead and treat yourself; you deserve it!