Benefits and Perks

Banff Lodging Company offers one of the most diverse and extensive employee benefit program structures in the Bow Valley.

As a BLC employee, you can enjoy benefits and perks that support a rich, active and engaging lifestyle, including; heath & wellness, sports & fitness, winter sports, summer activities, entertainment, eating and drinking out, travel, hotel stays, financial advantage, learning & development, and much, much more!

So what are you waiting for?  Get exploring…


Outdoor Activities

Free Canoeing - Banff Canoe Club (Summer Benefit)

Free canoe passes may be used after booking them in BLC online booking system.

  • Book your pass online here
  • Leave your Staff ID at the Banff Ptarmigan  (337 Banff Ave) and pick up a free canoe pass
  • Bring your canoe pass and a piece of Government issued ID to the Banff Canoe Club and enjoy up to 2 hours on the water
  • Bring your canoe pass back to the Banff Ptarmigan within 3 hours of the pickup time and collect your Staff ID
  • Please see the Canoe Pass Terms & Conditions for applicable responsibilities & restrictions
Free Golf - Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course (Summer Benefit)

We’re excited to provide a golf pass for employees, allowing them to learn and practice golf for free. Additionally, employees can play a round of golf at the Banff Springs Tunnel 9 Golf Course for only $30. To use the pass, you need to book it in advance at

Using the Banff Lodging Co. Golf Pass entitles you to free access to all practice facilities at the Banff Springs Golf Course and the additional benefits:

  • Complimentary ‘Striker’ golf club rentals.
  • A BLC Exclusive rate of $30+ GST to play 9 holes on Tunnel 9 Course on Tunnel 9 Course with booking up to 7-days in advance at
  • 15% discount at the Stanley Thompson Pro Shop (excluding sale and hard goods).
  • 15% discount on Golf Course F&B, including Stanley Smokehouse, Snack Bar and Beverage Carts.
  • Golf Carts rental for $15 per seat.

How to book a pass:

1. Book your staff pass online at:
2. If you would also like to play 9 holes on the Tunnel 9 Course (for a $30 fee), you will need to book the timeslot in advance at:
3.Pick up the Employee Golf Pass up at the Banff Ptarmigan Inn (337 Banff Avenue).

  • Your staff ID will be held until you return the Corporate Golf Pass.
  • Remember that Guest ALWAYS come first.
  • Employee pushing to the front of a queue or being inconsiderate to the Front Desk, will have their pass privileges revoked.

4. Go to the Banff Springs Golf Course

  • Review the Golf Course Guideline.
  • Use your 15% passholder discount in the Pro-Shop and on golf course food & drink.

5. Return the Employee Golf Pass on the same day of use and on time.

  • Return the pass to the Banff Ptarmigan Inn (337 Banff Avenue) within the allotted time.
Golf Membership Discounts - Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course (Summer Benefit)

Get a discounted golf membership to the Tunnel 9 course for the entire season with a Tunnel 9 or Tunnel 9 Plus Pass.

Purchase a Pass
  • To purchase a golf pass contact Human Ressources at
Retail and Ski & Bike Rental Discounts - Ultimate Sports
  • 50% off all bike rentals when you show your Staff ID (includes helmet and lock)
  • 50% off of all ski and snowboard rentals when you show your Staff ID (including boots, helmet, and poles)
  • 50% on Hiking poles and Bear Spray rentals when you show you Staff ID
  • 25% off of all regular priced retail (equipment, gear and other merchandise)
  • Staff ID Card required upon transaction!
Subsidized Employee Ski Passes (Winter Benefit)

2023/2024 winter season pass details:

Mt Norquay

Take advantage of subsidized employee ski passes:

  • $60 Norquay 98 Pass 
  • $220 Full Season Pass 

This subsidized pass requires $200 Loyalty Deposit at time of purchase.  This will be refunded to you on April 8, 2024 as long as you meet the terms and conditions below:

  1. Have an average of at least 20 hours of work per week between December 17, 2023 & April 1, 2024
  2. Have paid for your pass in full, and you have no other monies owing to BCP
  3. Are an active Banff Lodging Company employee on March 26, 2022
  4. Loyalty Deposit will be refunded on April 21, 2024 so long that you meet the above conditions

This benefit has ended for the 2023/24 season as of December 15.

Lake Louise, Sunshine and SkiBig3

BLC employees have access to early bird prices! (the best prices available).

Pay with Payroll Deductions

  • 33% Deposit upfront (must be paid within 3 days of completing this form)
  • 6 Equal payments deducted from your pay
  • Deadline for purchase is November 30 (SkiBig3) and December 15 (Sunshine & Lake Louise)

This benefit has ended for the 2023/24 season as of December 15.

Alpine Adventures (Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Avalanche Safety Training Courses)

Alpine Air Adventures offers discounts on Ice Climbing and Rock Climbing Experience to all BLC employees throughout the 2023-2024 winter season;

For more information on the course, email:  Contact HR for a promo code to be able to get the discounted prices.

