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Fall in Banff

Spend crisp and cozy days at Canada’s Castle in the Rockies. Experience nature’s marvelous and colourful transformation. Fall is a time for adventure and rejuvenation at Fairmont Banff Springs. Here’s your ultimate guide to discovering fall in Banff.

Banff Weather in Fall (September – November):
Average Temperature: -8°C to 13°C (18°F to 55°F)
Typical Weather: Clear, cool days with increasing snowfall towards late November


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Fall Activities

Explore the very best fall activities in Banff! Whether indulging in a private tour or participating in our plethora of on-property experiences, our activities team is here to make your time as memorable as possible.

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Whyte Museum

Enjoy complimentary access to Banff’s Whyte Museum.
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Family, Recreational & Cultural Programs

Includes trivia, bingo, scavenger hunts, and more family fun!
Banff National Park Gondola

Banff Gondola

Experience mountain views from the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain.
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Gondola & Lifts

Experience Banff National Park from a new angle - on top of a mountain peak!
Springs, Summer, Fall
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The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course combines two sure things – impressive views and masterful golf courses. Both the Stanley Thompson 18 & Tunnel Mountain 9 were designed and perfected for pure enjoyment with a strategic and challenging layout sure to win over both experts and beginners of the game. With perfectly placed bunkers and optical illusions, aplenty our courses demand the players’ undivided attention.
Fall & Spring
Morants Curve Banff National Park

Bucket List Tour

Join us on this private tour along one of the 10 most scenic roads in the world.
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Pools & Fitness Centre

Find your fitness groove in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
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Golden Skybridge

See Golden British Columbia like you've never seen it before!
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Sightseeing & Wildlife Tours

Take a tour to discover how the true Banff local lives
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Columbia Icefields Adventure

Explore Athabasca Glacier, the Glacier Skywalk and more!!
Spring, Summer & Fall
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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is a mindfulness practice born in Japan and known as Shinrin Yoku. This experience encourages participants to connect with nature in a deeper and more profound way.
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Guided Tours

Join our Fairmont professional guides for a complimentary tour exploring the local area.
Larches, Fairmont Banff Springs

Larch Valley Hike

Join us on this private adventure to experience one of the most unique and exciting times of the year in Banff National Park: Larch Season.
Hiking in Banff National Park

Running & Walking Trails

Explore some of our local trails with digital Hotel Guides and audio-guided running and walking routes. Visit RunGo for routes and guides.
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Fall Events

From getting out into the crisp autumn air to gathering together to taste fine local wines, fall in Banff offers plenty of exciting events and experiences. Discover all the season has to offer at Fairmont Banff Springs.


Taste for Adventure

Delight your taste buds and indulge your senses with the flavors of Banff National Park.
Location: Grapes, Fairmont Banff Springs
Time: October 24th:
Year Round

Vermillion Room Lunch

Experience the epitome of culinary delight with lunch at the Vermillion Room. Indulge in a symphony of flavors curated by our expert chefs, where every dish is a masterpiece crafted to tantalize your taste buds.
Location: The Vermillion Room
Time: June 12th:

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

Immerse yourself in distant lands, ignite your imagination, and delve into profound, life-changing experiences.
Location: Banff Centre
Time: October 26th:

Thanksgiving Dinner

Indulge in a luxurious Thanksgiving dinner at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, celebrating the harvest in style!
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs
Time: October 14th:

Banff Pride

Experience love, diversity, and unity at Banff Pride Week! Join us for a week of celebration in the Rockies.
Location: Various
Time: October 4th:

Hotel Ghost Tour

Embark on a hauntingly enchanting journey with the Banff Springs Hotel Ghost Tour!
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs
Time: October 31st:
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Fall Offers

Embrace the cooler season and plan your perfect fall vacation escape to Canada’s Castle in the Rockies. Our special offers and packages make it even easier to get away to Fairmont Banff Springs in the fall.

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CAA / AAA Membership Discount – Save 15% + Dining Credit

CAA / AAA members can save up to 15% off accommodation + $50 dining credit.
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Seniors Rate

Seniors can save up to 20% off our best available rate.

Alberta Resident’s Rate

Save up to 30% off accommodation when you vacation in your own backyard – Banff National Park.
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Banff Golf Vacation

Stay & Play the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course.
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Fairmont Spa Wellness Retreat

Enjoy a daily spa treatment, breakfast and parking.
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Banff Bed & Breakfast

BANFF BED & BREAKFAST Bed & Breakfast, with à la carte breakfast, gratuities & parking included.

Fairmont Gold

Enjoy a private check-in and lounge with complimentary breakfast and canapés.

Suite Life

Make the most of your stay in Banff with some extra space and some suite perks.
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Fall Blogs

Fall in Banff brings along a practically endless list of things to do and ways to explore, from inspiring gondola rides to larch hikes to paddling the cool lake water. Read all about what makes Banff National Park an unforgettable fall vacation destination on our blog.

Halloween at Fairmont Banff Springs

Halloween at Fairmont Banff Springs

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5 Things To Do at Fairmont Spa

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Wellness in Banff National Park

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Wildflower Cocktail Recipe

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Alberta Local Ingredients

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Celebrations At The Castle


6-Day Fall Banff Itinerary

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The Best Larch Hikes in Alberta

Larches, Fairmont Banff Springs

10 Things To Do in Banff This Fall

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5 Ways To Master Hygge at the Castle

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The Best Nanaimo Cheesecake Bars

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Garden & Tonic

mocktails with fried grapefruit garnish

Blanket Fever

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Virgin Cherry French 75

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Homemade Gingerale

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Mad Hatter Mocktail

Homemade Granola Bars with Peanuts and Cranberries (selective fo

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Spring salad with asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, black lentils, arugula and goat cheese on white plate.

Strawberry Arugula Salad

Dates cocoa coconut oats walnuts raw vegan balls

Healthy Power Balls

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Caramelized Shallot and Crispy Speck Dip

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Delicious Cauliflower Gratin

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Smoked Fish Dip

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Amazing Parsnip Soup

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Q&A with Paul Dixon, the Best Spa Therapist in North America

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Adopting A Pet In Banff

Bloody Mary or Caesar Cocktail on the Rocks with Lime, Celery and a Spiced Rim

The Rundle Bar Caesar Recipe

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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The Vermillion Room’s Bison Bourguignon Recipe

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Smoked Right Hand Cocktail Recipe

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Golf Fairmont Banff Springs

With the golf season nearing its close, it’s time to get on our fairways. After a great summer season on the books, the courses are in fine condition heading into the fall. Two one-of-a-kind golf courses provide memorable experiences for golfers of every skill level.

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Fall Spa Experiences

Relax and recharge with a quiet fall retreat to Fairmont Spa. Let the crisp autumn air and inspiring mountain scenery set the stage for a refreshing spa experience, whether it be a standalone treatment or full-day retreat.

Explore Every Season

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Spring in Banff opens up opportunities for even more adventure. Ski, golf, and explore the mountains as you enjoy the warming weather and longer days.

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You can’t beat summer in the Canadian Rockies. Discover the endless adventures provided by glacier-fed, turquoise blue lakes and pristine nature.

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When the snow starts falling, Banff National Park comes alive with adventurous outdoor activities to keep your days and evenings full of fun.