Plan the Perfect Bachelorette in Banff

For many brides to be, one of the most exciting things to look forward to after the proposal (besides the wedding, of course!) is an incredible bachelorette party planned by her closest friends. A weekend filled with champagne, fun activities and countless memories is among the best ways to celebrate long-lasting friendships and this exciting milestone.

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For the planners of a bachelorette party, the most important element of making it the most memorable trip yet is choosing a destination that stands out from the rest. The bride-to-be will be blown away with excitement when she discovers a weekend trip in beautiful Banff awaits her with some of her closest friends.

Not only does Banff offer direct access to breathtaking sightseeing, it also offers impressive shopping, nightlife and activities – exactly what is needed for a celebratory getaway with the girls!

When looking into accommodation, why not consider one of the most breathtaking lodges in the Rocky Mountains that is enjoyed by guests in every season! Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff is an extremely popular destination for weddings, but also provides the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable bachelorette celebration.

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Kim Payant. Styling: Naturally Chic, Willow Flower Co. 

As part of providing our guests with outstanding experiences, Buffalo Mountain Lodge has just launched a NEW bachelorette package that is sure to have both the bride-to-be and her best friends feeling spoiled from the moment they arrive until the moment they leave.

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This package includes one night accommodation, a crisp bottle of sparkling wine and a delicious cheese plate waiting for you in your room as well as a three-course dinner and breakfast at our award-winning Sleeping Buffalo Dining Room.

The bride-to-be and her closest friends will be able to sip and savour the weekend away while indulging in a glass of wine in the lounge, soaking up the views in our outdoor hot tub or relaxing in our new dry sauna.

The best part about this new bachelorette package is the ability to enjoy it while still having full access to the town of Banff. For those looking for a bit of extra planning inspiration to complement Buffalo Mountain Lodges’ new package, we have put together some ideas that are sure to make your stay even more special.

Start the weekend with a hike to enjoy the sights  

After the car ride or flight to Banff, there is no question that you and the girls will be eager to stretch your legs and experience the Rocky Mountains with your own eyes.

Once you have checked in to Buffalo Mountain Lodge and put on your best hiking outfits, feel free to explore a number of great hiking options that are close to the lodge. Ranging from easy to advanced, the hikes in the area are the best way to get some fresh air, see Banff from a new perspective and enjoy the sights of the stunning Rockies.

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One of the most popular hikes for numerous visitors to the area is the Tunnel Mountain Hike. This switch-back trail will give you and the girls the ability to climb to the summit of Tunnel Mountain in the heart of Banff. A perfect place for a group shot, Tunnel Mountain provides breathtaking views of the Bow Valley and area. Don’t forget your good hiking shoes and plenty of water before you make your way up to the summit!

Some other hikes in the area that are a hit with visitors and locals alike is the Fenland Trail and the Bow River/Hoodos hike. Learn all about the hikes in the area here.

Reward yourselves with a delicious dinner back at the lodge

After an afternoon of hiking, it is no question that you and the girls will have worked up a healthy appetite for a delicious meal. As part of the Bachelorette Package, your party will be able enjoy a three-course meal at our award-winning Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant.

With its cozy interior design, our Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant features some of the most incredible flavors that have been hand crafted from our talented chefs. The menu has been created to bring you an authentic Rocky Mountain dining experience, complemented with an award-winning list of wines and cocktails.

Share a charcuterie plate to start and then dig in to a succulent cut of salmon, Northern Caribou or Bison, and finish off with a delicious Espresso Crème Brûlée. See all these delicious items and more on our menu.

Dance the Night Away in Banff

After enjoying a delicious meal at Sleeping Buffalo, you will be feeling ready to hit the town and enjoy the popular nightlife in Banff. Banff offers a number of great venues for you and the girls to let loose and dance the night away. With Buffalo Mountain Lodge’s shuttle service running until 11 p.m. getting to and from the lodge has never been easier.

If you and the girls are looking for somewhere to dance the night away and enjoy some drinks, the Dancing Sasquatch and the  HooDoo Lounge/Night Club should be top on your list. These bars are popular for both locals and travelers alike and are great locations for a night filled with laughs and a great time.

Wake up to a delicious breakfast at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant

Waking up after a night on the town is best met with a delicious breakfast to re-energize and get you going for the day. Included in your package is a delicious breakfast from our Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant. Offering something for everyone, you and the girls will have a wide selection of options to choose from as well as coffee and an array of teas to go with your hearty morning meal.

Indulge in a Banff Spa Treatment

After enjoying a delicious breakfast back at the lodge, the perfect way to spend the rest of the morning is by indulging in some serious relaxation and pampering. Spoil the bride-to-be and yourselves with a spa treatment in the heart of Banff that is sure to come as a welcomed addition to the weekend. Some popular spa options include:

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Red Earth Spa

Located off of Banff Avenue in the Banff Caribou Lodge is a full service spa with six treatment rooms including one dedicated to hydrotherapy. A perfect place for a bachelorette group, Red Earth also features an esthetics room with two manicure stations and two pedicure chairs – perfect for group pampering.

Mountain Spa

Located in the heart of Banff, Mountain Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind with your girlfriends. As an independent facility, Mountain Spa offers a wide array of amenities, including nine spa treatment rooms, two dual massage rooms, a spa lounge, two steam rooms and a rooftop terrace with beautiful mountain views. A perfect way to relax, Mountain Spa also offers a package deal that includes a tension relieving customized massage, intense moisture facial and pedicures. An experience that is sure to revitalize from head to toe!

Strike it Big in the Bowling Alley after lunch   

What could be more fun than a bowling afternoon in Banff with the girls to wind down the trip? Whether it be a way to demonstrate some healthy competition, or simply to enjoy a beer, a slice of pizza and some laughs, bowling is a great addition to a bachelorette weekend. As the most popular alley in Banff, High Rollers is all about Pins, Pints and Pizza! Three essentials when it comes to having a great time at the bowling alley.

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No matter the activity, the best bachelorette parties are the ones spent in great company making wonderful memories. Good luck planning the best trip ever for the deserving bride-to-be!