HISTORY

Built in the year 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel was designed as a luxurious oasis in the wilds of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. With the expansion of the railway across Canada, travellers could now experience first-hand the stunning vistas, natural wonders and Albertan cuisine on offer in the mountains without leaving behind the comforts of home.

1888 Chop House is a celebration of this heritage. The interior decor reflects our railway origins with subtle train details throughout the space, while the menu pays tribute to Alberta’s rich farming and agricultural past.

 

Learn more about the history of the Fairmont Banff Springs here.

- WILLIAM CORNELIUS VAN HORNE

"SINCE WE CAN'T EXPORT
THE SCENERY, WE'LL HAVE TO
IMPORT THE TOURISTS"