GOLF GETAWAY ROUTEThe best way to experience Canada’s Western Mountain Region is a road trip through the stunning mountain vistas. Your drive through the Canadian Rockies will include sparkling emerald lakes, charming towns, and lots of wildlife viewing. Included are some suggestions that you can use to help outline your rocky mountain road trip.
Day one Calgary to BanffOne and half hours west of Calgary is Banff National Park and The Fairmont Banff Springs. The Fairmont Banff Springs golf course is renowned for its panoramic beauty, offering a captivating and challenging layout with twenty seven holes set in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Along the way to Banff make a stop in Canmore for a round on one of four courses. After checking into The Fairmont Banff Springs the day is yours to explore or get a quick round on Tunnel Nine in before enjoying dinner at one the hotel’s many restaurants or in the town of Banff.
Day two The Fairmont Banff SpringsRise early and enjoy breakfast at the golf clubhouse before a round on the Stanley Thompson eighteen. Play the game the traditional way or try something different with our Golf Heritage Experience. Go back in time with hickory clubs, a personal caddy and play the course the way Stanley Thompson designed it to be played. Enjoy post game cocktails and snacks in the clubhouse, or experience a golf performance treatment at Willow Stream spa to wrap up an exhilarating day of golf in Alberta.
Day three Banff to JasperEnjoy a hearty breakfast buffet in the Bow Valley Grill or grab something to-go from the Castle Pantry before you embark on one of the worlds most spectacular drives up the Icefields Parkway three and a half hours to The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Highlights along the way include the Athabasca Falls, chances to spot wildlife like bear, moose, deer and elk and the magnificent Columbia Icefields. After arriving at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, home to Canada’s #1 Golf Resort, hit the driving range and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day four The Fairmont Jasper Park LodgeAn early tee time on The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course not only brings stunning vistas but also a good chance at spotting wildlife. Play eighteen holes with each one offering a challenge from elevated tee boxes and dramatic bunkering matched with mountain vistas. Afterwards have a BQQ lunch at the clubhouse or visit the town of Jasper before relaxing in the comforts of your signature cabin, guestroom or suite. Make your visit extra special by renting the five bedroom signature Stanley Thompson cabin, overlooking the first fairway.
Day five Jasper to Whistler via KamloopsEnjoy breakfast and a walk around the lake before checking out of the hotel as you continue your golf adventure heading west just over five hours to Kamloops. Here you will have a stop over on your journey to Whistler. Golf one of six Kamloops courses and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day six Kamloops to WhistlerStart the day early and continue on a four hour drive to The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. After settling into the hotel, take the shuttle to the golf course and tee off for eighteen. The golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr, is a par 72, 18-hole course offering a golf opportunity unmatched in the region. Carved out of the slopes of the Coast Mountain range, with elevation changes of more than 400 feet overall, it is generous to the eye and provides enough fun and challenge for players of all levels. After your round enjoy dinner on the Mallard Terrace or in the vibrant Whistler village.
Day seven The Fairmont Chateau WhistlerEnjoy a delicious and quick breakfast at The Chateau’s Portobello Deli, a Whistler favourite, before playing another round on The Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf course. After having lunch at the clubhouse relax poolside at The Chateau or if you are up for it try your hand at one of three other nearby golf courses. Tonight, enjoy a locally inspired dish in The Wine Room.
Day eight Whistler to VancouverCheck out of the hotel and depart for Vancouver on the Sea to Sky highway and take in the breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountain range. Play a round along the way in Squamish or West Vancouver. Check into the Fairmont Vancouver Airport and enjoy the evening at leisure for the conclusion of your golf journey through the Canadian Rockies and Coast Mountains.