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Stay with Inspirato in heart of Banff National Park at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a historic hotel with a rich heritage. Grandly rising from the shores of spectacular Lake Louise, the Fairmont is surrounded by majestic mountains estimated to be 55-80 million years old.
After a winter’s day spent skiing, skating, dog sledding, or snowshoeing, unwind at the on-site spa or enjoy après-ski with a taste of Canadian whisky. Summer months bring plenty of opportunities for hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, biking, and more.
Nestled within a national park, Banff is storied resort town in the province of Alberta on the east side of the Canadian Rockies. The area’s dramatic landscape encompasses more than 2,500 square miles of pristine wilderness, soaring mountain peaks, impressive glaciers, abundant wildlife, and picture-perfect Lake Louise—named after Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter. With this much natural wonder, the opportunities for recreation are endless any time of year. Nature lovers will be in their element on a guided dusk wildlife safari. Many animals are at their most active during the evening, so keep a sharp eye out for deer, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, and even grizzly bears!
Soar to the top of 7,486-foot Sulphur Mountain aboard the newly rebuilt Banff Gondola. Gaze out at six breathtaking mountain ranges from the summit’s 360-degree rooftop observation deck and ridgetop boardwalk.
Take a drive along the famous Icefields Parkway, considered one of the world’s most beautiful drives. Every bend along Highway 93 delivers gorgeous vistas of craggy peaks, azure lakes, and majestic glaciers.
Located in Banff Town, the century-old Whyte Museum features world-class artwork from 1800 to the present, including many pieces by local artists. Explore the permanent exhibit about the pioneers who first settled the area.
Banff is truly a four-season destination. In the summer, hikers and climbers take to the world-famous mountains, where sparkling waters and fragrant forests await. Winter brings plenty of snow to Banff, sometimes more than 150 inches each year. Skiers and riders can hit the slopes at one of the area’s three renowned ski resorts.