The blueprint started in 1887 with William Cornelius Van Horne's vision, build an impressive hotel in the Canadian Rockies. The hotel enjoyed continuous renovation until the Fire of 1926 where its wooden foundations were burnt down. A few years later, the hotel was rebuilt to a bigger castle and with a much more resilient structure. During the Great Depression, the hotel closed for 3 years and was reopened but struggled to reclaim travellers due to location and the economic crisis. By the '70s, the hotel regained its glory thanks to the increasing influx of travellers in Banff. Today it's regarded as the prestigious "Castle in the Rockies".
Fairmont Banff Springs has the rumor of being haunted since guests report a ghost of a bellhop who disappears after helping them and it is believed, that it is the spirit of a former employee who died soon after he retired. Also, some guests report feeling a "freezing draft" on the staircase where once a bride fell to her death.
Luxurious and bold design, works of art and a beautiful mix of concrete, wood and glass; enjoy a delicious meal at the CHARCUT and treat yourself to a hot stone massage. Either way you will never forget your first time.
Named after John Palliser. The hotel was built within Edwardian-era architecture in mind and Renaissance-inspired interiors. Opened in 1914 and gained a Heraldic Badge granted by the Crown in 1993. Within its walls, prime ministers, royalties and celebrities lived to experience the Canadian rockies and the bright city of Calgary.
Located in Alberta's magnificent Jasper National Park, this resort invites you to experience its Great Canadian Lodge, surrounded by abundant wildlife and nature.