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$249 for an artistic vacation in Banff

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for April 24, 2013

Fairmont Banff Springs is offering a package that will definitely put some colour in your life!

This historic hotel has launched the “Artist in Residence” program in conjunction with the 125th Artist in Residence Package, available all year. Each month one artist chosen by Mountain Galleries will live and paint in the hotel for one week. The artist will create work that is either inspired by or tells the story of the Fairmont Banff Springs. Each artist will work in designated areas throughout the hotel, giving guests the opportunity to watch the art come to life from the first stroke of the brush.

(Speaking of anniversaries, this hotel is celebrating its 125 anniversary with several events and packages throughout the year. Keep yourself updated by following the hashtag #Celebrate125 on Twitter).

On the third weekend of every month, guests choosing this package will be invited to a Friday evening welcome reception and then spend Saturday in a seminar with the artist in residence.

The majestic “Castle in the Rockies,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the heart of Banff National Park, has been providing luxurious hospitality to guests for 125 years. If you need a break from all the wonderful art, experience championship golf at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, or choose from a diverse offering ofswarm-weather activities. Enjoy year-round events and attractions including local galleries and museums, the Banff Gondola and mineral-rich hot springs.

This adults-only opportunity starts at $249 a night (based on double occupancy) and is available until Wednesday, December 25, 2013. A two-night minimum stay is required.


Available Dates for 2013: May 17-18, Jun 21-22, Jul 19-20, Aug 30-31, Sep 20-21, Oct 18-19, Nov 22-23 & Dec 20-21

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Evening reception with Artist in Residence

Morning: At Leisure – enjoy complimentary spa access
1:00pm: Walking tour of The Fairmont Banff Springs. Meet in Mountain Galleries.
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Session with Artist in Residence. Meet in Mountain Galleries.
Evening: At Leisure


Package Includes:

  • Two nights luxury accommodation held on the third weekend of each month
  • Friday evening private welcome reception
  • Seminar on Saturday with the artist
  • Spa Access
  • Housekeeping and porterage gratuities

To book with Fairmont Banff Springs: Call 1-866-540-4406 or email

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