What to Do in the Mountains in April

This month, eat Easter brunch in Lake Louise, try a new afternoon tea experience in Banff and ride a gondola in Jasper.

Royal Tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Photograph courtesy of Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Treat yourself to the new Royal Tea experience in Banff

While you probably won’t be the star of season three of Netflix’s Bridgerton, you can still enjoy afternoon tea like royalty thanks to the new Royal Tea experience at the Fairmont Banff Springs. This luxurious take on the hotel’s afternoon tea offering includes drinks like small batch tea blends and rosé Champagne paired with sweet and savoury treats such as Japanese A5 wagyu beef and opera cake with 24-karat gold leaf. The $400 per person experience takes place in the Rundle Bar daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book your reservation at least 72 hours in advance online.

Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Avenue, 403-762-2211, banff-springs-hotel.com


Celebrate 60 years of the Fernie Alpine Resort

When: April 2 to 3

Fernie Alpine Resort turns 60 this year and you can celebrate the anniversary at a weekend celebration featuring beverage gardens, live music shows, barbecues and skiing competitions. Attendees are encouraged to dress in retro ski outfits all weekend and prizes will be awarded through the resort’s social media account for the best outfits at certain events. More information including a schedule of events and entry requirements can be found online.

Fernie Alpine Resort, 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie, skifernie.com


Enjoy Easter Sunday Brunch in Lake Louise

When: April 17

Spend Easter Sunday at the award-winning Post Hotel & Spa for the hotel’s traditional Easter brunch. Enjoy homemade baked goods, seafood, cured meats and pâtés, a chef’s carving station and assorted desserts. Two seatings are available on April 17 at 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. for adults ($88) and children under 12 ($44). Tickets can be reserved over the phone.

Post Hotel & Spa, 200 Pipestone Road, Lake Louise, 403-522-3989, posthotel.com


Attend a theatre production in Canmore


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When: April 20, 22 to 24 and 28 to 30

The Pinetree Players, a Canmore theatre company, are staging a production of Loose Knit, which follows the story of five friends who meet once a week to knit sweaters and discuss how their lives are falling apart. Set in New York City, the characters embark on a series of hilarious blind dates with new-to-town Miles to try to figure out what men and women want. The production debuts at the Canmore Miners’ Union Hall with a pay-what-you-can show on April 20. There’s also a relaxed performance on April 24 and a live audio description option for the performance on April 28.

The Canmore Miners’ Union Hall, 738 7 St., Canmore, 403-609-2007, pinetreeplayers.com


Ride the Jasper SkyTram


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Now that it has reopened for the season, ride the Jasper SkyTram 2,263 metres up Whistlers Mountain for breathtaking views of the Rockies. The ride includes a trained operator who provides information on the unique geology, cultural heritage and flora and fauna of the area, followed by access to the boardwalk and hiking trails at the top of the mountain. The SkyTram is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tickets can be booked online.

Jasper SkyTram, Whistlers Road, Jasper, 780-852-3093, jasperskytram.com

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