A Week in Banff National Park – Spring
There’s a lot you can see and do in Banff in a week. From spring skiing to early-season hiking and everything in between, we’ve broken down the best things you can do in a week in Banff National Park this spring.
Morning: Tunnel Mountain Sunrise Hike & Breakfast In Town
Afternoon: Gondola with lunch at the top
Evening: Dinner & drinks at the Castle
Starting your day with an early hike in Banff is actually something that locals like to keep as their secret – the town is quiet, and the views are legendary! Gather a bottle of water and a granola bar, which you can find 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.
You’ve made it to the trailhead of Tunnel Mountain and are ready to get your heart pumping. 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 have plenty of time to explore the town of Banff. You’ll find art galleries, museums, shops and some exciting restaurants and bars. After exploring the town, take the trail along the river back to the hotel to prepare for your afternoon adventure!