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Have Banff National Park all to yourself! Banff Private Experiences exclusively for you.

During your stay, we would like for you to experience the best of Banff National Park through one of Banff’s Exclusive Private Experiences by Fairmont Banff Springs. These custom itineraries are created to give our guests an experience that only Fairmont can deliver. You will get fully immersed into the landscape, history, culture and adventure that lives in the National Park

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All Seasons Private Experiences

Banff Spring Private Experiences

Forest Bathing in Banff National Park

FOREST BATHING TOUR

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. The two-hour session will provide you with an opportunity to stop and connect with nature in a way you may not have previously experienced and will allow you to incorporate the practice into your own wellness routine. 

Private 1-4 Persons 
Includes: Fairmont guide, mat and tea. Please dress comfortably and according to weather (*for the safety of our guests and colleagues, this activity will be cancelled if temperatures drop below -15ºC). 
Dates: March – October. Tuesday to Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max four persons per booking. For additional people please contact hotel directly. 
Cost: $250 + tax 

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff National Park

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. Banff has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and is well known for its turquoise lakes and jagged mountain peaks. This tour will take you to Banff’s most scenic Instagram photo spots in a couple of hours. Stops include: Surprise Corner, Mt. Norquay lookout, Lake Minnewanka and some of our hidden favourites.

Private 1-4 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK snack, one non-alcoholic drink, Fairmont guide, use of Go-Pro and keepsake memory card
Dates: October – November and April – May. Daily, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max four persons per booking. For additional people please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $300 + tax

Morant's Curve, Banff National Park

The Bucket List Tour

Join us on this private tour along one of the 10 most scenic roads in the world. Banff National Park has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. This tour will take you from Banff to Bow Summit, along Canada’s must-do drive (Icefields Parkway). You will have amazing photo opportunities at some of the most scenic photo locations in Canada. Stops include: Castle Lookout, Morant’s Curve, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Summit and some of our other hidden favourites!

Private 1-4 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK snack, one non-alcoholic drink, Fairmont guide, use of Go-Pro and keepsake memory card
Dates: October – November and April – May. Daily, 8:00am – 1:00pm. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max four guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $500 + tax

EXCLUSIVE GUIDED ADVENTURE

Create memories to last a lifetime with a private Fairmont guide. During this exclusive adventure you will hike or snowshoe* through the forests of Banff National Park and take moments to appreciate its calm serenity and beautiful scenery. You will get the opportunity to learn about local flora and fauna, hear timeless stories about Banff’s history and more! Adventure difficulty decided by guest, working with guide. Easy, moderate and challenging options are available.

Private 1-6 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, non-alcoholic drinks, ice cleats or snowshoes, poles and Fairmont guide
Dates: Year-round. Departure time: 8:30am. Length depends on chosen trail. Picnic may be moved indoors post-adventure depending on weather. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max six guests per booking. For additional
guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: Half Day Adventure – $500 + tax | Full Day Adventure – $750 + tax
*Type of adventure is weather and snow dependent

Banff Summer Private Experiences

Fairmont Banff Springs, Summer

Sunrise Hike

Allow our experienced guides to whisk you away on a private sunrise hike. Start your morning with a 360-degree view of Banff atop Tunnel Mountain. Listen to stories of the area and animals from your experienced Fairmont guide, while stopping to get those key photos. You’ll find a gourmet picnic to dine on as the sun comes up over the Canadian Rockies. Hike difficulty – moderate.

Private 4 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, one non-alcoholic drink, water & Fairmont guide
Dates: Daily, June – September. Time depends on the season (Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday). Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max two guests per booking. For additional guests, please contact the hotel directly.
Cost: $249 + tax

LAKE LOUISE & MORAINE LAKE TOUR

Enjoy a half-day tour of Lake Louise & Moraine Lake with one of our accredited Fairmont guides. Take advantage of a hassle-free experience to enjoy the most popular destinations in the Canadian Rockies. During this experience, you will have private transportation to Lake Louise where we receive priority parking at our sister property of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Here you will get to enjoy the stunning views on a guided hike along the north side of the lake. Next, be shuttled to Moraine Lake where your guide will provide insight on their favourite stops and spots. At Moraine Lake you will have 45 minutes at your leisure to explore the breathtaking scenery.

