Banff

Travel Guide
Banff which includes mountains
The mountain scenery surrounding Canada's highest town is breathtaking all year round.

Around 4 million tourists flock to Banff every year to experience the majestic beauty of the town's dramatic surroundings. Nestled within the unspoiled wilds of Banff National Park, high in Canada's Rocky Mountains, Banff is ideally located for excursions to the area's many resorts and attractions.

Banff's 10,000 permanent residents can attest to the fact that this region is as beautiful in summer as it is in winter. Come spring, the countryside takes on a vibrant verdant hue, matched only by the astonishing deep turquoise of the area's lakes.

Take in the spectacular views on foot, making the most of the hundreds of hiking paths. There's a trail for every level of ability, from riverside meanders to hard-core treks. If you prefer getting around on two wheels, there are plenty of mountain bike rental shops in Banff where you can also get advice and trail maps. Kayaking is the ideal way to see the vivid glacial lakes up close bring your own kayak or simply hire one in town.

Come winter, Banff is transformed into a snowy paradise. A mecca for skiers and snowboarders, there are several ski resorts in the area, including Mt Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village. You can catch a shuttle bus from one of the hotels in town to get to Sunshine Village or Lake Louise. Both have a vast number of runs ranging from novice to advanced levels. A local favourite, Mt Norquay is smaller but less crowded, and has more advanced runs.

As you would imagine, the volume of holidaymakers year-round makes Banff somewhat of a party town. Unwind after a day in the mountains in one of its many first-rate bars and clubs. The Dancing Sasquatch is the town's legendary nightspot and no visit to Banff would be complete without at least one late night in this fine establishment.

Banff is a four-hour drive south of Jasper, or an hour-and-a-half's drive west of Calgary.

Tunnel Mountain Resort
Tunnel Mountain Resort
3.5 out of 5
502 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1137, Banff, AB, T1L 1B1
The price is Rs19,632 per night from 19 Sep to 20 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly lodge in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,660 reviews)
"It us a clean and nice place"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2022

Tunnel Mountain Resort
Moose Hotel And Suites
Moose Hotel And Suites
3.5 out of 5
345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1H8
The price is Rs30,710 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 hot tubs. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (2,109 reviews)
"Amazing property and view."

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2022

Moose Hotel And Suites
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
300 Moutain Avenue, Banff, AB, T1L 1J2
The price is Rs41,480 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,312 reviews)
"Beautiful view good services."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2022

The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
3 out of 5
525 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, AB, T1L1B2
The price is Rs14,788 per night from 15 Sep to 16 Sep
Stay at this 3-star ski condo in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a free ski shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,034 reviews)
"It was ok! It was not like the one we stayed almost 25 yrs ago. It was much much better & managements were much friendlier & much more cleaner. Picture of the add did injustice, place was not like what was advertised."

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2022

Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
Hidden Ridge Resort
Hidden Ridge Resort
3.5 out of 5
901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB, T1L 1H8
The price is Rs22,894 per night from 19 Sep to 20 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 hot tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,935 reviews)
"This time I was happy about my second visit with my family. Sure I will return back."

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022

Hidden Ridge Resort
Banff Mtn Home - Real Rockies Experience
Banff Mtn Home - Real Rockies Experience
3.5 out of 5
129 Muskrat St, Banff, AB, T1L 1C3
Stay at this 3.5-star holiday home in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and barbecues. Popular attractions Upper Hot Springs and Banff Gondola are located ...
Banff Mtn Home - Real Rockies Experience
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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