Duration: 3-5:30pm Thurs-Fri
Location: The iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Group max: 12. Price: $175 plus EZTix fee and 5% GST. Includes food and non-alcohol beverage pairings plus tips to our vendor team. Gratuities to our guides are appreciated, at your discretion. Tour is inside therefore not affected by weather.
Bring your camera. Capture this experience and this magnificent setting.
Weather is not a factor as we are snug and warm inside the castle.
This tour is designated a Canadian Signature Experience by Tourism Canada.
Greet your storytelling guide at STOCK Food and Drink inside the main lobby of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for robust refreshments to welcome you. Progress into the heart of the hotel for fine French Brasserie fare at the newly refurbished Vermillion Room. Retreat into the cellar room of Grapes and savour its offerings of house-made charcuterie. Nestle into the hotel’s signature restaurant, the 1888 Chop House for a signature dish to top off the tour.
Along the way, engage with the culinary team and enjoy stories of the history, art and architecture brought to life by our guide. Soak up the luxury of our small group private access to one of the world’s most iconic hotels. Leave having experienced the royal treatment at the castle that is the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel – a National Historic Site in a world UNESCO setting.
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.
All of our tastings are paired with a hand-crafted non-alcohol beverage. Due to provincial regulations, we are currently unable to include alcohol in our price. On some of our tours, key partners will offer a specific alcohol pairing an exclusive price to our guests which is then payable directly to that vendor.
Parking is available at each tour’s starting location. After your purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with parking suggestions.
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.
Our tours are recommended for ages 14 and older.
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Robert Ash, Executive chef, Fairmont Banff Springs
"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."