Private 4 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK breakfast, non-alcoholic drinks & Fairmont guide.
Dates: June – September (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday). Tour must be booked 72 hours in advance. Max four guests per booking. For additional guests please contact the hotel directly.
Cost: $499 + tax

VERMILION LAKES BIKE TOUR

Our Fairmont guide will take you on a private bike ride to one of the most picturesque areas in Banff National Park. Leaving from the hotel, you will bike along the Bow River and Vermilion Lakes, stopping along the way for you to take some beautiful photos and hear your guide talk about the area, mountains, and animals.

Private 4 Persons max
Includes:
Bike, helmets, water, snack & Fairmont guide.
Dates:
Daily, 5:00pm – 6:30pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday). Length 15km return. Max four guests per booking. Recommend age 13+. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost:
$199 + tax

wildlife corridor tour

Enjoy the luxury of Fairmont Banff Springs while exploring the most active wildlife corridors in the Canadian Rockies. Highlights of the tour include: the opportunity to see local wildlife, historic wildlife locations, the Bow Falls & more! During your tour you’ll stop at our Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course clubhouse for a locally-sourced charcuterie board and drink on one of the best patios in Banff.

Private 4 Persons max
Includes:
Golf cart ride, Fairmont guide, charcuterie board, one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink and water.
Dates:
Daily, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Max four guests.
Cost:
$299 + tax

Fairmont Banff Springs, Golf Course

MOUNTAIN VIEW RANGE EXPERIENCE

The left side of the practice facility at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is your private space with comfortable seating and tables, a fire pit, music and an amazing view! Target greens, a practice bunker and grass-hitting area allow you to hit a variety of shots while enjoying a bite to eat and beverages with your group.

Private
Includes: Rental golf
clubs, range balls, private area on practice facility, access to putting & chipping greens, and a grill experience (featuring a burger or sausage, french fries, cookie and one non-alcoholic drink per person). *Dress Code: We ask that you please follow our golf dress code for this activity.
Dates: Daily, June – August. 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, and 6:30pm.
Cost: 4 guests – $249/first hour; $99/one additional hour + tax. $30/hour/person + tax for additional guests.

Sundance canyon bike & hike

Enjoy the best of both worlds and adventure on this Bike and Hike experience to Sundance Canyon. Join our Resort Activities guide who will take you on this beautiful scenic route as you learn about local Banff history, see iconic landmarks, and amaze in classic Banff views.

Private
Includes: Guide, STOCK snack, bike and helmet, and water
Dates: June – September (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday). 8:30am – 11:30am. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max four guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $279 + tax

Banff Summer Luxury Small Group Tours

stanley thompson golf course cart tour

The golf cart tour is a one-hour experience that takes you around the front nine holes of our historic Stanley Thompson-designed golf course, reaching the base of Mount Rundle and the edge of the Bow River. The tour is led by a knowledgeable guide that will provide information on the golf course, history, and surrounding mountains in the area. There are a number of great photo opportunities on this tour!

10 Persons max
Includes: Golf cart, keepsake, water & Fairmont Banff Springs golf guide.
Requirements: Only two people per cart (children under six years of age may ride with the parents in the same cart). Only persons possessing a valid driver’s license may drive the golf cart.
Dates: Daily, May 15 – October 3. 5:30pm & 7:00pm. This is a group tour. Max number of guests is 10. Must be booked 24 hours in advance.
Cost: $49 + tax per person (complimentary for children under six years of age).

Banff Winter Private Experiences

NIGHT SKY EXPERIENCE

Experience the night sky like never before! Banff is home to one of the best stargazing destinations in Canada. Join us for an authentic and unique Canadian experience, stargazing and learning all about what makes the sky in Banff so special. This truly majestic winter experience will take you on an awe-inspiring night-time walk to view the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. Experience what it feels like to explore the winter forest while getting a lesson on the constellations, planets and galaxies, with included Indigenous stories. Finish the tour by enjoying a campfire, s’mores and a hot beverage at Lake Minnewanka.

