Benefits

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…

Employee Ski Pass Program

Overview

Banff Lodging Company offers subsidized season passes for local ski resorts to emplyoees. Take advantage of great prices on a mid-week or full week pass for Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, or Mount Norquay, or access them all with a Ski Big 3 season pass!

All passes include free transportation between Banff and the resort. Choose from multiple payment options that offer you flexibility and convenience.

Lake Louise Special Offer: 

We know you Lake Louise lovers want to make the most out of your ski season, but the distance can make it hard to squeeze in a shred session before your shift… which is why we’re offering you a special deal; You’re able to purchase TWO passes with employee pricing under the condition that one of them is a Lake Louise Mid-Week or Full-Week pass. 

    How to Purchase a Pass

    Passes can be purchased at Head Office (229 Bear St., 3rd Floor, Wolf & Bear Mall) during regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm), starting Monday, October 19th. 

    The final day to purchase a season pass is Tuesday, December 15th, 2020. 

      2020-21 Employee Pricing

      * Loyalty deposit payable on first pass only, refundable in April 2021 (see conditions below). 
      ** Limited quantity available.

        Payment Options

        Accepted payment methods  include; cash, cheque, or credit card (debit and Visa debit are not accepted).

        1. Pay the full price of your pass upfront by cash, cheque or credit card, OR;
        2. Pay the first installment by cash, cheque or credit on sign-up, then pay the remaining balance in one seperate payment before December 15th, 2020, or by payroll deductions (split evenly across 6 pay periods).

        IMPORTANT: Debit card payment are not accepted. Please provide the exact amount when paying cash as change cannot be provided. 

          Loyalty Deposit

          Banff Caribou Properties will return your loyalty deposit of $200.00 provided you meet the following conditions:

          1. You maintain an average minimum of 20 hours of work per week between December 20th, 2020 and April 10th, 2021.
          2. You have paid for your pass in full, and you have no other monies owing to Banff Caribou Properties Ltd.;
          3. You are an active Banff Lodging Company employee on April 10th, 2021.

          If eligible, your $200.00 deposit will be refunded and included in your April 23rd, 2021 pay.

            Refund Information

            Passes are non-refundable except when Refund Insurance is purchased, subject to resort terms & conditions. The Refund Insurance can be purchased only at the time of pass purchase, and is non-refundable.

            The cost of refund insurance must be paid for in full at the time of sign-up.

            Refund Option Prices:

            Lake Louise (Full Week): $42
            Lake Louise (Mid-Week): $42
            Lake Louise (Family): $94.50

            Sunshine Village (Full Week): $52.50
            Sunshine Village (Mid-Week): $52.50
            Sunshine Village (Family): $94.50

            Ski Big 3 (Full Week): $52.50
            Ski Big 3 (Mid-Week): $52.50

            Refund Option terms & conditions and calculations are different for each ski resort, and more information can be found on their websites. The refund option is not offered for Norquay passes.

              Outdoor Activities

              Subsidized Employee Ski Passes (Winter Benefit)

              Take advantage of discounted mid-week or full week passes at the following resorts;

              • Ski Big 3
              • Lake Louise Ski Resort
              • Sunshine Village Ski Resort
              • Mount Norquay Ski Resort (full week only)
              Retail and 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)
              • 25% off of all regular priced retail (equipment, gear and other merchandise)
              • Staff ID Card required upon transaction!
              Discounted Avalanche Safety Training Courses (Winter Benefit)

              Alpine Air Adventures offers discounts on Avalanche Safety Training to all BLC employees throughout the 2020-2021 winter season;

              • AST – Level 1:  $170 + GST ($60 off regular price)
              • AST – Level 2: $549 + GST ($96 off regular price)

              For more information on the course or to register, email Jeff Bullock; info@alpineairadventures.com and mention that you work for Banff Lodging Co.

              Free Canoeing - Banff Canoe Club (Summer Benefit)

              Free canoe passes may be used on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. No advanced booking available.

