When you’re looking for the perfect Banff kid friendly hotel, there are a few key elements that you want to look for, such as: pools for the kids to play in to their heart’s content ; free wi-fi (although it can be nice to go without for a proper vacation from the real world); airport shuttles to make life smoother; free breakfast that can save a couple hundred dollars over a long weekend; and in-room coffee makers so mom and dad can get that morning perk to take on the day.

Our picks for Banff kid friendly hotels include all the above key elements, and more. And when we say ‘and more’ we mean the following similarities: They all have great pools and hot tubs that are perfect after a day at Ski School. They all are catered specifically towards families with features and amenities with all ages in mind. They all have good bedding options, providing restful sleeps. They all have a rustic yet contemporary feel. And they are all located outside of the busy and bustling downtown Banff for some proper peace and quiet. We’ll help you find your family the perfect Banff kid friendly hotel.

Sunshine Mountain Lodge

The Sunshine Mountain Lodge is located right in the heart of the mountain at 7,200 feet, accessible only by the gondola that transports you up from the parking lot to the base of Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort. Holding the title of  the only ski-in/ski-out accommodation in Banff National Park, you’ll be the first on the slopes each morning. Staying here is more than a hotel – it’s an exceptional experience that will bestow your family with life-long memories. The Lodge features a fine selection of unique guest rooms to suit a variety of tastes and values, from affordably intimate and cosy to spectacular and sprawling suites ideal for families. All are decorated in a rustic mountain theme with special luxury touches that ensure you’re properly pampered after an epic day on the slopes. Lots of complimentary family activities & programs available throughout the season.

Early booking winter 2015-2016: 4th Night Free + Next Day Ski FREE  

Book by December 15, 2015. Blackout dates: December 25- January 2, 2016, February 14-17, 2016

Chateau Lake Louise, the ultimate Winter Wonderland!

Celebrate the ultimate winter wonderland at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a kids’ heaven! 45 minutes west of Banff you will discover this luxury family base camp for adventure. The Chateau is known for its champagne powder and unique amenities like a giant ice castle, skating rink, horse drawn sleigh rides, an outdoor ice bar and much more. Catch the complimentary shuttle just 10 minutes to the Lake Louise Ski Resort, or step out the front door to miles of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoe trails. A favourite activity in Lake Louise is going on a moonlit snowshoe adventure with the hotel’s Mountain Heritage Guides. Listen to the silence of the mountains while learning about the constellations above. Guided snowshoeing and cross country skiing is also available during the daylight hours with the Mountain Heritage Guides. The Guides are the most knowledge people about all things Rocky Mountains, from nature to animals to history.

Fun winter activities: Ice bar cocktails and outdoor fireplace, skating on Lake Louise , sleigh rides, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, Fairmont spa.

Free activitiesfor hotel guests:, kids 5 and under eat for free, pool access, skating ( rentals required)

Fairmont Banff Springs

This year round resort seems like a small city within itself. Again, one of the most Banff kid friendly hotels, you will feel the warm welcome from the friendly staff as you wander throughout the magnificent building. Around every turn is hidden nook to cozy up with a book in, or a grand ballroom filled with history. As a guest of the hotel you are invited to take in a hotel historical tour offered on select days. If you love to eat, this is the place for you. .

The Fairmont Banff Springs Kids Club provides a signature experience for your little ones from ages six to thirteen. Children have the opportunity to explore the wonders of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Banff National Park with  experienced professional staff. Their programs focus is on developing a sense of adventure for each child through exploring our amazing surroundings. Not only is Kids Club fun, it provides the children with a chance to learn about Canada’s first National Park in a variety of hands on activities. All activities follow a “leave no trace” policy which is based on the philosophy of “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints.”

The Kids Club summer program has a weekly itinerary with a different special activity or field trip taking place each day. They also provide a large assortment of activities, adapted to best suit the children present.

Other Club Activities :Hotel and Wilderness Scavenger Hunts, Giant board games, Obstacle Course Sports & Games, Arts & Crafts, Movies,Canadian 5-pin Bowling, Disc Golf

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort is your ideal family mountain getaway, a relaxing retreat set amid eight acres of private parkland and the glorious scenery of Canada’s oldest national park. The Resort is composed of series of condos and suites, all with cosy fireplaces and rustic ambience that feel like your own cabin nestled away in the wilderness. The Junior Suite featured in this hot deal is 340 square-feet with a queen or two double beds, a sitting area with a couch and flat screen TV, gas fireplace and mini-fridge. The Resort is ten minutes outside of Banff and a free shuttle departs hourly for access to shopping and restaurants. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, fitness club, squash courts, tennis courts, basketball court, and horseshoes. So whether you want to relax or be active, you’re in great hands at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort.

Early Special Offer: 4th Night Free + 4th Day Ski FREE when you bundle up your ski package with us. Book by November 30,2015.

Splish Splash at Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets

The Douglas Fir Resort is one of the best option among the best Banff kid friendly hotels, due to its vaunted waterpark that will have the kids begging for more. Two giant waterslides offers excitement and fun for the whole family as they twist and turn into the pool below. There’s also a big swimming pool and a little kiddies pool. And when you want to relax, there’s a jacuzzi for up to two dozen people and a large steam room to marinate within.

There’s also an indoor Playzone (the largest in Western Canada at over two-storeys high and 36-feet long) that kids will absolutely adore. The interactive structure is designed like a giant treehouse, with slides and tunnels and nets that will inspire imagination and play for those 12 years and under. Unlike the pool, however, the Playzone is for registered guests only and open daily from 8 to 8..