In 1883, on the slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, three railway workers discovered a natural hot spring, and from there the park was born. Nowadays, Banff is one of the world’s premiere destinations, spanning a region of unparalleled majestic mountain scenery.”
The part 2 of the series is touring the second floor of the castle, where you can sit by any of the windows to get different views of the beautiful surroundings.
A room with a view…
The first day, I was up on the second floor with my camera before 7:30 am and thought it would be a quiet time for taking photos. When I got out of the elevator, I noticed the place was already crowded with tourists. The next day, I tried to get there at around 6:30 am, there were only a few tourists, but service people were everywhere busying with cleaning floors and windows, and many staff were running around in the hallways setting up for the upcoming conferences and formal parties of the day and week; and I was told politely not to take photos of those rooms. On our last day, I thought that was my only chance, I was ready at around 5:00 am, and sun was up already. It was very quiet, and I thought had the entire floor to myself, almost.
The Fairmount Banff Springs has rarely been presented as a hotel. PBS had made special programs and the National Geo had a few articles introducing its architecture and history. The Castle in the Wilderness, Indeed.