Are you thinking of a magical White Christmas or maybe a memorable getaway come spring time in Canada? Look no further we have you covered.

Banff in Alberta, Canada is nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and is recognised as a world heritage site. Banff is pristine and came about as part of the luxury spa movement of the early 20th Century. Over a couple of decades the railway provided easy access for those wanting to partake in the natural hot springs and beauty of the area. It is also worth noting that if you wish to travel by rail the Rocky Mountaineer runs from April to early October. They are selling tickets now for the coming season and it does book out early.

But if you are looking for that special event Christmas at the Castle is open 18 December 2016 until 01 January 2017. Fairmont Banff Springs describe this time as the land of a million Christmas trees, there is a magical castle known the world over as the Fairmont Banff Springs. Their beautiful stately halls are literally decked out for the Christmas season. They celebrate with an international flair giving the feel of a spectacular festive season.


We gave Fairmont Banff a call to do a quality check and found them to be lovely and helpful. The girl I spoke to gave me some useful tips to pass on to my readers. The first was getting there is an hour flight from Vancouver to Calgary and then she recommended a shuttle company called Brewster to shuttle from Calgary to Banff. She informed us that the cost is about $60 per person.

If you want to go high end, Fairmont do have a Gold experience, otherwise she recommended taking full advantage of the spa experience. The spa or mineral pool can be accessed all day for $59 with other options available for the full deluxe spa experience. She did add that the spa experience is heavenly and not to be missed. They are happy for customers to call or book online, whatever works for you.

Of course, the other enjoyment of Banff is the snow season and ski slopes as well as the village itself. The snow season is shaping up nicely with the winter looking promising of a lot of snow.

Either way, plan your trip and know what you would like to do. Have a memorable time with these tips on our article Tips for an awesome vacation.