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Historical Banff Springs Hotel Tour

405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-2211
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Walking Through Banff’s History leaflet (self-guided walking tour)

On a rainy day, we we did an all-day walk of the townsite, and we saw approximately half of the... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
KevinMiller1956
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Winnipeg, Canada
History and Beauty

As part of our business trip we stopped for a glass of wine and a self tour of the building. It is... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Raul R
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Anchorage, Alaska
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405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

On a rainy day, we we did an all-day walk of the townsite, and we saw approximately half of the buildings listed in the Walking Through Banff’s History leaflet (self-guided tour). We also walked the grounds of the Bandd Springs Hotel National Historic Site. (We...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

As part of our business trip we stopped for a glass of wine and a self tour of the building. It is worth the trip. Parking can be a challenge outside depending on the time of the day or season of the year. The place...More

Thank Raul R
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We did not stay at the hotel but rather, we toured it like a museum. The history of this building and the decor is truly remarkable and must be seen to be appreciated. The staff were very humble and welcoming. Make a point to see...More

4  Thank tj2010
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The hotel is easily accessible by Roam Bus from Banff Avenue. You can collect the self guided tour pamphlets at the Concierge Desk, which is located on the left, just inside the main entry. The staff gave me a pamphlet & directed me to the...More

2  Thank Hobbitting
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The hotel no longer offers guided tours of the hotel unless you are a current guest with a ticket. Based on other reviews and prior recommendations we were excited for this tour, but the self guided was not worth it. There were events and tons...More

1  Thank Aurora L
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Rachel took us on a tour of the fabulous Banff Hotel. She was funny, informative, kept the attention of the entire group. What amazing history! If you are staying here, DO NOT MISS this half hour tour,. Well worth hearing the history of how and...More

Thank William D
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This walking guided tour takes about 1 1/2 hours and is well worth it. Our tour guide was informative, entertaining and open to any questions from the people on the tour. The guide starts with a brief introduction in Heritage Hall and then takes you...More

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We did not do a formal tour, just looked around and ate lunch on the patio. The trout is to die for! The flowers are gorgeous and the view is spectacular!!

1  Thank dpnsue
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We recently stayed 3 nights at this hotel (would have stayed longer but they were fully booked) and decided to join this tour on our last day. We have stayed here many times before, but have never taken the time to do this tour. I'm...More

1  Thank IzzyEdmonton
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Banff Springs Hotel was originally built along with the railroad over a century ago. It has been renovated many times and is firmly seated as an upscale resort hotel. It is part of the Fairmont chain of hotels.

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Response from tj2010 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Contact the concierge upon arrival and ask them for the self-guided tour map. Stunning hotel with well preserved history.
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