Fitness Membership & Yoga Discounts

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort Fitness Centre
  • $25 per month (no contracts)
  • Access to the gym, squash/tennis/basketball courts, and the indoor & outdoor pool
  • To sign up, visit the Front Desk at BRMR and bring your Staff ID
Fairmont Fitness Centre
  • The Local Fitness & Aquatic Membership is available at a discounted rate.
  • 3-month, 6-month and annual memberships available

Fitness & Aquatics
3-month: 10% off
6-month: 10% off
12-month10% off


  • See what facilities and fitness classes are included in the Fairmont Fitness & Acquatics Membership on the Fairmont Website
  • To sign up, complete the BSH Fitness Forms and bring them with you to The Fairmont Banff Springs Spa service desk at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Free Yoga Classes
  • We offer free yoga to all BLC employees on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30pm at the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
  • Email and ask to be added to the yoga invitation email list
  • An email is sent to you every Tuesday & Thursday morning on the day of the class to ask who will be attending, reply to the email to reserve your place
  • Restriction: min. of 5 – max. of 10 ppl (please check your emails an hour before class if the class is still happening or if it was cancelled), pre-registration is required. If there are not enough people signed up, you will receive a cancellation notice 1 hour before the class via email
  • You will be required to show your Staff ID upon arrival

Food & Entertainment Discounts

Food & Beverage Discounts
  •  Get 40% off food and 27% off alcohol at all Banff Lodging Co. owned restaurants
  • Get 10% off at our café
  • When arriving at a restaurant, let the Host and your Server know that you are staff to check that the discount is available
  • Discounts are not guaranteed during peak demand times, and guests will be prioritized over staff
  • Discounts apply only to items personally consumed by the Staff ID Card holder

Banff Lodging Co. owned restaurants include:

  • The Keg Steakhouse & Bar (Banff locations only)
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar (Banff locations only)
  • Alpha Bistro
  • The Meatball Pizza & Pasta
  • Pacini (Banff locations only)
  • Sudden Sally
  • Downtown Sally
Lux Cinema Discounts

Get up to 50% off select concession items and movie tickets!

  • $7.99 Standard Movie Ticket (Typically the first two weeks of a big movie release are not included, or special showings like the Banff Mountain Film Festival are also not included)
  • $4.50 Small Fountain Drink or Small Popcorn
  • $5.00 Medium Fountain Drink or Medium Popcorn
  • $5.50 Large Fountain Drink or Large Popcorn
  • $6.50 Tall Cans  or Wine
  • Employee discount is not available with any other discount or package, and discount restrictions may apply on select movies
Eureka Escape Room

Take advantage of employee discounts at Eureka Escape Room Adventures!

  • Employees save 25%  for their total booking
  • Contact the Human Resources team for the exclusive BLC employee discount code
  • Book online at to apply the promo code at checkout and bring your Staff ID upon arrival

Financial Reward Programs

Anniversary Bonus
  • Anniversary bonuses are paid to all active employees in good standing after each year of employment with us
  • The bonus amount depends on whether you are a full time or part-time employee, and is calculated based on the average number of hours you worked per week in the year
  • The bonus will be paid to you in the pay cycle immediately following the anniversary of your first day of work

Full Time (30+ hrs/week) 

After 1 Year:      $600
After 2 Years:    $700
After 3 Years:    $800
After 4 Years:    $900
After 5 Years:    $1000

Part-Time (20-29 hrs/week)

After 1 Year: $450
After 2 Years: $525
After 3 Years: $600
After 4 Years: $675
After 5 Years: $750


  • After 5 years, you will continue to receive the $1000 (full time) or $750 (part time), but the amount does not increase thereafter
  • For more information on eligibility and reward amounts, please refer to Part 4 of the Employee Handbook for Anniversary Rewards Program
English Language Course Reimbursement
  • We will reimburse 80% of what you pay for any English Language Course, up to a maximum of $200 per employee
  • For full details, including eligibility, required proof and terms & conditions, please see the ESL Agreement Form
  • To view Bow Valley Learning Council’s current ESL Course Schedule and to register, visit
Home Purchase Loan Program
  • A Home Purchase Loan is available to employees of Banff Caribou Properties Ltd. (‘Caribou’) for the purchase of a home in Banff or Canmore.
  • Maximum Loan Amount of $70,000 – Caribou to match (1:1) the employee’s down payment on the purchase, up to a maximum $70,000.

Please see all Terms and Conditions below.

ESOP - Employee Share Owner Program

Employee Share Ownership Plan

  • ESOP is a result of our founding shareholder and principal owner’s vision to create a meaningful opportunity for employees to invest in their workplace and save for retirement, while perpetuating local ownership in the company and “keeping Banff in Banff”
  • To learn more on how to participate in ESOP, eligibility, purchase and sale of shares, share performance and more, read the ESOP FAQ


Employee Housing
  • Shared Bedroom
  • Clean & affordable at $10/day for a bunk bed and $15/day for a shared room
  • $210 for damage deposit
  • Walking distance to work location
  • Cable television & Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen facilities with cookware
  • Manager on site
  • Couples rooms may be requested and are subject to availability
Free Hotel Stays

Experience our hospitality from a guest’s perspective at any of our hotels!

