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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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Banff Spring Private Experiences

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 National Park so special. This truly majestic winter experience will take you on an awe-inspiring night-time walk or snowshoe (depending on conditions) at Lake Minnewanka 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. 

Private 1-4 Persons
Includes: Transportation, snacks, non-alcoholic hot drinks, headlamps, snowshoes (as needed), and Fairmont guide
Dates: December – February. Daily, 6:00pm – 9:30pm. Four guests per experience (additional fees apply for more guests). Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Seasonally dependent on alpine temperature & weather.
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

johnston canyon winter EXPERIENCE

This tour is an absolute must on the bucket list. This magical experience is one of Banff’s most popular attractions over the winter season which you cannot miss! Your Fairmont Guide will equip you with all the necessities. Your only concern is to awe in the beauty that is the Johnston’s Canyon ice walk.

Private 1-4 Persons
Includes: Transportation, snacks, hot beverages, hiking poles, cleats, and Fairmont guide.
Dates: January – April (seasonally dependent on alpine temperature and weather). 8:30am – 12:30pm. Four guests per experience (additional fees apply for more guests). Tour is approximately 5.4km (3.4 miles) walking distance and 135m (443 ft.) elevation gain. Suitable for ages 8+. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.
Cost: $400 + tax

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

powder day snowshoe adventure

There is more to do in the Rockies on a Powder Day than just ski. Come for a unique Banff experience with your very own Fairmont Guide and experience snowshoeing at its best! Allow us to bring you to some of Banff’s best snowshoeing locations and learn how to properly enjoy this Canadian tradition.

Private 1-4 Persons
Includes: Transportation, lunch, non-alcoholic drinks, snowshoes, poles, and Fairmont guide.
Dates: January – April. 11:00am – 4:00pm. Four guests per experience (additional fees apply for more guests). Experience is weather dependent.
Cost: $500 + tax

All Seasons Private Experiences

Forest Bathing, Resort Activities, Fairmont Banff Springs

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: Transportation, snacks, 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: Transportation, lunch, 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. Design your own adventure around Banff National Park, whether you crave a hike, driving tour or snowshoe, it’s all up to you. 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 1-4 Persons
Includes: Transportation, picnic-style lunch and snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, water, equipment (based on seasonal needs), 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. Four guests per experience (additional fees apply for more guests).
Cost: Half Day Adventure (5 hours) – $600 + tax | Full Day Adventure – $850 + tax
*Type of adventure is weather and snow dependent.

Banff Summer Private Experiences

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: Transportation, breakfast, 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: Transportation, 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 (May to Mid-August).
5:30pm – 7:30pm (Mid-August to September).
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, snacks, 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 seasonal Private Experiences

Larch season 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. Each year in the fall the beautiful alpine larch trees change colour from green to a glowing golden.
This tour will take you to Saddleback Pass for the half day tour (5 hours) or Eiffel Lake for the full day (8 hours) among these beautiful trees in a stunning and jagged landscape. You won’t want to miss one of Canada’s most photographed seasons!

Private 1-4 Persons
Includes:
Transportation, picnic-style lunch and snacks, one non-alcoholic drink, use of Go-Pro and keepsake memory card, water, equipment (based on seasonal needs), and Fairmont guide.
Dates:
Typically mid-September (seasonally dependent on alpine temperature & weather). Departure Time, 7:00am. Four guests per experience (additional fees apply for more guests). Picnic may be moved indoors post-adventure depending on weather (seasonally dependent on alpine temperature & weather). Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.
Cost:
Half Day – $500 + tax
Full Day – $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

Ice Cleats – Based on Availability

Sleds – Based on Availability

Snowshoes – Based on Availability

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

E-BikeBased on Availability
Half Day (4hrs) –
$55 + GST (per bike)
Full Day (over 4 hrs –
$89 + GST (per bike)

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

Please note all rentals operate within the Resort Activities office hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm and need to be returned before 4:00pm

Experience The Art of Forest Bathing

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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