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Banff Vacation

What are the best places to visit in Banff?

There are loads of exciting things you can do when you're somewhere new. So why not get your trip to Banff off to the perfect start by perusing some of our ideas? After all – out there starts here!

The Banff Gondola and Upper Hot Springs are part of the heart and soul of this city. Loved by visitors and locals alike, these renowned attractions should be non-negotiable fixtures of your vacation itinerary.

Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Mount Norquay Ski Resort are among the most prominent attractions around here. Make a day trip out of them and learn what makes them so special!

Sometimes the most significant scientific discoveries are observed in nature. At Banff Park Museum you can get better acquainted with our complex natural world. Adventurers in this destination have a great range of options. Find provocative ideas and magnificent artwork at Walter Phillips Gallery. It displays a regularly changing schedule of exhibits that are sure to interest art buffs. Still have time on your hands? Discover exciting ideas and magnificent artwork at Canada House Gallery. It houses a regularly changing roster of works that are sure to interest art buffs.

What are the most popular activities for a Banff vacation?

Would you like to create some wonderful memories? A vacation is the perfect time to have a crack at a few cool new experiences.

Your trip to Banff is just about to get really exciting. There are heaps of activities on offer, such as:

For a more comprehensive guide to activities, jump onto our Banff things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Banff?

Tour Banff with ease knowing that you have a place to sleep. With at least 37 properties to pick from, booking a soft, comfy bed for your next luxury getaway or cheap vacation will be a breeze!

If the thought of an extravagantly stocked minibar and a swish bathtub sounds good to you, grab a glass of Champagne and soak in luxury at the Fairmont Banff Springs (405 Spray Ave) or The Rimrock Resort Hotel (300 Moutain Avenue). If your vacation stash isn't as big as you dreamed it would be, the Delta Hotels by Marriott Banff Royal Canadian Lodge (459 Banff Ave) and the Bow View Lodge (228 Bow Ave) are a couple of lower-priced options.

Is there an airport in Banff?

No one likes spending time at the airport. But it's a small price to pay when you think about the vacation that's in store! Found 70 miles east of Banff, Calgary International Airport (YYC) is the most convenient terminal.



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The Advantages of a Road Trip in Banff 

We’re inviting you to take a Banff road trip and create memories to last a lifetime.  

Banff is both a mountain town and a national park, making it one of Alberta’s best road trip destinations. See all the must-stops on a road trip through Alberta, and then arrive at one of the incredible Banff vacation rentals. Pick up car rentals in Calgary and together with hotel bookings, Expedia bundles them into an affordable Banff vacation package.

Banff Road Trip Itinerary

Book your car, hotel, vacation rental, and activities all in one place, Expedia. With a stellar deal on each piece of the journey, you can save more by bundling those bookings into a road trip package. We're getting excited just thinking about your road trip to Banff. With all the incredible places to visit in Alberta, let's build your Canada road trip itinerary together. Consider the area’s most popular highlights and the many outdoor things to try in Banff:

  • Banff National Park: Use Banff’s mountain town as your launch pad for outdoor exploration of the park. Conquer the ropes course on Mount Norquay or spot an elk while hiking some 1600-km of trails.
  • Cochrane: Cowboy up in the Wild-West town set in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. It’s home to Alberta’s first large-scale ranch and the perfect place to picnic with panoramic views or find an open-mic night.
  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise is probably the most photographed lake in the world and a top canoe spot. Rent a canoe and glide across idyllic turquoise water.
  • Jasper National Park: Take the majestic mountain drive along the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park. You’ll need to make sudden stops along this dazzling highway to capture breathtaking views, like Peyto Lake. Walk the woodland trail to see the bright turquoise hue of this stunning sight.

Road Trips in Banff for the Weekend 

Life is just better when you can look forward to weekend road trips in Banff. And what's more exciting? You'll be getting jaw-dropping rates on the best hotels in Banff and hotels in Calgary. Now that's how to take an Alberta road trip like a weekend warrior.   

Benefits of a Road Trip to Banff 

Embark on a road trip adventure and you’ll get to see all the incredible landscapes and hidden gems on your route. It’s a time to live in the moment and feel free to discover the many things to do in Banff. Just like life, road trips are more about the journey than the destination. Soak it in and take all those road trip ideas to Banff and turn them into reality. For your road trip to Banff, get super low rates on wheels and hotel rooms in each stop, and we’ll bundle those together with extra discounts. Now you can go the extra mile without the extra cost!


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Best Lodging Options Near Banff

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Moose Hotel And Suites CA $249
Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2020
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Moose Hotel And Suites

Moose Hotel And Suites

345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
     
    4.7 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Love the view from the rooftop suite. Also the outdoor hot tubs and view. Nice to have bike rental. The coupon book was also great and saved us money.

    Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa CA $179
    Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2020
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    Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa

    Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa

    521 Banff Ave, Box 1070, Banff, AB
       
      4.1 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Very clean and staff was really polite and helpful sad the amenities were mostly all shut down due to covid that’s the only down fall

      Canalta Lodge CA $199
      Reviewed on Aug. 12, 2020
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      Canalta Lodge

      Canalta Lodge

      545 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
         
        4.3 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Loved the theme of the rooms as well as the outdoor hot tubs. It's too bad with covid that it was a fight to book them, but it makes sense regarding safety practices.

        Tunnel Mountain Resort CA $189
        Reviewed on Aug. 12, 2020
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        Tunnel Mountain Resort

        Tunnel Mountain Resort

        502 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1137, Banff, AB
           
          4.3 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great stay with the family. We were happy with our room and the kitchenette. The staff were friendly and very helpful during our stay.

          Banff Rocky Mountain Resort CA $179
          Reviewed on Aug. 13, 2020
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          Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

          Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

          1029 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
             
            4.0 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The property is excellent in everything including cleanliness, amenities, location, beauty, service, etc. I love that place. It would be great if the fridge in the junior suit had a little bit space to place some food. Very welcoming and cooperative staff.

            The Fox Hotel and Suites CA $199
            Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2020
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            The Fox Hotel and Suites

            The Fox Hotel and Suites

            461 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
               
              4.2 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              It’s my favorite hotel at Banff. I like to go back to the Fox hotel.

              Hidden Ridge Resort CA $229
              Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2020
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              Hidden Ridge Resort

              Hidden Ridge Resort

              901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB
                 
                4.1 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Very cool property. Great accommodations. Would definitely come back again.

                The Rimrock Resort Hotel CA $259
                Reviewed on Aug. 12, 2020
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                The Rimrock Resort Hotel

                The Rimrock Resort Hotel

                300 Moutain Avenue, Banff, AB
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Everything, staff are very nice . Especially the staff in the dinning room.

                  Top Activities in Banff

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