Duration: 3-5:30 pm Fridays
Location: The iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
EZTix fee and 5% GST will be added to the price. Tab, tax and tips to the hotel staff are included in the price. Tour is indoor and therefore rain or shine. Gratuities to our guides are appreciated - at your discretion.
Bring your camera. Capture this experience and this magnificent setting.
Weather is not a factor as we are snug and warm inside the castle.
Your tour guide will greet you at STOCK Food and Drink inside the main lobby of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for robust refreshments to welcome you. The tour progresses into the heart of the hotel for fine French Brasserie fare at the newly refurbished Vermillion Room before an intimate retreat into the cellar room of Grapes and its offerings of house made charcuterie. The grande finale see us nestled into the hotel’s signature restaurant, the 1888 Chop House for a signature dish to top off the tour.
Along the way, you’ll engage with the culinary team, enjoy stories of the history, art and architecture brought to life by our guide. You’ll soak up the luxury of our small group private access to one of the world’s most iconic hotels. A National Historic Site in a world UNESCO setting, our guests always leave having experienced the royal treatment at the castle that is the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
STOCK food and drink
Mile zero micro greens, house made sourdough and house smoked meats make for a great introduction to the secrets of the castle's larder.
The Vermillion Room
Completely refurbished and inspired by French Brasserie cuisine, we'll nosh a classic dish and beverage pairing here.
Grapes Wine Bar
Famous for house-cured meats, pickles and boasting a cellar full of perfect pairings we'll nestle into our own cave here.
The 1888 Chop House
Signature restaurant. Signature dish. Signature Alberta foods. What a great finish.
Parking is available at each tour’s starting location. After your purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with parking suggestions.
Our tours are recommended for ages 14 and older. The legal drinking age in Alberta is 18. Non-alcoholic beverages will be substituted for those under 18 and ID’s will be checked in accordance with the law.
Gratuities for all our partner’s staff are included in our prices. Gratuities for our guides are not included but are greatly appreciated and completely at your discretion. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15- 20%.
Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.
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Robert Ash, Executive chef, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
"With 13 dining venues and 150 chefs it could take a long time to get to know all we do. 'Eat the Castle' with Alberta Food Tours allows the culinary curious behind the scenes access to understand our commitment to made-from-scratch local flavours, ocean-wise seafood and sustainability all round."