Banff: Eat the Castle Food Experience at Banff Springs Hotel

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Alberta Food Tours Inc.

Banff: Eat the Castle Food Experience at Banff Springs Hotel

Activity provider: Alberta Food Tours Inc.

From US$ 146.15 per person

Sip and savour your way through the "Castle in the Rockies" with a storytelling guide. Enjoy premium tastings in a National Historic Site while learning about it's interesting past. Get a real feel for Canada and Banff through it's food and drink.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Eat Alberta signature foods from over 25 local farms and learn how they are lovingly prepared from scratch for your enjoyment
  • Meet the culinary team and go behind-the-scenes for a chance to make something with them
  • Learn the secrets of the castle through stories of the characters that built it
  • Gain access to one of Canada's most iconic National Historic Sites
  • Enjoy a small group size of 12 people with private access to the dining venues
Full description
Meet your guide inside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and begin with a welcome tasting with all in-house prepared breads, meats and preserves plus a beverage pairing. Take a tour the greenhouse or micro-greenery, and mingle with the culinary team as you go behind-the-scenes to learn some pastry arts. Head to a closed to the public dining room for a formal sit down seafood and wine pairing. Meander the hallways to learn about history, art and architecture with your storytelling guide. Cozy up in the wine cellar for a private tasting and food pairing.  Access the photo archives to get a glimpse into Banff as it used to be. Receive a special parting gift and get tips on other great things to do in the area.
  • 4 food and beverage pairings
  • 1 hands-on demonstration
  • A story-telling guide
  • Tabs, tips and taxes to the vendor partner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities, optional
  • Parking fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • Vegans

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Meeting point

Go inside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel's front lobby.Turn left and you'll see the signs for STOCK Food and Drink. Ask for the Alberta Food Tours' table.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour can accommodate vegetarians, those who do not eat red meat or pork, those who are gluten-free, dairy-free, or have medical allergies; the tour is unable to accommodate food preferences and is not ideal for vegans
  • Elevators are available for accessibility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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The food and drink were outstanding and the hotel was magnificent. Be aware of the parking options at the hotel; $50 for valet, $13/hr if you can find a spot in their small lot, or for free along the street which could mean you are parking a couple of long blocks away since this is the popular option for day visitors.

August 16, 2022

If you love food or history, or both, you will love this tour. If you enjoy top notch food and drinks in a beautiful setting, steeped in rich history, you will love this tour. If your significant other signs you up and you would rather get a root canal, you will also love this tour. Seriously, that’s what happened to my husband. He loved it as much as I did. We ate well and learned much. We would take this tour all over again next week if we could. Thank you Karen and team for an amazing experience!

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July 20, 2021

If your looking for a fun and educational experience in a beautiful old Hotel you have to try this one, the food was amazing and our guide was amazing, full of knowledge about the history of this historic hotel

July 22, 2022

Product ID: 285990