Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada’s Western Mountain Region

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Fairmont’s Western Mountain Region Properties – “The ultimate Canadian travel adventure”

The Fairmont Hotels in Canada’s Western Mountain Collection offer an unparalleled blend of luxury, stunning natural settings, and exceptional service. These iconic properties—Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Banff Spring are situated in some of the most beautiful locations in Canada if not the world. Each property provides a unique and memorable experience.


Fairmont Banff Springs
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge


Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Chateau Whistler
Our journey began at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia a mere 90-minute drive from Vancouver international Airport, this luxurious resort known for its stunning location, top-tier amenities, and exceptional service. Catering to both winter sports enthusiasts and summer adventurers, it offers a blend of elegance and comfort, making it a popular choice for a variety of travelers.


Situated in the heart of Whistler Village (voted consistently as top ski destination in North. America), this year-round resort provides direct access to the ski slopes and is within walking distance to Whistler Village. Its prime location allows guests to easily explore the natural beauty of the area, whether it be skiing, hiking, or simply enjoying the serene mountain views.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The rooms and suites at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler are designed with a blend of classic and contemporary styles, featuring plush furnishings, modern amenities, and large windows that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forests.
Whistler Interior
Jetset Magazine was extended a two-bedroom suite with a living room worthy of any demanding Jetset reader seeking the best in luxury accommodations. Even our pet dog was pampered with hotel supplied beds and treats. The spacious and well-appointed accommodation ensures a comfortable and relaxing stay for every guest.
Photo of suite
Photo of suite room
The resort boasts a variety of dining options, including fine dining at The Grill Room, casual meals at Portobello, and a diverse selection of wines and cocktails at the Mallard Lounge. The culinary offerings emphasize locally sourced ingredients and innovative dishes.
A photo of a bartender serving a smoky drink
Photo of the interior of the restaurant
To relax and unwind from all the activities the Vida Spa offers a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate the mind and body, while the fitness center and outdoor heated pool provide opportunities for exercise and relaxation.

Outdoor vida spa

In addition to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. In the Summer guests can enjoy championship golf on a world-renowned course (Jetset vows to add golf coverage in 2024 of this iconic course) If golf not your game, tennis courts, and mountain biking trails are in abundance just outside the hotel.
Image of a golf course
Bike rentals are available through the concierge. Fairmont also offers guided tours and adventure packages tailored to different interests around the area. We took one and were beyond impressed by the beauty and abundance of nature and wildlife during our one hour hike. The service at Fairmont Chateau Whistler was incredible – the staff truly exhibit attentiveness and professionalism to our every need. The staff is known for being friendly, accommodating, and dedicated to ensuring that every guest has a memorable experience.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort offers an exceptional blend of luxury, comfort, and adventure in one of North America’s premier mountain destinations.


Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Our next stop on the Jetset Rocky Mountain tour was Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, situated in Jasper National Park, two kilometers outside Jasper Alberta, and 3.5 hours from Edmonton International Airport this iconic luxury resort is known for its picturesque setting, rich history, and exceptional amenities. The resort, spread across 700 acres of pristine wilderness, offers a blend of rustic charm and modern comfort, making it a sought-after destination for discerning travelers.

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge boasts a stunning natural backdrop of mountains, forests, and lakes. The resort’s remote location provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, while still offering a wide range of outdoor activities.
The resort features a variety of accommodations, including charming cabins, suites, lodge rooms, and newly renovated Luxury Lakefront Suites. The resort’s Signature Cabin Collection is particularly notable for their cozy, yet spacious interiors, offering guests a private retreat with all the comforts of home. Many cabins come with fireplaces, private patios, and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
A trip highlight was playing the renowned Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course one of Canada’s premier and oldest golf courses, designed by the legendary Stanley Thompson. This 18-hole course is renowned for its challenging layout and stunning scenery, uniquely shaped bunkers, surrounded by panoramic views of the Rockies, lush fairways, and pristine lakes.
Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the meticulously maintained greens and the opportunity to play in such a unique and beautiful setting. This Jetset writer spent more time awing the incredible views and gathering photos of the variety of wildlife including an uninterested Black Bear resulting in my first bear par .
The resort offers guided horseback riding tours, allowing guests to explore the scenic trails of Jasper National Park. Riders of all skill levels can enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness while experiencing the park’s diverse flora and fauna up close. No trip to JPL would be complete without taking advantage of the lodge’s location on the shores of Lac Beauvert, offering canoeing and kayaking for JPL guests.
These activities provide a peaceful way to explore the lake and enjoy the stunning mountain vistas. While the resort has a rustic feel, accommodation in the signature suites and cabins at Jasper Park Lodge are elegant with the best of modern amenities. Many are uniquely decorated, featuring plush furnishings, hardwood floors, and large windows that flood the space with natural light.
Guests can enjoy the seclusion and tranquility of a signature cabin, complete with cozy fireplaces, spacious living areas, and private outdoor spaces perfect for soaking in the serene environment or roasting marshmallows at their own outdoor fire pit.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers an unparalleled luxury retreat in one of Canada’s most beautiful national parks. With its world-class golf course, diverse recreational activities, and luxurious accommodations, the resort provides an exceptional experience for affluent travelers seeking adventure and relaxation. Whether enjoying a round of golf, exploring the wilderness on horseback, or unwinding in a private cabin, guests are sure to create lasting memories at this iconic lodge.


