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            TORONTO, April 2, 2009This summer, escape the daily grind, grab the kids and head to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which offer exclusive activities for children and a range of family-friendly activities ideal for any budget. Whether it’s taking to the pink sands of Bermuda, enjoying a family trip to the zoo in Washington, D.C., or getting the royal treatment at a legendary castle in Quebec City, Fairmont destinations are easy to access by car, train, or a short plane ride and promise a memorable experience for all. As an added bonus, families can also take advantage of Fairmont’s kids dining program, which offers complimentary meals from the buffet or children’s menu for little ones 5 years of age and under, and 50% off the regular menu for children aged 6–12.  With exciting offers at a great value, Fairmont’s family packages will keep both youngsters and parents entertained all summer long. Packages include:



·        For families who love the great outdoors, Fairmont Le Château Montebello in Quebec, famed for its rugged luxury and picturesque surroundings, offers a Family Fun Package that has it all.  Offer includes nightly accommodation for two adults and two children (12 and under), daily buffet breakfast and dinner, a children’s activity program, three hours of bicycle rental, mini-putt, one-hour pontoon boat cruise, full-day canoeing or kayaking at Fairmont Kenauk, one free family admission to Omega Park, a tour of the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site, access to the hotel’s sports center, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as squash and tennis courts.  Available from May 30 - September 13, 2009, rates start from $353 ($439 CAD) per night, with a minimum two-night stay required.


·        From exhilarating ocean-bound whale watching safaris to world-class cultural exhibits and mouth-watering local cuisine, there’s never a dull moment at The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, B.C.  With sea kayaking along Canada’s West Coast, and hiking trails through spectacular settings on Southern Vancouver Island, families will be enthralled by the diverse activities that Victoria has to offer.  The entire family can enjoy the hotel’s Family Adventure Package and create memories that will last a lifetime. Offer includes nightly accommodation, full breakfast for the entire family, children’s activity book that includes local kid-friendly attractions and a “Kid’s Fun Quest”, and a hotel scavenger hunt that ends with a special take-home treasure. Available throughout the summer, rates start from $297 ($369 CAD) per night.



·        What better getaway for a Prince and Princess than to a historic castle in charming Quebec City?  This summer, families can experience the Prince & Princess Package at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, just steps away from historic sites, outdoor European-inspired cafes and exclusive shops and boutiques. Offer includes nightly accommodation, historic guided tour of the legendary hotel, one in-room family movie rental, special in-room delivery of popcorn and juices, and a 50% rebate off the regular rate offered on a second room or second night booked.  Available from May 1 - December 30, 2009, rates start from $213 ($265 CAD) per night.


·        This summer, spend some quality with the people who matter most. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler's family package, Stay Together, Play Together, keeps it simple with nightly accommodation in a room with two double beds, daily breakfast, daily in-room movie with popcorn, and a Snack Pack on arrival for the wee ones. With rates starting from just $209 ($259 CAD), and additional rooms at 50% off, Whistler welcomes families big and small. For guests with big and small appetites, the Family Buffet in The Wildflower restaurant is available at $10 for adults and $5 for children, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays all summer long. 


·        Families looking to hit the links this summer can take advantage of golf getaways offered at a number of Fairmont’s resorts including The Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Fairmont Le Château Montebello in Quebec.  At The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Canada’s number one resort golf course, kids between 10 and 18 years of age play free with any full-paying adult, and each additional child is only $40. At Fairmont Le Château Montebello, guests purchase one green fee at regular price and pay only $20 for children 18 years of age and under when playing after 1:00 p.m.  For more on Fairmont’s world-renowned golf locations, visit

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