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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.

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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.

Year-Round
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Banff Adventures

Explore winter and summer in Banff National Park with Banff Adventures.
Year-Round
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Exclusive Guided Adventure

Design your own adventure around Banff National Park, whether you crave a hike, driving tour or snowshoe, it’s all up to you.
Year-Round
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Family, Recreational & Cultural Programs

Includes trivia, bingo, scavenger hunts, and more family fun!
Year-Round
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Gondola & Lifts

Experience Banff National Park from a new angle - on top of a mountain peak!
Fall & Spring
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Bucket List Tour

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

Find your fitness groove in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
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Bowl Valley, Five Pin & Pints

Join us for bowling and a bite to eat at Bowl Valley, located in the Conference Centre.
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Banff Gondola

Experience mountain views from the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain.
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Alpine Air Adventures

Explore the best of Banff with Alpine Air Adventures.
Year-Round
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Whyte Museum

Enjoy complimentary access to Banff’s Whyte Museum.
Year-Round
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Glacier Skywalk

Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more, on an exciting cliff-edge walkway
Summer
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Golden Skybridge

See Golden British Columbia like you've never seen it before!
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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.
Springs, Summer, Fall
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Golf

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.
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Wildlife Tours

Take a tour to discover how the true Banff local lives
Seasonal/Fall
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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.
Fall & Spring
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Banff Scenic Insta Tour

Join us on this private adventure around some of Banff’s greatest photo locations, while learning about the history, mountains and Banff National Park with our Fairmont accredited guide.
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Columbia Icefields Adventure

Explore Athabasca Glacier, the Glacier Skywalk and more!!
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Complimentary Roam Transit

Explore Banff like a local with a complimentary ROAM Transit pass
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Canyon Walks

Take a tour of the incredible photogenic Johnston’s Canyon.
Fall, Spring, Summer
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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.
Year-Round
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WOW Banff

WOW Banff offers a variety of multi-language tour experiences around Banff & Lake Louise.
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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.

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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.

Spring
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Banff Golf Vacation

Stay & Play the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course.
Spring
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Fairmont Spa Package

Enjoy a daily spa treatment, breakfast and parking.
Spring
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Seniors Rate

Seniors can save up to 20% off our best available rate.
Spring
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Alberta Resident’s Rate

Save up to 30% off accommodation when you vacation in your own backyard – Banff National Park.
Spring
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CAA / AAA Membership Discount

CAA / AAA members can save up to 30% off accommodation.
Year-Round
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Fairmont Gold

Enjoy a private check-in and lounge with complimentary breakfast and canapés.
Year-Round
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Banff Bed & Breakfast

BANFF BED & BREAKFAST Bed & Breakfast, with à la carte breakfast, gratuities & parking included.
Winter, Spring
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Embrace the Season

Celebrate the magic of winter in Banff with up to 25% off using this hotel offer.
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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.

Celebrate
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Celebrations At The Castle

Fall
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Wellness in Banff National Park

Fall
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Wildflower Cocktail Recipe

Fall
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The Best Nanaimo Cheesecake Bars

Fall
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6-Day Fall Banff Itinerary

Fall
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The Best Larch Hikes in Alberta

Fall
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10 Things To Do in Banff This Fall

Fall
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Alberta Local Ingredients

Fall
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Garden & Tonic

Fall
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Blanket Fever

Fall
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Virgin Cherry French 75

Fall
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Homemade Gingerale

Fall
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Mad Hatter Mocktail

Fall
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5 Things To Do at Fairmont Spa

Fall
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3 Days In Banff National Park This Spring

Fall
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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Fall
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Strawberry Arugula Salad

Fall
Dates cocoa coconut oats walnuts raw vegan balls

Healthy Power Balls

Fall
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Caramelized Shallot and Crispy Speck Dip

Fall
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Delicious Cauliflower Gratin

Fall
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Smoked Fish Dip

Fall
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Amazing Parsnip Soup

Fall
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5 Ways To Master Hygge at the Castle

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

Fall
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Adopting A Pet In Banff

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

The Rundle Bar Caesar Recipe

Fall
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Fall
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The Vermillion Room’s Bison Bourguignon Recipe

Fall
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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

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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Summer

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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Winter

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