Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge is conveniently located in the heart of Banff Township, and offers visitors the elegance and luxury of a first class hotel, but with the rustic charm and easy comfort of a traditional Canadian Rocky Mountain lodge. Walk through the front door, and the first thing you’ll notice is the unique Rundle Rock fireplace, as well as a myriad of original paintings, many by local and aboriginal artists. It’s only a 10-minute walk from the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge to downtown Banff, and the hotel is a quick sweep of the eyes from the spectacular mountain scenery that attracts millions of visitors annually to Banff National Park.
About the Area
Banff is most famous for its breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise and the Bow Valley, as well as the hundreds of outdoor activities such surroundings permit. There’s more to Banff, however, than skiing and mountain climbing. Banff also offers theatre performed by local artisans that tell the history of the area. The local museum tells a fascinating tale of the hundreds, even thousands of years that came before Banff’s famous hot springs were discovered near the base of Sulphur Mountain in 1883. Each year, a number of festivals are held, celebrating the culture and heritage of Banff. There are art galleries to inspire and upmarket boutiques and antique shops to tempt.
Of course, having said all that, it’s simply not possible to visit the area without at least trying to get the best possible view of the majestic mountains and turquoise lakes. The Banff Gondola is one terrific way of getting a whole lot of sightseeing in at one time. Ascending to the peak of Sulphur Mountain, visitors will be able to view no less than six separate mountain ranges. This facility is open year round, too, so the view is constantly changing.
Rooms at the Delta Royal Canadian fall into four categories, namely Delta Rooms, Premier Rooms, Junior Executive Suites and King Executive Suites. All are very generously proportioned compared with standard hotel rooms. Delta and Premier Rooms start at from 300-350 square feet, and the suites at approximately 450 square feet. All rooms are generously furnished and come with the following:
- Complimentary high speed wireless internet access
- 27-inch television
- Writing desk and chair
- Iron and ironing board
- Telephone with voice mail
- Individually controlled air conditioning units
- Coffee maker
- Amenities package
- Hair dryer
Delta Rooms are furnished with either one or two queen sized beds, depending on requirements, oversized bathrooms with full bathtub and shower, and custom-made Canadian furnishings and artwork.
Premier Rooms come with either fireplace or direct access to the Alpine Garden Terrace. Those with a fireplace have either one king or two queen beds, while garden access rooms come with two queen beds.
Deluxe Junior Suites come with king size bed and separate, comfortable seating area with gas fireplace and double-size sofa bed. The magnificent bathroom also includes a Jacuzzi tub.
For the ultimate in luxurious accommodation, treat yourself to the King Executive Suite. Directly overlooking the Alpine Garden, this suite comes with a king size bed, double size sofa bed, two plush, comfortable chairs, writing desk and a wet bar. In the bathroom you’ll find a two-person Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, spacious changing area and a granite-top vanity unit. If even more room is required, an adjoining bedroom with a single queen size bed can be rented as part of the package.
Dining at The Evergreen
Let’s get right to the point. If you arrive at the Royal Canadian Lodge hungry, you’re extremely unlikely to leave that way! The Evergreen Restaurant, it must be stressed, can provide an extremely health-conscious meal to those so inclined. However, they start serving breakfast at 6:30, and offerings include things like Royal Canadian Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon; a trio of banana, blueberry and buttermilk pancakes served with cinnamon butter and Canadian maple syrup; or how about a good old fashioned plate of steak and eggs? Lunch is equally appealing, offering fresh salads, grilled chicken wraps, succulent striploin steak sandwiches, Angus beef burgers, homemade french fries and special homemade soups. That leads right into the main event of the evening, where for dinner, diners can choose from such culinary delights as crispy skin Brome Lake duck, or handmade fettuccini with seafood in a creamy white wine and garlic sauce. Desserts include such indulgences as a pyramid of dark and white chocolate mousses with a Toblerone base and wild berry and blueberry coulis. If you would rather dine in your room, an extensive room service menu is also available.