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Historical Banff Springs Hotel Tour

#9 of 23 Tours in Banff
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Address: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
Phone Number: 403 762 2211
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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 tour started to look at the old photos and items on display. The guide pointed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
LL43215
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Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, but also added some color to the Tour and chimed in about several of the... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in Banff.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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 of that! This is actually a self-guided tour with many interesting facts and artifacts.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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 Grille for breakfast. We were there Sunday AM and got in for Brunch. Got a... More 

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Winnipeg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 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 show instead.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 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 not except for a small one.

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South Haven, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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 of this majestic hotel. We rounded the final bend in the road and the gasp... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Oh I can say it is a grand old hotel with history and lots of charm and lots of nice rooms with good service in the Buffet mornings, and well good meals at lunch or dinner. Lots to see and do inside if you feel you want to stay indoors with singing carols and Harp and well nice hot teas... More 

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