Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Rising out of the Canadian Rockies at the intersection of three glacial valleys, The Fairmont Banff Springs overlooks the rushing Bow and Spray Rivers. The hotel's inception dates back to the early days of the Canadian Pacific Railway toward the end of the 19th century. Scottish baronial architecture and classical European-influenced decor provide an elegant aesthetic steeped in history. The property's recent history is distinguished by the addition of Willow Stream Spa, a deluxe sanctuary with an emphasis on healing mineral hydrotherapy reminiscent of the hot springs that initially attracted people to this picturesque area of western Canada.
At present, the small mountain town of Banff draws visitors from all over the world for its outdoor activities and wildlife. Surrounded by Banff National Park's abundance of natural scenery and magnificent panoramic views, The Fairmont Banff Springs allows adventurers easy access to some of North America's most celebrated ski slopes. In warmer months, guests take advantage of a 27-hole championship golf course as well as hiking trails for all skill levels.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM


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Willow Stream Spa features a menu of distinctively luxurious spa experiences and an array of hydrotherapy options. The 38,000-square-foot facility (3,530 square meters) has 23 treatment rooms including a deluxe couples' room with a fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, and shower. In addition, the spa encompasses solarium lounges with fireplaces, spa terraces, and men's and women's lounges. Willow Stream Spa is built around a mineral pool area that also houses three plunge pools equipped with cascading waterfalls. Mineral baths can be enjoyed on their own, as part of a spa ritual, or in conjunction with a visit to the spa's Aquatic Center, which has an indoor saltwater lap pool as well as an outdoor heated pool, indoor whirlpool, and wading pool. Hot, warm, and cold plunge pools are available, as is a European mineral pool. Spa services provide up to 90 minutes of unhurried, thorough pampering. Companion treatments such as Turkish Scrub and a variety of herbal baths can be added onto treatments to enhance the experience. The signature Rose Renewal treatment integrates vitamin-rich Rose Hip Oil into full-body dry-brush exfoliation, chamomile herbal bath, gentle wrap, and remineralizing face massage. A variety of services, including facials, manicures and pedicures, and sports-inspired treatments, are tailored toward male guests. The hotel's fitness center has an aerobics studio and a wide range of weight training and conditioning equipment.






Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs Rooms & Dining

Facilities & Amenities

Seasonally shifting leisure activities ensure that guests will have a wide range of recreational options at The Fairmont Banff Springs, no matter when they visit. The Banff area enjoys one of Canada's longest skiing seasons; the famous Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise ski areas boast open slopes from November until May. Private or group ski instruction can be booked at the hotel through The Fairmont Ski School.
In warmer months, brilliant green meadows and iridescent rivers provide ideal surroundings for a hike on the 11-kilometer (6.8 miles) Spray Loop trail, or a leisurely walk along the 10.5-kilometer (6.5 miles) golf course road. Daily hiking excursions on Banff's extensive network of picturesque mountain trails can be booked through the concierge. One- or three-hour western-style horseback trail rides departing from an on-property corral are also available. Mountain bikes and safety gear can be rented on the premises. Originally designed in 1928, the property's 27-hole championship golf course winds along the Bow River and features panoramic views for golfers to marvel at as they grapple with its challenging mountain fairways.
Additionally, five supreme turf tennis courts can be used from May until September.
Nature enthusiasts can experience the following seasonal adventures in the vicinity of The Fairmont Banff Springs:

. Whitewater Rafting
. Boat and Canoe Rental
. Fishing Trips
. Ice Skating
. Snowmobiling
. Lake Tours


  • Amenities

  • Changing/Locker Rooms

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Food and Drink

  • Meeting Facilities

  • Professional Hairstyling

  • Professional Makeup

  • Restaurant/Bar/Cafe

  • Retail Shop

  • Robes Provided

  • Slippers Provided

  • Facilities

  • Bar/Cafe/Restaurant

  • Cardiovascular Equipment

  • Changing/Locker Rooms

  • Cold Plunge Pool

  • Hair and Beauty

  • Jacuzzi

  • Pool-Indoor

  • Pool-Outdoor

  • Resistance Equipment

  • Retail Shop

  • Sauna

  • Showers

  • Spa

  • Steam Room

  • Tennis

  • Toiletries Available

  • Wedding/Event Space

Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs Facilities & Amenities

Rooms & Dining

The Fairmont Banff Springs has 778 guest rooms, suites, and specialty rooms that feature views of the surrounding mountain peaks, the Bow River, or verdant woodlands. Rooms range from the 160-square-foot (15 square meters) Fairmont Room to the deluxe 260-square-foot (24 square meters) Signature Rooms with Scottish Highlands decor. These accommodations blend traditional elegance with contemporary conveniences such as high-speed internet access.
Reservations are recommended at each of The Fairmont Banff Springs's nine distinctive restaurants. The award-winning Banffshire Club serves contemporary North American cuisine in an intimate, refined atmosphere offering stunning views of Sulphur Mountain. The Bow Valley Grill has a more casual ambiance that incorporates handcrafted sculpture, handmade tables, and a bill of fare including specialty baked breads, rotisserie grilled meats, and seafood. Flavorful Italian entrees and delicious desserts can be enjoyed in the courtyard setting of Castello Ristorante. In addition, a clubhouse restaurant and a wine bar/bistro are open seasonally.
At the Rundle Lounge, cocktail lovers can enjoy mixed drinks, international beers, and a wide selection of wine while gazing out at Bow Valley. Guests can also indulge in a pint and a game of darts at the Waldhaus Pub, which offers a menu of classic pub fare.
Pre-packaged bento boxes are available for spa-goers seeking light, healthy spa cuisine. Teriyaki glazed salmon, vegetarian wrap with grilled eggplant, and lime and ginger marinated chicken breast are among the nutritious spa entrees to choose from.


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  • Serves Alcohol

  • Vegetarian