Province/Territory: British Columbia

Icons of the North

  • 20 prestige hotels
  • 3,500 sq-m spa
  • 120 years of hospitality

Relive Canada’s railway building heritage by experiencing the great castles and buildings that opened up travel across Canada. Discover the unique stories behind eleven of Canada’s Fairmont Hotels and Resorts – each of them an historical and architectural monument – and delve into their illustrious past and present glory.

Spend the night at any one of numerous Fairmont hotels, and take a trip into Canada’s history and culture. Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, and find out why it’s Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies.” Take high afternoon tea at the renowned Fairmont Empress, majestically overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Explore turrets reminiscent of a French estate at Ottawa’s landmark Fairmont Château Laurier, next door to the historic Parliament Buildings. Or discover the rugged beauty and rustic elegance of the red cedar log Fairmont Le Château Montebello in the tranquil Quebec countryside, home to numerous historic meetings, including a G-7 International Economic Summit. Enjoy Fairmont’s gracious hospitality and exemplary cuisine. Along the way learn how these iconic railway properties have played an integral role in the development of Canadian cities.

Why you should visit
  • Take high tea at the colonial-styled The Fairmont Empress, majestically overlooking Victoria's Inner Harbour as the city’s signature building.
  • Peruse designer shops—including the flagship Louis Vuitton boutique—in the urban oasis that is The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
  • Visit the skier’s-choice The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, nestled amidst the Rocky Mountains on the shores of the world’s most famous glacier lake.
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs, the renowned "Castle in the Rockies," is a designated National Historical Site and located in the recreational paradise of Banff National Park.
  • Wake-up to elk on the front lawn of The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge; a hotel built along the railway nearly a century ago and now featuring a 365-hectare property fronting Lake Boisvert.
  • Experience Ottawa’s landmark Fairmont Château Laurier, located in the heart of anada’s capital and next door to the Parliament Buildings.
  • Luxuriate amid the ornate furnishings and crystal chandeliers of Toronto’s premier hotel, The Fairmont Royal York—a preferred residence for members of the British Royal Family when they visit Canada’s largest city.
  • Retreat to the rugged beauty and rustic elegance of the red-cedar-log Fairmont Le Château Montebello, nestled within the tranquil Quebec countryside.
  • Stay where stars such as Joan Crawford, Mikhail Baryshnikov and John Lennon have all slept—Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montréal's historic luxury hotel.
  • Capture the romantic heart of Québec City at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, which proudly commands the ramparts of North America’s only fortress city, high on a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River.


Visitor information
When to go
  • Ski season typically runs from November through April.
  • Golf season typically runs from May to October.
  • Plan your Fairmont Hotels & Resorts vacation around one of Canada’s annual events
Need to know
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are family-friendly.
  • Wedding packages are available.
  • Spas are available at many Fairmont Hotels & Resorts locations.
  • All Fairmont Hotels & Resorts locations feature restaurants and gift shops.
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has 20 properties in Canada.
Getting Here
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Vancouver, Jasper, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal and Québec City are accessible via year-round train travel; properties in Whistler and Charlevoix are accessible via seasonal train travel.
  • All Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are accessible via all-season highways.
  • Airport transfer is available at many Fairmont Hotels & Resorts locations.
  • Vehicle rentals are available at all major airports.
  • Bus service is available to all Fairmont Hotels & Resorts locations.