Banff

Travel Guide
Banff which includes mountains

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.

Tunnel Mountain Resort
Tunnel Mountain Resort
3.5 out of 5
502 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1137, Banff, AB, T1L 1B1
The price is £126 per night from 19 May to 20 May
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! (1,600 reviews)
"The setting is beautiful"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Tunnel Mountain Resort
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
3.5 out of 5
521 Banff Ave, Box 1070, Banff, AB, T1L 1H8
The price is £154 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,469 reviews)
"Loved the smell of the wood in the fireplace burning when you enter the lobby!"

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
1029 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L1H8
The price is £127 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 hot tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,368 reviews)
"Spacious, clean room. Carpets could be replaced. Terrible pillows but comfortable mattress. Didn't use any amenities other than the outdoor hot tub, which was nice."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
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Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
3 out of 5
525 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, AB, T1L1B2
The price is £105 per night from 18 May to 19 May
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! (1,918 reviews)
"Good facility for family , nice rooms with spaces , loved the surrounding and the pool"

Reviewed on 13 May 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 £126 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 hot tubs. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,808 reviews)
"The rooms are not posh, but really comfortable. We loved the fireplace, and the outdoor hot tubs are amazing. The staff were completely accommodating and super friendly. My only suggestion for improvement would be the towels."

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Hidden Ridge Resort
Rockies Getaway with Grotto Hot Pools and Continental Breakfast!
Rockies Getaway with Grotto Hot Pools and Continental Breakfast!
Banff, AB
The price is £226 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Stay at this condo in Banff. Enjoy free breakfast, a hot tub and a sauna. Popular attractions Upper Hot Springs and Banff Gondola are located nearby. Discover ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (8 reviews)
Great Unit in an amazing hotel
"Great unit in an amazing hotel"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2021

Rockies Getaway with Grotto Hot Pools and Continental Breakfast!
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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