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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

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff National Park

Photography Add-On

This add-on’s primary focus is taking photos of you and the scenery, while you are being guided to some of our favourite locations in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Our favourite local photographer will join you and our guide, on your journey capturing your experience with their camera and Go-Pro. No hassle, no spoiled moments, just an enjoyable private experience in Banff. Our photographer will also spend some time discussing photography in the mountains and giving a couple tips on how to capture the great scenery for yourself. At the end of the experience, you will be provided a link where photos of your experience will be ready for you to print, share with friends or on social media.

Includes: Photographer, 25 photos sent via online site and unedited SD card from Go-Pro.
Dates: Available Friday afternoon – Sunday. Must be booked 4 days in advance.
Cost: $299 + GST

Fall & Spring Private Experiences

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff National Park

Banff Scenic Photo 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 hours. Stops include: Surprise Corner, Banff sign, Mt. Norqauy lookout, Lake Minnewanka, and some of our hidden favourites.

Private 2 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK snack, non-alcoholic drinks, Fairmont guide, use of Go-Pro and keepsake memory card
Dates: October – December 16 and April 1 – May 31 Daily, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max two persons per booking. For additional people please contact hotel directly
Cost: $199 +tax

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff National Park

Lake Louise Tour

Enjoy a half day tour to Marble Canyon and Lake Louise with one of our accredited Fairmont guides. During this private experience, you will view the Continental Divide on the boundary of Alberta and British Columbia, hike along the edge of Marble Canyon and then spend 1.5 hours at Lake Louise, where you can join our guide on a guided walk around the lake, or spend at your own leisure.

Private 2 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, non-alcoholic drinks, Fairmont guide
Dates: October – December 16 and April 1 – May 31. Daily, 12:30pm – 6:00pm. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max two persons per booking. For additional people please contact hotel directly
Cost: $499 +tax

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff National Park

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
Includes: Bike, helmets, water, STOCK snack & Fairmont guide.
Dates: October – December 16 and April 1 – May 31. Daily, 9:30am – 11:30am. Length 15km return. Max four persons per booking. Recommend age 13+. For additional people please contact hotel directly
Cost: $199 +tax

Winter Experiences

Fairmont Banff Springs, Winter

Snowshoe Tour – private experience

Join us on this exclusive private experience – a guided adventure around some of Banff’s great snowshoe trails, and experience winter with one of our experienced Fairmont guides the way they like to experience it – as a mix of fun, challenge, and learning, combined with the simple enjoyment of being outside in nature. We’ll stop for a hot cocoa along the way and finish with a nice picnic lunch.

Private 4 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, non-alcoholic drinks, Fairmont guide, snowshoes & poles
Dates: January – March. Daily, 12:30pm – 4:30pm. Duration of trip depends of trail chosen. Tour must be booked 48 hours in advance. Max 4 guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $349 +tax

Fairmont Banff Springs, Winter

Evening Snowshoe Tour

One of the best Banff Private Experiences is 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 campfire, s’mores and a hot beverage at our Gatehouse Gazebo.

Private 2 Persons
Includes: campfire, s’mores kit, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks & Fairmont guide.
Dates: January – March. Daily, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Max two guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $199 +tax

LAKE LOUISE TOUR PRIVATE Experience

Enjoy a half day tour to Marble Canyon and Lake Louise with one of our accredited Fairmont guides. During this private experience in Banff, you will stop at the Continental Divide on the boundary of Alberta and British Columbia, hike along the edge of Marble Canyon and then spend 1.5 hours at Lake Louise, where you can join our guide on a guided walk around the lake, or spend at your own leisure. Winter – Snowshoe Lake Louise or Ice Skate the lake during the 1.5 hour time

Private 2 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, non-alcoholic drinks, Fairmont guide, snowshoes, poles & skates included
Dates: October – December 16 and April 1 – May 31. Daily, 12:30pm – 5:00pm. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max two persons per booking. For additional people please contact hotel directly
Cost: $499 +tax

Fairmont Banff Springs, Winter

Grotto Canyon ICe Walk Tour

Join our Fairmont guide as you hike the creek bed through a narrow canyon, past unusual rock formations and spectacular icefalls – a private experience in Banff not to be missed. Among the best Banff Private Experiences, to walk directly on the ice, and on the creek bed floor gives you a unique view of the canyon. Your guide will point out the stunted pine forest and hidden ancient native pictographs, which were likely created by Hopi visitors from the Arizona region. The symbols have many possible meanings and origins and you will learn more about First Nation history in the Bow Valley.