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, located in Banff National Park, Alberta, is a world-renowned resort famed for its breathtaking views, opulent accommodations, and unparalleled service.
Positioned on the edge of the stunning Lake Louise, this luxury hotel offers an array of activities and amenities that cater to the discerning tastes of its affluent guests.
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains and the vibrant turquoise waters of Lake Louise, the Chateau provides a setting that is both tranquil and awe-inspiring. Its prime location allows guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Banff National Park, with easy access to a variety of outdoor adventures.
The rooms and suites at Chateau Lake Louise are designed with elegance and comfort in mind. Featuring rich fabrics, luxurious bedding, and refined furnishings, each room provides a serene retreat with modern amenities. Many rooms offer unobstructed views of Lake Louise and the surrounding mountains, allowing guests to enjoy the stunning scenery from the comfort of their hotel room.
With a history dating back to the late 1890s, The Chateau’s prime location offers unparalleled views of Lake Louise, known for its vibrant blue waters and stunning mountain backdrop. Guests can enjoy these views from their rooms, the hotel’s common areas, or the outdoor terraces.
Whether it’s sunrise over the lake or the evening glow on the mountains, the vistas from the Chateau are nothing short of spectacular, providing a perfect setting for relaxation and reflection.
The Chateau boasts several dining options, each offering a unique culinary experience. Highlights include the Fairview Bar & Restaurant, known for its gourmet cuisine and extensive wine list, and the Lakeview Lounge, perfect for afternoon tea or evening cocktails.
The resort’s restaurants emphasize locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, ensuring fresh and flavorful meals that reflect the region’s culinary heritage.
The area around Lake Louise offers numerous hiking trails, ranging from leisurely walks to challenging hikes. Popular trails include the Lake Agnes Tea House hike and the Plain of Six Glaciers trail, each offering stunning views and opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the region.
The resort provides guided hiking tours for guests seeking to learn more about the local flora, fauna, and geology. An absolute must is to book the exclusively offered Moraine Lake Tour through the hotel concierge.
Moraine Lake, another iconic destination in Banff National Park. Known for its striking turquoise waters and dramatic peaks, Moraine Lake is a must-visit.
For our family, canoeing on Lake Louise was a highlight. As hotel guests, we were allowed to bypass the lines and enter the VIP line area and onto the lake. The crystal-clear waters and stunning mountain scenery provide a picturesque and serene setting for a paddle.
The resort offers canoe rentals and guided canoe tours, making it easy for guests to enjoy this unique activity.
Service at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was exceptional. The staff seemed dedicated to providing a personalized and memorable experience for everyone. We even had a pet sitter come to our room and walk our dog for a tour of the lake!
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers an unparalleled luxury experience in one of the world’s most beautiful natural settings. With its breathtaking views, opulent accommodations, exquisite dining options, and a variety of outdoor activities, the resort is an ideal destination for affluent travelers seeking both adventure and relaxation. Staying at least one night at Chateau Lake Louise should be a bucket list experience for any Jetset traveler.

Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, often referred to as the “Castle in the Rockies,” is an iconic luxury resort located in Banff National Park, Alberta. Known for its stunning design, world-class amenities, and exceptional service, the hotel offers a unique blend of history, elegance, and natural beauty.
From our room we could see Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, designed by the legendary Stanley Thompson. One of North America’s top golf courses, it offers an 18-hole championship layout that winds through the stunning mountain landscape.


Golfers and hotel guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies, lush fairways, and the picturesque Bow River as they play this challenging and beautifully maintained course.


Banff National Park is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including elk, deer, bears, and various bird species. Guests at the hotel often have opportunities to observe these animals in their natural habitat. We took a highly recommended hotel offered guided wildlife tour which provided us with a chance to see elk, deer, moose – and yes, even a bear all while enjoying wine and cheese with our knowledgeable guide.


The hotel features a vast array of dining options, ranging from fine dining at the 1888 Chop House to casual fare at the Rundle Lounge. Each restaurant offers a unique culinary experience, emphasizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


However, a must, especially on a sunny day is having lunch on the Rundle Bar Patio which offers stunning views of the Bow Valley and surrounding mountains. Recently awarded Canada’s Best Patio, it’s an ideal spot for enjoying a meal, a drink, or simply relaxing while taking in the spectacular natural beauty of the Bow Valley.
If all the touring, golfing and eating has you tired, escape to the award-winning Fairmont Spa Banff Springs, which offers a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate and relax.. The spa features mineral pools, steam rooms, and a range of therapies inspired by the natural surroundings.


Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Yoga class
We also recommend checking out the hotels’ indoor and outdoor pools, allowing guests to swim and relax while enjoying the stunning mountain views. The heated outdoor pool is particularly popular for its serene setting and beautiful vistas.


Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel indoor spa
So much history and beauty are at every turn in and around the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Historic and architecturally stunning, the hotel itself is a landmark.
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Winter
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel offers a truly exceptional luxury experience in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world. With its iconic design, luxurious accommodations, world-class golf course, and a plethora of dining and recreational options, the hotel provides an unparalleled retreat for affluent travelers.


Image of golf course at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Whether enjoying the stunning views from the patio, indulging in a spa treatment, or exploring the abundant wildlife of Banff National Park, guests are sure to have a memorable and enriching stay at this historic “Castle in the Rockies.” I highly recommend you visit Banff and The Banff Springs Hotel. It truly is an incredible unique destination resort.

About The Author

Greg is an avid adventure traveler who has visited over 40 countries and in excess of 100 events and festivals in his 10+ years at Jetset magazine. Hobbies include skiing, golf , hiking ,swimming and biking.

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