              • Leave your Staff ID at Ultimate Sports (206 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 Ultimate Sports 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)

              Play the Banff Springs Tunnel 9 Golf Course for free, up to once a week all summer long! The course is open as of June 15th, 2020.

              • Your round includes free club rental, 15% off all regular priced items at the Pro Shop, and 15% off all golf course food & beverage.
              • Golf cart use may be purchased at the Pro Shop for $15/person per 9 holes, subject to availability on a day-to-day basis.
              • Golf passes can be used for morning tee times (collect after 6am and return by 1:45pm) or afternoon tee times (collect after 2pm and return by 10pm). Please arrange your tee time accordingly.
              • Please see the Golf Pass Terms & Conditions for applicable responsibilities & restrictions.

              How to book a round:

              • Check available tee times for the Tunnel 9 course online here.
              • Call Moose Hotel & Suites Front Desk (403-760-8570) and ask if there’s an employee pass available on the morning/afternoon you wish to play to reserve the pass.
              • Confirm your tee time with the Banff Springs Golf Club using their online booking system.
              • Take your Staff ID to the Moose Hotel & Suites Front Desk on the morning or afternoon of your game and exchange it for your pass.
              • Show your golf pass at the Pro Shop when you arrive at the course, and rent a free set of clubs if required.
              • After your game, return the golf pass to the Moose Hotel & Suites Front Desk and collect your Staff ID card.
              Golf Membership Discounts - Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course (Summer Benefit)

              The Banff Springs Tunnel 9 Golf Course is open as of June 15th, 2020!

              • Get a discounted golf membership to the Tunnel 9 course for the entire season with a Tunnel 9 or Tunnel 9 Plus Pass.
              • View the Golf Pass Purchase Agreement for what your pass includes and pricing.
              • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the option to purchase a Golf Cart Pass is not available at this time. Golf cart use may be purchased at the Pro Shop for $15/person on a day-to-day basis, subject to availability.
              Purchase a Pass
              • To purchase a golf pass, visit Head Office and pay by cash or payroll deductions (6 pay periods), or purchase your pass online here with a Visa or Mastercard.
              • It is mandatory for anyone wishing to use the Banff Springs Golf Course facility to use this link to review the regulations and processes for the golf facility as they have changed due to COVID-19.
              • The Banff Springs Golf Club is encouraging all passholders to use this link to book all tee times for the 2020 golf season to divert phone calls and traffic in the Pro Shop for the safety of their guests and staff.

              Fitness Membership & Yoga Discounts

              Banff Rocky Mountain Resort Fitness Centre

              Update: The RMR Fitness Centre will resume accepting staff memberships as of Sunday, September 13th.

              • $25 per month (no contracts)
              • Access to the gym, squash/tennis/basketball courts, and the indoor & outdoor pool
              • Use the free shuttle that runs between Ptarmigan Inn (downtown) and BRMR every hour
              • To sign up, visit the Front Desk at BRMR and bring your Staff ID
              Fairmont Fitness Centre

              Update: The Fairmont BSH Fitness Centre is not accepting new memberships until Phase 3 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy due to Covid-19.

              • Choose between the Fitness Centre & Aquatics Membership or the Aquatics Only Membership
              • 3-month, 6-month and annual memberships available

              Fitness & Aquatics
              3-month: $324.19 ($69.56 off regular price)
              6-month: $448.86 ($70.89 off regular price)
              12-month: $640.50 ($141.75 off regular price)

              Aquatics Only
              3-month: $175 ($25 off regular price)
              6-month: $275 ($25 off regular price)
              12-month: $395 ($25 off regular price)

              *Prices include tax and are subject to change.

