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Visit the highest town in Canada and explore the pristine wilderness which surrounds it.

Banff is the perfect place from which to explore Canada's Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by the pristine wilderness of the Banff National Park and central to many of the regions best attractions, Banff is popular throughout the year. The town's native population of 10,000 is supplemented by around 4 million visitors each year.

Skiers are spoilt for choice with several ski resorts nearby. Try the slopes at Mt Norguay, Lake Louise Ski Resort or Sunshine Village. Mt Norguay is the favorite of the locals, it has the least crowds and the most advanced slopes. Both Lake Louise and Sunshine Village have huge numbers of ski runs to choose from, from advanced to beginner. The easiest way to get there is to catch one of the shuttle buses which pick up from all the hotels in town.

In summer, the landscape around Banff transforms from a winter wonderland to a green wilderness, ripe for a whole variety of outdoor pursuits. There are hundreds of trails to explore, from easy strolls alongside streams to strenuous hikes which circumnavigate spectacular lakes. Mountain biking is another great way to explore and there are bike-rentals in the town which can also provide maps of the best trails in the area. Rent a kayak and get out on one of the incredible vivid blue lakes in the area for a different perspective.

Get out on the town after a day of skiing or cycling. Being a vacation destination, a party atmosphere pervades the town all year round. There are some excellent nightclubs and bars in the center of town. Don't miss the Dancing Sasquatch, a local institution which is open until late.

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

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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 £103 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

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! (1,866 reviews)

"I like the property because it is a walking distance to the town. We got upgraded and the room is very nice."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2021

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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £61 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

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! (2,072 reviews)

"Very nice and clean. Only downside is you can hear people in the hallways and doors shutting loudly quite easily. Overall, great stay!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Hidden Ridge Resort
Hidden Ridge Resort
3.5 out of 5
901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £83 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

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! (2,345 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay at this resort. It was a large suite with more than enough room for myself and my dog. The stove was a half size stove so no normal cookie sheets fit inside. Our fridge was falling apart so we couldn't use most of the door storage. The game room was very underwhleming as a "game ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Hidden Ridge Resort
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Banff

Hidden Ridge Resort
Hidden Ridge Resort
3.5 out of 5
901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB
The price is £83 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

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! (2,345 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay at this resort. It was a large suite with more than enough room for myself and my dog. The stove was a half size stove so no normal cookie sheets fit inside. Our fridge was falling apart so we couldn't use most of the door storage. The game room was very underwhleming as a "game ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Hidden Ridge Resort
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
1029 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
The price is £63 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

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! (2,361 reviews)

"I loved everything about this resort! The staff were super friendly and accommodating. They delivered wood right to my door and made sure to be salting the sidewalks our entire stay. The only thing I would change is the restaurant not delivering to the suites. Not something i was happy with so we ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
3 out of 5
525 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, AB
The price is £82 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located near the slopes, this Banff condo is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau, ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,767 reviews)

"Lots to do for kids. Pool, waterslides, and playground. Right beside hiking trails as well. We were even greated by deer on the property."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
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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14 Feb 2020

Amazing place, loved it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Feb 2020

We have always loved Banff but recently it is often over busy however thus week it was only pleasantly busy. Food prices have gone up a lot recently

5/5 - Excellent

Veviene

30 Oct 2019

I really love here and can’t believe I’m natural and human can make it! If I have a next change to come again I wil do :)

5/5 - Excellent

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29 Oct 2019

From what I have explored so far Banff its a very friendly and beautiful place, there is a good social scene and the mountains are incredible

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Oct 2019

Glorious.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Oct 2019

What great place to visit well worth going

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