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Meet some of Canada’s top artists, 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. Please note, activities vary by season and are weather-dependent.
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cultural activities at the castle
Learn about the beginnings of Banff National Park and the Banff Springs Hotel. This 30 minute tour is led by a Fairmont guide and will take you through a brief but fascinating history of the area.
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.
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.
TOWN WALKING TOUR
Join one of our Fairmont Guides for a walking tour in the town of Banff. You will learn local history, fun facts and more!
Set in the heart of the Castle and the Canadian Rockies, our private campfire pits are the perfect spot for a night of family fun or a romantic evening. Registration required.
Tip: Add on a s’mores kit or bottle of bubbly to make the most of your evening!
wildlife safety talks
Learn about the wildlife in Banff National Park and what to do when you see these animals! This is an interactive presentation with a knowledgeable Fairmont Guide. Registration required.
Join our Fairmont guide as they take you on a starlight walk. Learn about the National Park, hotel, nature and sky around you.
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.