              • 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 Willow Stream Spa service desk at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
              Canmore Elevation Place Memberships
              • Choose between the Go Beyond Membership or Splash Membership
              • Immediate 20% discount applied on sign up at the Elevation Place
              • We will pay you a $10/month subsidy towards the cost of your membership (applicable to monthly recurring memberships only) when you submit your monthly receipts to Human Resources at hr@bestofbanff.com
              • The subsidy will be added to your paycheck every 3 months ($30 every 3-months)
              • To sign up, visit the Elevation Place and bring with you proof of employment (Contact hr@bestofbanff.com for a Confirmation of Employment Letter)

               

              Go Beyond (Price/Month) 

              Public Price: $57/mo
              Discounted Price: $46/mo
              Price after Subsidy: $36/mo

              Splash (Price/Month)

              Public Price: $42/mo
              Discounted Price: $34/mo
              Price after Subsidy: $24/mo

              prices subject to change

              Free Yoga Classes

              Update: Suspended until further notice due to Covid-19. 

              • We offer free yoga to all BLC employees on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30pm at the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
              • Email redearthspa@bestofbanff.com 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
              • 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
              • 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 owed restaurants include:

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

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

              • $7 standard movie ticket ($10 3D movies)
              • $3.50 medium fountain drink/popcorn
              • $6.75 Kokanee draft (20 oz)
              • 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 $10 off the regular price, per person
              • Contact the Human Resources team for the exclusive BLC employee discount code
              • Book online at eurekabanff.ca 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 employees 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
              Employee Referral Program
              • Earn financial rewards when you refer a friend between February 1st and August 31st, and they are successfully hired and work for us for a minimum of 3 or 6 months
              • For full details, including reward amounts, how to refer someone, eligibility, and terms & conditions, please refer to the Referral Agreement
              English Language Course Reimbursement

              Update: The Bow Valley Learning Council has suspended all courses until further notice due to Covid-19. 

              • 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 bowvalleylearning.ca
              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

              Accommodation

              Employee Housing
              • Shared Bedroom
              • Clean & affordable at $13/day
              • 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, or 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

              *Special Fall/Winter Promotion for Select Dates*

              • Book for $99/night at the Moose Hotel & Suites 
              • Book for $75/night for all other Banff Lodging Co. hotels
              • Valid only on Sunday – Thursday stays between October 12th – December 17th, 2020 and January 3rd – February 11th, 2021 (excludes Friday & Saturday stays)
              • Valid only on Standard Room bookings
              • This offer is subject to availability, and it not valid with any other discount or package.

              Please contact Human Resources at hr@bestofbanff.com for the promo code.

              Health & Wellness Coverage

              Group 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 Part 4 of 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)
              • 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
              • Free yoga classes in Woodlands room

              Book a service by using our quick and easy booking request form.  A member of the team at the spa of your choice will contact you to confirm the booking.

              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)
              • 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

              Book a service by using our quick and easy booking request form.  A member of the team at the spa of your choice will contact you to confirm the booking.

              Transportation Discounts

              Roam Local Banff Bus Pass
              • Enjoy unlimited local travel for a one-time $20 payroll deduction

              Exchanging/Replacing Passes

              • Passes expire Dec 31st of every calendar year
              • Continue to exchange your pass at year-end for no charge when you return your expired pass
              • Replacement passes will cost you $20

              Complete the local bus pass agreement and sign up at the Head Office reception desk

              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
              • Contact the Human Resources team for the exclusive BLC employee discount code
              • Book online at enterprise.ca or in person at the Banff Caribou Lodge and bring your Staff ID
              Brewster Express

              All locals receive 25% off of Brewster buses! Travel to

              • Calgary
              • Canmore
              • Kananaskis
              • Lake Louise
              • Jasper

               

              Banff Airporter
              • All locals receive 15% off of Banff Aiporter Services between Banff and the Calgary International Airport
              • Call Banff Airporter at 1 (888) 449-2901 to have the discount applied on your booking
              • You will be required to present your Staff ID or another piece of ID with your Banff address before you board the bus
              • View the bus schedule at banffairporter.com

               

              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 beatniksalon.com 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)

              Banff Lodging Company

              Banff Lodging Company

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

              Human Resources

              Local: (403) 760-8521
              E-mail: hr@bestofbanff.com

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