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Banff

Experience the authentic and vibrant community, modern amenities and beautiful surroundings of the Town of Banff.

Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, Banff is a town that makes you feel at home and exhilarated with wonder all at the same time. There is no other place in the world where you can find a vibrant community of artists, athletes, families, outdoor enthusiasts, restauranteurs and hoteliers nestled in a 6,641km2 national park. This is a town that truly celebrates its heritage, lives and breathes mountain culture and never takes its backyard for granted.

With modern amenities and more than enough accommodations, restaurants and activities to choose from, Banff is a premier destination for authentic hospitality, mountain culture, relaxation and amusement. 

Once “Siding 29” on the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Town of Banff was intended to be a tourist town from its very inception. The park’s first superintendent, George Stewart, even oriented the town’s first street in such a way that it would offer the best possible views of Cascade Mountain.

See more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges. The Banff Gondola is located just five minutes from the Town of Banff, on the shoulder of Sulphur Mountain. The 360 degrees view from the upper gondola terminal, view-decks and Summit Ridge Interpretive Boardwalk offer the very best vantage point in the area.

Banff Tourist Attractions:

Here are a few of the many attractions in Banff you may like to visit:

  • Banff Gondola
  • Parker Ridge Trail
  • Bow Falls
  • Banff Springs Golf Course
  • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
  • Herbert Lake
  • Cascade Gardens
  • Banff Park Museum

Images courtesy of Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

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