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Featured Journeys: Canadian Mountain Retreat

July 29, 2019| By:Rachael Weir, Five Star Alliance

In this edition of Featured Journeys, we are heading to Western Canada to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Offering one-of-a-kind scenery, this region is home to diverse animal and plant populations, with four distinct seasons of outdoor activities and plenty of wilderness to explore. 

Banff, Alberta

Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated within the Rocky Mountains. The charming town of Banff, Alberta is a destination for local galleries and museums, upscale shopping and restaurants, as well as the mineral rich Banff Upper Springs and the Banff Gondola. 

Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Banff Springs

Known as Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", Fairmont Banff Springs has been welcoming guests for more than 130 years. Recognized for legendary service, the year-round mountain resort is an idyllic destination for its championship golf course in the summer months and unparalleled skiing during the winter. The 1888 Chop House provides a true Canadian chop house experience, and The Vermillion Room combines Canadian charm with French classics. For guests looking to unwind, the award-winning European-style Willow Stream Spa has authentic local dining experiences. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily, a $50 Spa credit, per person/per stay towards a 90 minute massage or facial or body treatment, and complimentary basic internet.

Book a stay at Fairmont Banff Springs

Lake Louise, Alberta

Situated about 35 miles northwest of Banff, Lake Louise is most famous for the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Less crowded than Banff, the village next to the Bow River is centered around the shopping plaza. Offering a peaceful setting next to one of North America's largest skiing areas, the town has easy access to trekking in Banff National Park. 

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Nestled amidst the mountains, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a year-round luxury resort set on the shores of Lake Louise. Within Alberta's Banff National Park, this one-of-a-kind destination features views of the lake, mountains, and glacier. Known as "The Diamond in the Wilderness", Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has been welcoming guests since 1890 with an array of activities from kayaking on the lake, skiing, and ice skating on the lake during the winter months. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily, a professional personal portrait in a souvenir frame, and complimentary basic internet.

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Jasper, Alberta

Started as a railroad division point, Jasper attracts the outdoor sports-crazy crowd due to its unpretentionous attitude. Providing an authentic feel, Jasper has a small-town style with locals that live there amidst boutique shops, malls, and bars, and nightclubs. Set within a National Park, travelers can soak in the Miette Hot Springs, go whitewater rafting, kayaking, and boating in the summer, or ski in the winter months. During the spring and the fall, the area is ideal for viewing an array of wildlife including marmots, pikas, bears, caribou, elk, moose, mountain goats, wolves, and big horn sheep. 

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Set within Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 700-acre year-round luxury mountain resort. Offering a village of cedar chalets and Luxury Signature Cabins, the recently renovated property provides guests with an authentic Canadian lodge experience. There's a wide range of seasonal recreational activities from horseback riding and mountain biking to ice skating, snowshoeing, and skiing. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive a full buffet breakfast for two daily in Cavell's, a $100 CAD resort credit per room/per stay, an authentic local welcome gift, and complimentary basic internet.

Book a stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

 

Posted in: Banff, AB, Jasper, AB

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