The Fairmont Banff Springs

The Fairmont Banff Springs
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Box 960
Banff, Alberta
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Reviewed by Dale Leatherman

Seen from the air, the Banff Springs brings new meaning to the word "majestic." It's as if an ancient castle has been plucked from a Scottish estate and set down in a river valley surrounded by the snow-dusted peaks of the Canadian Rockies. The "Castle in the Rockies" was constructed a century ago and is so authentic that any Scottish baron strolling its halls and great rooms would feel at home. But the "baron" who built it was Canadian Pacific Railway manager Cornelius Van Horne, who made

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Biking,Canoeing,Cross-country Skiing,Downhill Skiing,Fitness and Beauty,Fly Fishing,Freshwater Fishing,Golfing,Gourmet Dining,Heli-skiing,Hiking,Ice Fishing,Ice Skating,Kayaking,Shopping,Snowboarding,Snowmobiling,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Tennis,Wildlife/Nature Programs
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Built in 1888 and styled after a Scottish baronial castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs offers stunning vistas, championship golf courses, unparalleled skiing, classic cuisine and Willow Stream, and a world class European-style spa.

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Family Review of The Fairmont Banff Springs

By Away Travel Expert : Christine Loomis
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Family Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
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Children of all ages

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"If we can't export the scenery, we will import the tourists," went Canadian Pacific Railway's philosophy, fueling construction of a series of grand hotels along their train route through the country's soaring Rockies. Banff Springs Hotel, styled after a Scottish castle, opened in 1888 and occupies an impossibly scenic bluff overlooking the town of Banff, the Bow River, and the mountainous beauty of Banff National Park.

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Traveler Reviews of The Fairmont Banff Springs

roland rates The Fairmont Banff Springs
my wife nad i were able to stay at fairmount for a few days 2 yrs ago very nice
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Alistair rates The Fairmont Banff Springs
Stunning, stunning, stunning! This hotel is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that offers pretty much everything you'd need in a vacation. Think activities including golf, biking, rafting, and biking; an array of dining options, from buffet to steak to casual pub fare; world-class spa and fitness facility, and service with a definitive Canadian smile. One of the amazing things I found about The Fairmont Banff Springs, however, was that it almost feel invisible in the shadow of such incredible Rocky Mountains scenery. Almost.
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