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$499 for a Banff spa escape

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for September 20, 2013

Are you looking for a chance to leave the world behind and lose yourself in luxury for a few days?

The “Escape to Willow Stream Spa Package” from Fairmont Banff Springs is your chance to do just that! Step back in time and celebrate this hotel’s 125th Anniversary. Come for a weekend of pampering and rejuvenation with this wonderful deal. This package starts at $499 and is valid until October 31, 2013.

Your mountain spa retreat begins in Banff, a town in the heart of Canada’s first National Park sitting on the edge of the Bow River with the Rockies at every turn. Boutiques and restaurants offer mountain charm, but the intensity of the land prevails.

Package Includes:

  • One night room accommodation
  • Self parking
  • Choice of one select Willow Stream spa treatment per adult, per night
  • Gourmet breakfast daily
  • Spa and breakfast gratuities Tours National Parks

Don’t spend all your time at the spa! While in Banff, make sure you check out one of Canada’s amazing western treasures! Banff National Park is a true Canadian gem just waiting to be discovered!

When Deputy Editor Rod Charles caught up with Bob McDonald, the TV personality talked about the beauty of Canada’s national parks — and why he sees them as being among the country’s greatest cultural symbols.

Charles: ”One thing that makes [McDonald’s] eyes light up is when he talks about Canada’s national parks. He’s had the opportunity to visit several in his career, including in 2012 when he travelled to Alberta as a guest speaker at the Jasper Dark Skies Festival. There he praised the beauty of the region and the educational value of the event, saying, ‘I think that’s an important lesson when you look at the dark skies, like we are in Jasper. You see that the earth is only one planet of a family of planets going around one star, that’s part of a huge galaxy that’s rotating through space, and that galaxy is only one of billions of other galaxies out there in an expanding universe, and even though we’re tiny, we know that. And that’s profound that we know our place.’”

To see a McDonald’s “Science of Travel” video, produced by, and read the rest of the story, click here.

To book with Willow Stream Spa: Click here. Call the toll-free reservation line at 1-800-404-1772 or email Spa Reservations.

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