Duration: 3-5pm Thursday & Friday
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 in the main lobby of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. We’ll have a reserved table either inside or (weather permitting) on the terrace. This will be two VERY happy hours and we’ll get the tour started with refreshments right away while also taking a sneak peak into how the hotel sources some “mile zero” ingredients year round despite living in a winter zone six months a year.
The tour progresses into the heart of the hotel for fine French Brasserie fare at the newly refurbished Vermillion Room. We’ll visit Grapes Wine Bar and 1888 Chophouse before they open to the public and be treated to exquisite house made ingredients.
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 and pickles, the sommelier has picked out the perfect accompaniment for us to sip and savour - of course!
Only the best. Only the freshest. We'll be enjoying something completely Alberta here - a true delicacy of the region.
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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jW Foster, Executive chef, Fairmont Hotels
“Every Fairmont has the mandate to give our guests an authentically local experience. The way I look at it, if you can only come to Alberta for one night, I want to give you the most Alberta possible and Alberta Food Tours helps us achieve this with our 'Eat the Castle' partnership.”