Skip to content
Banff Activities, Winter, Fairmont Banff Springs
Private experiences
Featured Offer

GET REAL – EXPERIENCE IT ALL

Make the most of the real world with up to 30% off your stay

Book now

< Back to Resort Activities

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

Have any questions or need more info? Email or call 403 762 2211

BOOK AN ACTIVITY

All Seasons Private Experiences

Fairmont Banff Springs, Resort Acitivites

Photography PACKAGE

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 of tips on how to capture the great scenery for yourself. At the end of the experience, you will be provided with a link where photos of your experience will be ready for you to print, share with friends or on social media. Must be booked 4 days in advance.

Includes: Photographer, photos sent via online site and unedited SD card from Go-Pro.
Cost: $220 for 30 minutes with a minimum of 20 photos | $340 for 1 hour with a minimum of 35 photos | $460 for 2 hours with a minimum of 60 photos

Banff Winter Private Experiences

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! Hike difficulty decided by guest, working with guide. Easy, moderate and challenging hike options are available.

Private 1-6 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, non-alcoholic drinks, ice cleats or snowshoes, poles and Fairmont guide
Dates: October 11 – December 16, 2021 and January – April, 2022. Departure time: 9:00am. Length depends on chosen trail. Picnic may be moved indoors post-hike 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 Hike – $500 + tax | Full Day Hike – $750 + tax
*Hike/snowshoe is weather and snow dependent

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 a campfire, s’mores and a hot beverage.

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 72 hours in advance. Max two guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $199 + tax

Banff Fall & Spring Private Experiences

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 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

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! Hike difficulty decided by guest, working with guide. Easy, moderate and challenging hike options are available.

Private 1-6 Persons
Includes: Transport, STOCK meal, non-alcoholic drinks, ice cleats or snowshoes, poles and Fairmont guide
Dates: October 11 – December 16, 2021 and January – April, 2022. Departure time: 9:00am. Length depends on chosen trail. Picnic may be moved indoors post-hike 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 Hike – $500 + tax | Full Day Hike – $750 + tax
*Hike/snowshoe is weather and snow dependent

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 favorites!

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

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

Lake Minnewanka, Aurora Borealis, Banff National Park

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 Aurora Borealis 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 and Aurora Borealis in Banff National Park (we cannot guarantee viewings of Aurora Borealis while on this tour). 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 – December 30, 2021. 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

Banff Summer 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: Daily, June – September. Time depends on season. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max two guests per booking. For additional guests, please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $199 + tax

Fairmont Banff Springs, Summer

half day hike

Create memories to last a lifetime with our Half Day Hike. During this private hike, wind through the 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: Daily, June – September 24, 2021. Departure time: 1:00pm. Length depends on chosen trail. Picnic may be moved indoors post-hike depending on weather. Tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Max two guests per booking. For additional
guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $369 + tax

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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 and iconic trails on a guided hike around the lake. Next, be shuttled to Moraine Lake where your guide will provide insight on their favorite 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 24, 2021. Tour must be booked 72 hours in advance. Max four guests per booking. For additional guests please contact hotel directly.
Cost: $499 + tax

EVEning vermilion lake 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, 6:00pm – 7:45pm. 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.

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).

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.

Offers Call Book

Book

Are you looking to cancel or modify a reservation? More >