This year-round Canadian destination and home of the Banff Film and Book Festival draws a cultured, refined crowd. When the well-heeled come to Banff they have a variety of luxury lodging and fine dining options.
Banff offers a handful of luxury lodging options, but the two stand-outs are Fairmont properties.
Nestled on the shores of majestic Lake Louise in the heart of the pristine Canadian Rockies, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise combines luxurious resort living with the spirit of adventure. Since 1890, this has been an adventure destination in a spectacular scenic region of rugged peaks, majestic glaciers and world-renowned skiing. In addition to skiing, a multitude of activities from the serene to the extreme are available to you just outside the doors. From a guided snowshoe excursion to heli skiing, let the Mountain Adventure Concierge customize an itinerary of once-in-lifetime experiences. Enjoy an alluring dining experience at any of the eight restaurants or indulge yourself with a relaxing treatment in our Escape Spa and Salon.
Situated among the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, The Fairmont Banff Springs stands as a world-renowned symbol of Canadian hospitality. Its blend of opulence and seclusion has been an emblem of Rocky Mountain majesty for more than a hundred years. Operated as a year-round resort since 1969, the Hotel now offers 768 guestrooms and suites, all with impressive valley views or dramatic mountain views. Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Fairmont Banff Springs offers its' guests every opportunity to set out and find that perfect moment in time.
For a beautiful meal of European and Canadian-inspired alpine fare, The Terrace on Lynx Street is a memorable experience. The menu varies from duck confit to elk medallions to ‘AAA’ beef tenderloin to fish, and features an incredible range of gourmet appetizers, and traditional French desserts like crème brulee. You can also opt to enjoy their five-course tasting menu with wine pairings. For more exceptional French cuisine make a reservation at Le Beaujolais, a gourmet Banff staple for 30-plus years. Wine lovers and foodies alike will be pleased with the world-class selection and quality.
The Maple Leaf Grille and Lounge, on Banff Avenue, also provides foodies with a rustic Canadian alpine dining experience, with a menu featuring local meat, game and fish. For laid-back food of uncompromised freshness and quality, an evening at Saltlik, on Bear Street, is in high order. This Banff steakhouse, which has another location in Calgary, serves up CAM prime sirloin, which is among the best beef on the market. And despite its rustic vibe, this gourmet steakhouse features a great wine list.