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With spectacular natural wonders and luxurious lodging, Banff pampers the body and soul. Enter for your chance to win a luxurious 4-night trip for two to Fairmont Banff Springs resort!
With majesty, hospitality, and grandeur, the Fairmont Banff Springs resort welcomes guests to the incredible Canadian Rockies. Styled after a Scottish baronial castle, the luxurious hotel is nestled in the heart of Banff National Park. In 1888, the construction of the hotel marked the birthplace of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a stay at this luxury resort.
The discovery of hot springs in the area led to the creation of Canada's first national park. Now you can explore Banff National Park's 6,641 square kilometers (2,564 square miles) of magnificent mountain scenery. A landscape rich in wildlife and history rises against a backdrop of glaciers and towering mountain peaks.
Year-round sightseeing tours of beautiful Banff National Park are made more memorable and personal by conversations with local guides from Discover Banff Tours. Leading small tour groups, the guides answer questions and interact with you to personalize the park experience. As the sweepstakes winner, you'll enjoy a guided tour designed to please.
Designed to complement the Banff National Park administration building and the surrounding landscape, the Cascade Gardens in downtown Banff is filled with an abundant and diverse variety of flowers. Framed by tall trees and the mountain peaks that surround Banff, the Cascade Gardens features rock gardens and flower-filled beds. The tiered paths enhance the incredible color combination of the flowers.
At the Cascade Gardens, open daily from June through September, you can ramble through gazebos, admire waterworks and pools, visit pagodas, rest on rustic benches, and admire the floral displays. According to a 1934 report in the local newspaper, the Banff Crag & Canyon, "Banff is to have a geological garden which will be the only one of its kind in the world. It will depict in rock, plants, and models the evolution of life, and it will be named The Cascades of Time." Although that vision was revised as the garden developed, the garden's structures, flowers, and paths remain an enchanting peek into the region's history.
The Willow Stream spa at Fairmont Banff Springs is a sanctuary where the purity of oxygen intoxicates, strengthens, and revitalizes body and mind. Surrounded by mountain vistas, ancient glaciers, and emerald waters, the Willow Stream offers a serene location and revitalizing treatments guaranteed to restore balance and energy.
Set in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountains and renowned for its panoramic beauty, the Fairmont Banff Springs features a captivating and challenging golf course. Originally designed in 1928 by Canada's master golf course architect, Stanley Thompson, the golf course offers two simple things: breathtaking views in every direction and 27 magnificent holes.
Envelop yourself in the divine flavors of Italy at Castello Ristorante. You'll find exquisite cuisine and an authentic atmosphere, two reasons so many guests favor this Italian courtyard. Finish the evening right with a delectable dessert and a sip of limoncello.
Pleasant and bright by day and enchanting and intimate by night, the Rundle Lounge beckons you to escape and relax. Complement your spectacular view of the Bow Valley with a wide selection of fine wines and international beers, plus an extensive list of Scotch and ports. An all-day dining menu will satisfy your appetite.
After days filled with exploration, sightseeing, and glorious garden walks, the Fairmont Banff Springs offers all the amenities of a world-class resort. From cozy rooms tucked away in quiet corners of the castle to spacious suites with sweeping Alberta mountain views, 768 superbly appointed guest accommodations offer lovely ways to rest and rejuvenate. Besides the comfort and luxury of the accommodations, you can also expect attentive, personalized service. Luxury awaits. Enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win a luxurious stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs resort!