Private 1-4 Persons
Includes: Transportation, campfire, s’mores kit, non-alcoholic drinks and Fairmont guide
Dates: November – February. Daily, 6:00pm – 9:30pm. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max four guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $400 + tax

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI TOUR

Whether you’re new to cross-country skiing or you’d like to learn about the surrounding area from our knowledgeable guide, this is one adventure you won’t want to miss! Do as the locals do and embrace one of this National Park’s favourite sports as you enjoy this exclusive and scenic experience with our certified guide. Our guide will work with you to determine the level of experience and select a fitting location for the tour. Please note, ski rentals are not included in this package but are available at Chateau Mountain Sports (located in the Conference Centre).

Private 1-4 Persons
Includes: Fairmont guide
Dates: February – March. Daily, 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Max four guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $300 + tax

Fairmont Banff Springs, Destination Guide, Winter

eXCLUSIVE GUIDED ADVENTURE

Create memories to last a lifetime with a private Fairmont guide. During this exclusive adventure you will hike or snowshoe* through the forests of Banff National Park and take moments to appreciate its calm serenity and beautiful scenery. You will get the opportunity to learn about local flora and fauna, hear timeless stories about Banff’s history and more! Difficulty of adventure decided by guest, working with guide. Easy, moderate and challenging options are available.

Private 1-6 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, non-alcoholic drinks, ice cleats or snowshoes, poles and Fairmont guide
Dates: Year-round. Departure time: 8:30am. Length depends on chosen trail. Picnic may be moved indoors post-adventure depending on weather. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max six guests per booking. For additional
guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: Half Day Adventure – $500 + tax | Full Day Adventure – $750 + tax
*Type of adventure is weather and snow dependent

Evening Snowshoe Tour

One of the best Banff Private Experiences is a snowshoe under the stars. This truly unique winter experience will take you on an awe-inspiring night-time walk to view the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. Experience what it feels like to be in a winter forest while getting a lesson on the constellations and Banff National Park. Finish the evening off with a campfire, s’mores and a hot beverage.

Private 1-4 Persons
Includes: campfire, s’mores kit, non-alcoholic drinks & Fairmont guide.
Dates: January – March. Daily, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max four guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $250 + tax

Seasonal Feature Experiences

Larch Madness

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. Each year in the fall the beautiful alpine larch trees change colour from green to a glowing golden. This tour will take you into the alpine to hike among these beautiful trees in a stunning and jagged landscape. You won’t want to miss one of Canada’s most photographed seasons!

Private 1-6 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK breakfast, one non-alcoholic drink, Fairmont guide, use of Go-Pro and keepsake memory card
Dates: Typically mid-September (seasonally dependent on alpine temperature & weather). Daily, 7:00am – 1:00pm. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max six guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $750 + tax

Rentals for Banff Private Experiences

Winter Rentals

Fat Tire Bike – Based on Availability
Includes: Bike, helmet & lock
1st hour – complimentary (part of resort experience fee)
Half Day
(1 hour complimentary + 3 hours = 4 hours total) – $25 per bike
Full Day
(over 4 hours) – $40 per bike

Hockey Stick – Based on Availability
Daily – $5

Ice Cleats – Based on Availability
Daily – $12

Sleds – Based on Availability
Daily – $10

Snowshoes – Based on Availability
Daily – $12

Summer Rentals

Bike – Based on Availability
Includes: Bike, helmet & lock
1st hour – complimentary (part of resort experience fee)
Half Day
(1 hour complimentary + 3 hours = 4 hours total) – $25 per bike
Full Day
(over 4 hours) – $45 per bike

Cruise Bike Trailer – Limited Availability
Full Day (over 4 hours) – $25 per trailer

Stand Up Paddle Board – Limited Availability
Includes: Inflatable paddle board, life jacket, paddle & pump
Half Day (4 hours)
$40 per board
Full Day (over 4 hours) –
$55 per board

For more details regarding our Resort Activities or to make reservations, please reach out to our Concierge Team at 403-762-6895 or e-mail.  You can also find our Resort Activities Policies here.

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