Somehow, perhaps with the layer of dust and the immutable sepia photos of the past, this "Castle in the Rockies" feels as much a primal part of the wilderness as the trees and rocks it was hewn from. The castle has always stood there, seemingly as solid and immortal as the mountains surrounding it. The melodies of the Scottish pipers feel to the ear as natural as the bellowing of elk and bears.
Amdist the snows of winter in the ranges of the True North Strong and Free, with lit trees and warm fires in the limestone hearths, it is Christmas in the grand picturesque. Since I cannot bring all of you to it, I can at least bring it to all of you in a pair of videos. The first is an introduction to the Banff Springs itself, while the second is a "widescreen" presentation of Christmas at the hotel. I hope you enjoy them and Christmas!