Easter is a excellent opportunity for a springtime visit to the Canadian Rockies. With Easter Sunday 2017 falling relatively late on April 16, there is a good chance that the weather in the town of Banff will be spring-like, while the ski and snowboard season will still be in full swing at Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Mount Norquay. Easter is also a great time to go sightseeing in Banff National Park as the views of the snow-capped peaks are stunning at this time of year, and the roads are very quiet compared to the summer months. Alternatively, strolling through the streets of downtown Banff discovering the excellent restaurants and shopping can be a fun and relaxing way to spend the Easter holiday weekend.
Banff Lodging for Easter 2017
Easter weekend is usually a busy one for hotels in Banff, and most Banff accommodations do not offer specific Easter packages or special deals. That being said, at the time of writing, availability is quite good for Easter weekend and it is recommended that you make your reservations as early as possible while there is still a wide selection of hotels to choose from. As the holiday weekend approaches, vacancies for the night of Saturday April 15 are likely to become limited, while Friday April 14 and Sunday April 16 will probably have more openings.
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Skiing and Snowboarding
The Banff area is blessed with a long winter which means that by Easter the ski resorts often have some of their best snow of the whole season. Both Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Mountain Resort are open until May and Mount Norquay will also still be open for Easter weekend skiing.
Easter Sunday Brunch in Banff
One of the best things to do on Easter Sunday in Banff is to treat yourself to one of the amazing brunches offered by several hotels in town, and we have listed some of the most popular options below. These events are extremely popular and are likely to sell out, which means early reservations are strongly recommended.
Easter Sunday Brunch at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Sunday Brunch at the Banff Springs Hotel is legendary, and their Easter Brunch is no exception. In addition to the impressive breakfast and lunch specialties, there are often extra Easter themed treats which make the Easter Brunch buffet even more special. Also, the Brunch for Easter 2017 will take place in the Alberta and New Brunswick Rooms, and the Cascade Ballroom, with the buffet being located in the Riverview Lounge, which is a rare opportunity to experience these venues which are reserved for special occasions.
When: April 16 2017, 10.00-14.30
Where: Alberta & New Brunswick Rooms, Cascade Ballroom
Cost: Adults $80, Children 6-12yrs $42, 5yrs + under free
Reservations: 403 762 6860
Rimrock Resort Hotel Easter Brunch
Sunday Brunch will be offered in the Ballroom at the Rimrock Resort Hotel, and will feature a buffet with breakfast and lunch items and chef attended carving stations.
When: April 16 2017, 10.00-13.00
Cost: Adults $45, Children 6-12yrs $22.50, 5yrs + under free
Reservations: 403 762 3356
Easter Sunday Brunch at the Banff Park Lodge
The Banff Park Lodge will be serving Easter Sunday Brunch in the Chinook Restaurant from 10am to 2pm. The buffet includes a wide selection of breakfast and hot & cold lunch items, including omelet station, waffles, carving station & salads. Make sure you leave plenty of room for the excellent desserts and chocolate fountain!
When: April 16 2017, 10.00-14.00
Where: Chinook Restaurant
Cost: Adults $39, Children 6-12yrs $22, 5yrs + under free
Reservations: 403 762 4433
Easter Brunch at Buffalo Mountain Lodge
On Tunnel Mountain, the sophisticated yet rustic Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant at Buffalo Mountain Lodge will be offering a delectable Easter breakfast buffet including carved bone-in ham, omelet station, brioche French toast, blueberry pancakes, and other tasty breakfast items.
When: April 16 2017, 08.00-12.00
Where: Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant
Cost: Adults $28
Reservations: 403 760 4484
*The above rates for Easter Sunday Brunch do not include tax and service charge.