Easter is a excellent opportunity for a springtime visit to the Canadian Rockies. With Easter Sunday 2016 falling relatively early on March 27, 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 2016
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 March 26 are likely to become limited, while Friday March 25 and Sunday March 27 will probably have more openings.
To check rates and availability for several Banff hotels, click here.
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 2016 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: March 27 2016, 10.00-14.30
Where: Alberta & New Brunswick Rooms, Cascade Ballroom
Cost: Adults $75, Children 6-12yrs $40, 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: March 27 2016, 10.00-13.00
Cost: Adults $42, Children 6-12yrs $21, 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: March 27 2016, 10.00-14.00
Where: Chinook Restaurant
Cost: Adults $39, Children 6-12yrs $22, 5yrs + under free
Reservations: 403 762 4433
Easter Brunch at Mount Norquay
If you are skiing or riding on Easter Sunday, why not have your brunch on mountain? Kika’s Cafe at Mount Norquay will be hosting brunch on March 27th from 10am to 1pm. There will be plenty of breakfast goodies on the menu including eggs, bacon, and French toast with maple syrup, and the kids are sure to enjoy the Easter egg hunt outside the lodge at 10am.
When: March 27 2016, 10.00-13.00
Where: Kika’s Cafe, Mount Norquay
Cost: Adults $30, Children 6-13yrs $15, 5yrs + under free
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, banana bread French toast, and other breakfast items.
When: March 27 2016, 08.00-12.30
Where: Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant
Reservations: 403 760 4484
*The above rates for Easter Sunday Brunch do not include tax and service charge.