1. Early Season Hiking
For those eager to stretch their legs and start the hiking season off with a bang there are many trails around Banff in the spring that are snow-free early into the season. From Tunnel Mountain to Sundance Canyon Trail – these spots offer some of the most picturesque scenery around. It’s always a good mountain practice to check the weather and trail conditions that might impact you. A tried and true packing tip? Layers. So whether the day starts out chilly and ends warmer, having different layers on will ensure you stay comfortable.
Did you know: Guests of the hotel are also able to sign up for our guided hikes through our Resort Activities team?
2. Relax at the Spa
Whether you spent all winter being super active or made the most of your Netflix account – nothing beats a personal spring refresh. The Fairmont Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs boasts mineral pools, a heated outdoor pool & hot tub, relaxing treatment rooms, a quiet room and a newly renovated and expanded salon (you know it’s time for that mani/pedi) and more. Still, wondering what to do in Banff in spring? Hit the spa, duh. Keep an eye out: Mid-week & spring spa offers can help you maximize your time at the Willow Stream Spa.
3. Spring Skiing
Looking for a local’s tip to enjoying spring in Banff? Banff National Park famously has a long ski season, in fact, it’s the longest non-glacial ski season in North America! So, if January and February were too cold to leave the house you have until late May to try your hand at skiing in some of the best spring conditions. With the snow a little softer, fewer crowds, and an après scene that leaves even the Oscar after-party to shame, there really isn’t a reason to miss it. Plus, with closing day drawing near you can make your money go farther with last-minute deals, mid-week specials and much more. Secret season tip: Never skied?! Not a problem, our friends at Ski Big 3 offer plenty of programming to get you out on the hill!