Private 2 Persons
Includes: Transport, snack, non-alcoholic drinks, Fairmont guide, ice cleats & poles
Dates: January – March. Daily, 8:30am – 11:30am. Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Max two guest per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly
Cost: $249 +tax

Evening Grotto canyon ice walk tour

Top of the list in Banff Private Experiences – Put on your headlamp and join our Fairmont guide as you hike the creek bed through a narrow canyon, past unusual rock formations and spectacular icefalls. The evening ice walk is all about heightening your senses, appreciating the darkness, and enjoying the silence of a night spent beneath the stars. At one point, the group turns out their lights and you’re immersed in the peaceful stillness of a winter night. Along the way, your guide will highlight hidden ancient native pictographs by powerful flashlight and pause for moments of darkness and quiet to foster an appreciation for spending time in the canyon at night.

Private 2 Persons
Includes: Transport, snack, non-alcoholic drinks, Fairmont guide, snowshoes & poles
Dates: January – March. Daily, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Max two guest per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly
Cost: $249 +tax

VERMILION LAKES FAT BIKE TOUR

Join our Fairmont guide on one of the most uniquely Banff Private Experiences – a fat-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
Includes: Fat Tire Bike, helmets, water, STOCK snack & Fairmont guide.
Dates: January – March Daily, 9:30am – 11:30am. Length 15km return. Max four persons per booking. Recommend age 13+. For additional people please contact hotel directly
Cost: $199 +tax

Summer in Banff Private Experiences

Fairmont Banff Springs, Summer

Sunrise Hike

Allow our experience 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 2 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, one non-alcoholic drink, water & Fairmont guide
Dates: May – October 1. Time depends on season. Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Max two guest per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly
Cost: $199 +tax

Fairmont Banff Springs, Summer

Romantic Alpine Hike

Create memories to last a lifetime with our Romantic Alpine Picnic Package. During this private hike, wind through forests of Banff National Park and take moments to appreciate its calm serenity, later you’ll find a gourmet picnic to enjoy during your hike or post hike. Hike difficulty decided by guest, working with guide. Easy, moderate and hard hike options available.

Private 2 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, one non-alcoholic drink, water, hiking poles & Fairmont guide.
Dates: May – August. Daily, 10:30am – 3:00pm. Time length depends on chosen trail. Picnic may be moved indoors post hike depending on weather. Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Max two guest per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly
Cost: $349 +tax

STAND up paddle board & picnic

Stand up Paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the most popular water sports across the world today, and what better place to try it for the first time than on one of Alberta’s beautiful mountain lakes? Paddlers can glide across tranquil water while enjoying the majestic backdrop oof Cascade Mountain to the east, Mt Aylmer and Spectral Peak to the North, and Mt Girouard to the west. Start or finish your Banff private experience with a STOCK picnic.

Private 2 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK picnic Inflatable paddle board, lifejacket, & Fairmont guide
Dates: July 1 – October 1. Daily, 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Recommend age 13+. For additional guests please contact hotel directly
Cost: $199 +tax

EVEning vermilion lake bike tour

As part of our Banff Private Experiences, 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: May 1 – October 1. Daily, 5:15pm – 7:00pm. Length 15km return. Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Max four guest 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 corridor in the Canadian Rockies. This tour will showcase not only amazing wildlife, but jaw-dropping views and will share secrets of the hotels past. Highlights of the tour include: active bear corridors, coyote dens, the Marilyn Monroe dedication plaque, the Bow Falls & more. After your tour comes to an end – you’ll end at our renowned Stanley’s Smokehouse (the best patio in Banff), where our culinary team will have prepared for the group a locally-sourced charcuterie board, paired with a drink!

Private 4 Persons max
Includes: Golf cart ride, Fairmont guide, snack, one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink, and water
Dates: June 1 – September 27. Daily, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Max four guest per booking
Cost: $249 +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) – $40 per bike

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) –
$50 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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