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The Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue
Banff, Alberta T1L 1J4

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Thursday
Snow changing to an icy mix. Mostly cloudy. Chilly.
37/27 °F
3/-3°C
Friday
An icy mix changing to snow. Mostly cloudy. Chilly.
34/-15 °F
2/-26°C
Saturday
Flurries early. More clouds than sun. Frigid.
-2/-18 °F
-19/-28°C
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About Banff, AB

It is largely serendipitous that Banff exists at all today. In 1883, prospecting railway workers happened upon a heated mineral spring that became known as the Cave and Basin. Promoted as therapeutic, the spring began to draw visitors, and the area around it was named a nature reserve. It was later to become Banff National Park. To attract and accommodate tourists, the Canadian Pacific Railway erected a train station and the spectacular Banff Springs Hotel, and the town mushroomed. Nowadays, the spring is secondary to the area's ski slopes, art galleries and stylish hotels. The charming village caters to an upscale clientele with terrific restaurants, fashionable shopping, and cultural opportunities. Its natural beauty draws tourists throughout the year, and the village is close enough to Calgary to be a wonderful getaway for the city's residents.
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When it was originally constructed in 1888, the luxurious Banff Springs Hotel was the largest in the world. It's still the largest in Banff, by far, and even if you can't stay there, you should visit to enjoy the restaurants, shops and spa. Built and furnished to resemble a Scottish castle, it was designed by New York architect Bruce Price, and is often called "Canada's Castle in the Rockies."

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