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Meet some of Canada’s top artists, find out how to be “bear aware,” prep for a day of trekking into the alpine with a pro, take a history tour and join a Canadian tradition —gooey toasted marshmallows by the campfire. We’ve designed our cultural programs to be compelling, hands-on and educational — and fun, too.
Banff Springs has to offer. The following programs & activities are just some of the inclusions of the Resort Experience Fee and are available to all registered Hotel Guests.
Have any questions or need more info? Email or call 403 762 2211
Year Round Programs
Artist IN Residence
Come and engage with our Artist in Residence first hand in the Artist room on Lobby Level. These artists are some of the best in Canada.
Some of the artist’s we’re featuring this summer:
Ken Harrison – July 14 -23
Ben McLaughlin – July 26 – August 4
Roy Hinz – August 12 -18
Todd Lachance – August 18-27
BEARS IN THE WILD
Come meet one of our Resort Activities Guides as they discuss topics including black and grizzly bear ecology, signs of bear activity, how to avoid and what to do with a bear encounter and fun facts on bears in Banff National Park.
Love wildlife and have a sense of adventure? Join our Animators to learn all about nature and wildlife in Banff National Park.
Tunnel Mountain Hike
Join our experienced guide for a hike up iconic Tunnel Mountain. Take in panoramic views of the Bow Valley and Banff Springs Golf Course at the summit from this classic trek. Allow two-and-a-half or three hours. (Difficulty: moderate. Elevation gain: 300 meters (948 feet).
Take a walk down the Spray Trail with one of Resort Animators and learn about the local mountain landscape and wildlife that roam our beautiful local area. Easy walk for all guests. On Tuesdays our canine ambassador Bear joins the Walk and guests are welcome to bring their own dogs.
SUNDANCE CANYON HIKE & BIKE
On the scenic Bike & Hike experience at Sundance Canyon, you’ll learn about local Banff history, see landmarks and get the reward of gorgeous Banff views from the top. Our skilled Resort Activities Animators guide the tour. (Difficulty: moderate. Bike 6.1 kilometers (3.8 miles) each way, with 100 meters (328 feet) of elevation gain to the canyon. Hike: 1.6 kilometers (a half-mile) round-trip. Ages 13+ recommended.
cultural bike tours
Enjoy a bike ride to the town site of Banff and learn about the local mountain landscape and area. Lead by our Resort Animators, registration required. Ages 13+ (recommended), Registration required.
evening vermillion lake bike
Join us for a guided bike ride along the Bow River and Vermilion Lakes Road. This is an easy -moderate 15km return bike ride. Ages 13+ (recommended). Registration required.
Campfire & Marshmallows
Surrounded by panoramic views, join us by a roaring fire and roast some marshmallows.
Sundance canyon fat tire bike tour
Join our Resort Activities Animators for a guided tour on one of our Fat Tire Bikes. You will explore local trails, learn historical & wildlife facts on this active adventure. Age 13+ (recommended). Registration Required.
Spot and learn about the different constellations and stars in the Canadian Rockies’ nighttime sky with an night sky expert.
Snowshoeing is a beautiful, peaceful way to get some exercise, sightsee and experience the hushed woods in winter — and even spot wildlife. Our guide outfits you with gear and gives a brief introduction before your venture out into the wilderness. For ages 13+, registration required.