So you're going to Banff for the weekend. Driving up Friday night. There are a ton of nice hotels in Banff and area, but if you're looking for romance, the Rimrock is pristine, with fine dining, a spa, a piano bar, a skating rink and beautiful mountain views. It's also close to Banff Ave., but far enough away for peace and quiet. It's worth the splurge at least once.
There's nothing more romantic than being suspended high in the air, with nothing but beautiful mountain views all around. That's why you're first stop on your romantic weekend should be a the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. Plan a leisurely morning or afternoon, with time to take photos and hike around. For dinner, the most romantic meal is a three-course fondue at the Grizzly House. Don't opt out of the chocolate fondue dessert course.