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Historical Banff Springs Hotel Tour

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405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-2211
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Delightful high tea

The hotel is gorgeous. The high tea was delicious with lovely panoramic views. Gluten free was... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Frostburg, Maryland
New stories for a historic place

We enjoyed the free tour. We got to the area right above the front desk on M1 a little before the... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Columbus, Ohio
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405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-2211

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

The hotel is gorgeous. The high tea was delicious with lovely panoramic views. Gluten free was not a problem which surprised me for high tea.

Thank BarbAWS
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We enjoyed the free tour. We got to the area right above the front desk on M1 a little before the tour started to look at the old photos and items on display. The guide pointed out several highlights and common factoids about the Hotel,...More

1  Thank LL43215
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Tour is well worth the time. It is usually between 1:00 and 2:00 PM. It is an easy walk from downtown Banff. You will hear lots of history and ghost stories. The view from the hotel is awesome!! Do not miss this if you are...More

2  Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This Hotel was built and rebuilt many times going back to the 1880's. The front with it's lighter colored stone is the newest portion. Some if the meeting rooms reminds me if being in an old English castle. Something different at each turn and section.

Thank bsorge
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Lovely to see this piece of history and read about the development of the railroad and the town of Banff. A quote that stuck is " Since we can't export the scenery we'll have to import the tourists". Obviously they have done a fine job...More

Thank KarenE3A
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We did not do the tour and I couldn't get the hotel to come up by itself. What a beautiful hotel. We had gone to the Bow Falls and walked up the hill to the hotel. Decided we should eat there and went to the...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I thought it was going to be a tour of the property and kind of a "what to do." Instead it was the history of the hotel and a mini-tour. The guide was entertaining. Would be better if the pictures he showed was a slide...More

Thank newbie__travellers20
Reviewed 22 February 2016

a tour was not offered but we walked around inside. It was developed by the RR and is very historic, awesome place.. the view is outstanding. It is huge the shops are not outstanding. I thought I could fine a book about it and did...More

Thank setfortravel
Reviewed 21 February 2016

All though we only had time for a shortened version we had a very informative speaker (Tony?). I learned more about the hotel and got to see some rooms that I probably would not have wandered into. Thanks for the tour.

Thank runandbike
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

As we were driving towards the Historical Banff Springs Hotel my excitement was growing. I had been here before but my husband and group of clients I was with hadn't so they didn't know what to expect: other than what they had seen in pictures...More

2  Thank Linda M
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I have a free pass to do the Banff Springs hotel tour. I live just down the road and can see the hotel from my balcony and I also caught the ski shuttle from the hotel all throughout the ski season, now I would like to know a little about this iconic Banff landmark. Can anyone tell me how long the tour takes?
25 May 2017|
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Response from setfortravel | Reviewed this property |
I did not take a tour we just walked around Inn fact I do not remember one being offered
I have seen the outside of this hotel many, many times & have always wondered what it looked like up close. I understand that there are tours that you can take. Is it worth the tour? How much is the tour? Since the place looks so posh, is there a dress code in order to go on the tour? Do you have to book this tour in advance? Is there more than one tour a day? What times are the tours? Thanks in advance for any information that anyone can provide.
14 July 2015|
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Response from pip802015 | Reviewed this property |
You can wear whatever you want nowadays wherever you go. I've travelled many countries & stayed in many so called "posh" hotels but I think Iran is the only country where I was looked at in a disapproving manner because... More