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Fairmont Banff Springs

Relax & Revive at Banff & Canmore Spas

July 29, 2016
By Where writers

Many visits to the Canadian Rockies are action-packed, and for good reason with the abundance of outdoor adventure at our doorstep. But you should also make time to unwind with these relaxing spa treatments. Your tired muscles will thank you!

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Centenarian Club: 8 Canadian Rockies Icons

April 18, 2016
By Afton Aikens
With notes from Jack Newton and Sara Samson

Don Frache, Cave and Basin

Don Frache, Cave and Basin

1. Cave and Basin: In 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) workers discovered thermal springs that had long been used by Aboriginal peoples at what is now this national historic site. An ownership dispute ensued, and in 1885 the federal government designated Banff Canada’s first national park.


Top 3 Iconic Hotels of the Canadian Rockies


The Rocky Mountains have plenty to offer in the way of luxury getaways, but the area’s grandest accommodations are original Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and Canadian National Railway (CN) hotels. Now operated under the Fairmont brand, the Banff Springs, the Chateau Lake Louise and Jasper Park Lodge offer historical significance, luxury and alpine adventure. Here, we offer a brief profile of each for guests looking for memorable stay in an iconic Canadian hotel.