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…

 

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)

Our Employee Ski Pass Program is closed for the 2020-21 season.

If you purchased an employee ski pass, your $200 loyalty deposit will be returned and included in your April 23rd, 2021 pay provided that you meet the loyalty deposit terms & coniditions:

  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.
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 the Moose Hotel & Suites  (345 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 Moose Hotel & Suites 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! There are 2 free passes available that can be booked for either morning tee times or afternoon tee times. The course opens May 7th, 2021.

  • Your round includes free club rental, 15% off all regular priced items at the Pro Shop (please note that there is no discount on hard goods), and 15% off all golf course food & beverage.
  • Golf cart use may be purchased at the Pro Shop for $15/person per 9 holes (pull cart is $5/person), 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 opens May 7th, 2021!

  • 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.
  • Annual Cart Pass is also available this year! Individual Golf Cart Use is $15.00 + tax per 9-holes (cost includes your seat in the cart only).
Purchase a Pass
  • To purchase a golf pass, visit Head Office and pay by cash (you have to have an exact amount) 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 2021 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: This benefit is unavailable  until Phase 3 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy due to Covid-19.

  • $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

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
  • 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 20%  for their total booking, up until May 31st
  • Contact the Human Resources team for the exclusive BLC employee discount code
  • Book online at eurekabanff.com 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 May 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 offers all courses online 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
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 $50,000 – Caribou to match (1:1) the employee’s down payment on the purchase, up to a maximum $50,000.

Please see all Terms and Conditions below.

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. 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 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

Book a service by using our quick and easy booking request form. A member of the team at the Red Earth Spa will contact you to confirm the booking. You will be asked to provide credit card details and you will go over COVID-19 Health and Safety questions as well.

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 Meadow Spa + Pools will contact you to confirm the booking. You will be asked to provide credit card details and you will go over COVID-19 Health and Safety questions as well.

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
  • BLC Employees receive a 30% discount on Private Charters between Banff and Calgary International Airport
  • Call Banff Airporter at 1 (888) 449-2901 to have the discount applied on your booking
  • https://banffairporter.com/
  • You will be required to present your Staff ID before you board the bus

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)

Last but not least... Banff & Canmore Bingo

Banff & Canmore Bingo

Complete our Banff & Canmore & Bingo before June 30th and win one-night stay at your choice of BLC Hotel and dinner for 2.  The winner will be chosen on July 1st, 2021.

To enter the contest:

  • complete at least 9 of the squares with evidence.  You can email us at hr@bestofbanff.com the evidence for each entry or tag @blcemployees on Facebook and Instagram. Once you complete at least 9 of the squares, please email us at hr@bestofbanff.com so we can check if we have evidence for all the activities.

 Terms & Conditions:

By entering the competition, you are giving Banff Lodging Co permission to use your photographs in future marketing materials and on Banff Lodging Co social media. Must be original photographs.

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Banff Lodging Company

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229 Suite 300 Bear Street,
PO Box 1070
Banff, Ab, T1L 1H8
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