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Experience the majestic beauty and active excitement of the Rocky Mountains from the highest town in Canada.

Situated in Banff National Park, this town is the perfect location from which to explore the wonderful natural surroundings of the Rockies. Banff is a hugely popular destination, with its 10,000 permanent residents welcoming over four million visitors every single year!

The landscape is cloaked in white throughout the winter making this one of the best places in the country to go skiing! Ski resorts at Mt Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village offer a wide range of the best that a downhill enthusiast could wish for. Mt Norquay is the big favourite with the locals, as it has the most challenging slopes and attracts smaller crowds, while a wide range of beginners, intermediate and advanced slopes are catered for at Lake Louise and Sunshine Village. The best way to get out to the ski resorts is to take a shuttle bus. These run from all of the hotels in Banff.

Unspoilt green wilderness surrounds the town as summer comes around and lovers of the outdoors have a whole new range of choices. Hundreds of walking trails are marked out throughout the countryside, ranging from gentle walks through the valleys to strenuous hikes up into the heights, exploring hidden mountainsides and spectacular lakes. Mountain biking is also a huge favourite here, with lots of exciting routes available. Maps can be obtained from Banff's bike rental companies. Crystalline blue lakes draw thousands of kayakers to the area too, and there are plenty of kayaking spots to choose from.

When you've finished your day's exertions, you can settle back and enjoy a beer in one of the many bars and nightclubs in Banff. The town is famous for its party atmosphere, so make sure to bring a little bit of energy back with you from the hillsides and enjoy your night! The Dancing Sasquatch is known far and wide and is open until late.

Banff is located an hour and a half from Calgary, and is four hours south of Jasper by car.

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Top hotels in Banff

Moose Hotel And Suites
Moose Hotel And Suites
3.5 out of 5
345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
The price is NZ$213 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

Located in the heart of Banff, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Banff ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,769 reviews)

"I love the location of this property and that the rooms open tot he outside. I especially love the pool and hot tubs. The covid restrictions did not ruin our staycation and I appreciate that."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2020

Moose Hotel And Suites
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
3.5 out of 5
521 Banff Ave, Box 1070, Banff, AB
The price is NZ$121 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

Located in the heart of Banff, this spa hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cave and Basin National Historic ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,000 reviews)

"The rooms are a bit too small, the heat did not work very well. We had to turn the thermostat up to 26 and the heating system did not produce much heat. The main issue though was the lack of information in the room and the missing information was not offered by the staff, such as check out time, ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2020

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
The Fox Hotel and Suites
The Fox Hotel and Suites
3.5 out of 5
461 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
The price is NZ$156 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Banff Centre ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,647 reviews)

"Neat hot pool but sucked with covid restrictions. You should be shoe to book your time not wait in the lobby until it’s not at capacity"…"

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2020

The Fox Hotel and Suites
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.

Holiday Rentals in Banff

Hidden Ridge Resort
Hidden Ridge Resort
3.5 out of 5
901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB
The price is NZ$154 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

Situated in a national park, this condominium resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff National Park Information Centre ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,304 reviews)

"Very nice place. Wood fire place Nice staff. Near Banff."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2020

Hidden Ridge Resort
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
1029 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
The price is NZ$121 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

This family-friendly Banff condominium resort is located in a national park, within 3 mi (5 km) of Canadian Ski Museum West, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity ...

4/5Very Good! (2,318 reviews)

"Beautiful setting, nice location. Furnishings could be updated"…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2020

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Rustic Budget Banff Condo With Fireplace Access to 2 Hot Tubs!
Rustic Budget Banff Condo With Fireplace Access to 2 Hot Tubs!
1029 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB
The price is NZ$168 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Situated in the mountains, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Canadian Ski Museum West, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff National Park Information ...

4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
Enjoyed our stay in banff

"Very nice place would recommend to others. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2020

Rustic Budget Banff Condo With Fireplace Access to 2 Hot Tubs!
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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Reviews of Banff

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18 Mar. 2020

We absolutely loved Banff and hope to come back every year or 2 from Australia!!

4/5 - Good

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14 Mar. 2020

Very cold in march. Bring lots clothes

5/5 - Excellent

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3 Feb. 2020

Banff is a must for anyone travelling to Alberta. A beautiful little town with great daytime activities and an abundance of great restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

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21 Jan. 2020

Loved Banff plenty to do and see in winter, will be back.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Nov. 2019

Amazing scenery pretty little town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Nov. 2019

For travellers not familiar with the area, temperatures may suddenly go well below monthly average even in early Oct. And pack shoes suitable for walking in snow/ice unless you're ok with accidental spontaneous ice skating like we did.

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