  • Take advantage of a complimentary 1-night stay after every 3 months of employment
  • Free stays cannot be accumulated and used for multi-night bookings
  • Three months is counted from your first day of work. If you already used your free hotel stay, three months are counted from you last free stay
  • Bookings are subject to availability, and some blackout dates may apply during peak demand times
  • Please see the Agreement Form for Terms & Conditions, and submit the completed form to your Department Head
Friends and Family Hotel Discounts
  • Friends & Family of BLC employees get discounted rates when booking at our hotels
  • The friend or relative you are supplying the discount code to can book online or call our reservations department

Please contact Human Resources at for the promo code.

Health & Wellness Coverage

BLC Employee Health Insurance Plan
  • The plan is offered to all part-time and full-time employees who have reached 6 months of employment
  • The plan is contributed 50% by the employer and 50% by the employee via payroll deduction
  • The plan covers a number of different things up to certain amounts including; prescription medication, life insurance, dental fees, ambulance fees, and certain professional services (i.e. massage therapy, chiropractic, etc.)


How to Enroll Yourself;

  • Complete the Enrollment Form with the Payroll team as soon as you become eligible (at 6 months employment), or beforehand
  • Late applications may result in a reduction of policy coverage during your first year of membership


For more information, refer to Page 49 in the Employee Handbook

Red Earth Spa
  • 25 % off all services Monday – Thursday (excluding statutory holidays)
  • 25 % off retail products
  • 40% off birthday discount (or within 4 calendar days of it) – you will be asked to provide a government issued ID showing your date of birth
  • The discount cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount
  • You must be an active BLC employee on the day your service is delivered

Call Red Earth Spa at (403) 762-9292 or 1 (866) 379-0025 to book your appointment. You will be asked to provide credit card details when booking an appointment. You will also need to show your staff ID at the time of your appointment.

Meadow Spa + Pools
  • 25% off all services Monday – Thursday (excluding Statutory holidays)
  • 40% off services on your birthday (or within 4 calendar days of it) – you will be asked to provide a government issued ID showing your date of birth
  • 25% off of retail products
  • The discount cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount
  • You must be an active BLC employee on the day your service is delivered

Call Meadow Spa at 1 (866) 379-0022 to book your appointment or book online. You will be asked to provide credit card details when booking an appointment. Please advise the booking agent at the time of booking, that you are a staff member. You will also need to show your staff ID at the time of your appointment as well.

Transportation Discounts

Roam Banff - Canmore Regional Bus Pass
  • Purchase a 3, 6 or 12-month regional bus pass to travel between Banff and Canmore, and unlimited local transit
  • Purchase your pass through us to take advantage of payroll deductions, and spread the cost of your pass across 4 pay periods
  • View the regional bus pass agreement for pricing and terms & conditions
  • Sign up at Head Office, or send your completed form to Human Resources if you’ve chosen payroll deductions
Enterprise Car Rental
  • Access discounted rates on car rentals through Enterprise
  • To receive the discount call Enerprise Banff Office at (403) 762-2688
  • Bring your Staff ID when picking up the car
Banff Airporter
  • BLC Employees receive 20% discount on Scheduled Services (please contact HR for a discounted code to apply online)
  • You will be required to present your Staff ID before you board the bus
Mountain Park Transportation
Mountain Park Transportation offers direct shuttle service from Calgary to Banff

More Discounts!

Beatnik Salon Discounts
  • 15% off your first visit
  • 10% off any subsequent appointments
  • Book over the phone at (403) 985-5550 or online at and bring your Staff ID Card with you to your appointment
H&R Block Tax Service Discounts
  • H&R Block provides an exclusive 20% discount to BLC employees who need help filing their tax return
  • The discount is not available between April 15th – 30th
  • H&R Block will require your T4 statement to file your tax return with the CRA
  • Your T4 statement for the previous year becomes available in February, and can be accessed by logging on to Dayforce (from your desktop) and selecting Earnings > Year End Forms

Not ready to file a return but looking for advise on your tax situation? H&R Block will provide this to you at no cost

Call or visit H&R Block’s location in Banff (Ground Floor, Bear St. Mall, 226 Bear St.: 403-762-8360) or in Canmore (The Shops of Canmore, Suite 209, 300 Old Canmore Rd.: 403-678-3160) Service Discounts
  • Use this link to file your taxes with and receive $10 discount on personal tax services.
  • Use Online Calculator to get an estimated of your refund.
  • will require your T4 statement to file your tax return with the CRA.
  • Your T4 statement for the previous year becomes available in February, and can be accessed by logging on to Dayforce (from your desktop) and selecting Earnings > Year End Forms
  • Find more information on on their website.

Call at +1 888 200 1085 or email or use a Live Chat that is available 24/7.

Banff Lodging Co

Banff Lodging Company

Local: (403) 762-2642
Human Resources Office
229 Suite 300 Bear Street,
PO Box 1070
Banff, Ab, T1L 1H8