For all of us at Tauck, the nationwide parks of Western Canada maintain a particular place in our hearts, and within the firm’s historical past. It’s an understatement to say that Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, and Glacier are among the many world’s most stunning alpine playgrounds. Majestic, picturesque, huge and historic, time spent inside them is inspiring and revitalizing. The story of Tauck’s first days in Banff (thanks partially to a particular publication by the Canadian Tourism Fee) – and a few particular movies – are as follows:
Within the Fifties, “Go West” was the cry of the day – so Arthur Tauck Jr. did. His religion in Canada as a trip vacation spot was unwavering, and the Canadian Rockies had huge attraction at the moment. However growing enterprise was simpler stated than completed as air journey was nonetheless in its infancy. Transportation was virtually completely by rail, so because of this the railways had a maintain on lodging – significantly in Canada’s nationwide parks. Nearly each resort room within the Canadian Rockies was linked to a roomette on the prepare.
Nevertheless, Tauck tenacity had withstood sterner exams than this. Arthur first utilized for resort rooms for his air/motor coach company in 1958. He was turned down. He utilized once more in 1959, with the identical outcome. He was refused once more in 1960 and in 1961 – however in 1962, his efforts did lastly repay. The Timberline Lodge, a motel alongside the principle freeway outdoors Banff, gave Arthur the thumbs up. It was managed by Canadian Pacific Resorts (a division of Canadian Pacific Railway), who nonetheless refused to offer Tauck the house requested inside Banff Nationwide Park. Arthur took the provide of the Timberline Lodge, and persistently crammed each room allotted to Tauck. Canadian Pacific was impressed – and two years later, gave Tauck house on the Banff Springs Lodge, their showcase location. The shut relationship solid with Canadian Pacific Resorts (at the moment referred to as Fairmont Resorts, a part of the AccorHotels Group), continues to this present day.
Takes a take a look at our relationship at the moment with Fairmont in Banff and Jasper, as informed by Tauck Administrators Greg Dickie, Sarah Brooking and Sara Eglitis:
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Banff Springs
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge