Banff

Travel Guide
Banff showing 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. 

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
1029 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L1H8
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $119 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
CA $119
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,328 reviews)
"All"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2022

Banff Rocky 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 CA $129 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
CA $129
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
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 clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,390 reviews)
"Beautiful property, amenities, very clean, comfy beds. Not enough parking"

Reviewed on Dec. 7, 2022

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Moose Hotel And Suites
Moose Hotel And Suites
3.5 out of 5
345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1H8
The price is CA $231 per night from Jan 8 to Jan 9
CA $231
per night
Jan 8 - Jan 9
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (2,020 reviews)
"Great outdoor hot tubs located on the 4th floor"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2022

Moose 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.
Comfortable Suite at the Base of Tunnel Mountain
Comfortable Suite at the Base of Tunnel Mountain
Banff, AB
Stay at this hotel in Banff. Enjoy onsite parking, barbecue grills, and tennis courts. Popular attractions Surprise Corner and Victoria Glacier are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Good stay!
"Very nice! Good location and modern"

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2022

Comfortable Suite at the Base of Tunnel Mountain
Hidden Ridge Resort
Hidden Ridge Resort
3.5 out of 5
901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB, T1L 1H8
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (3,052 reviews)
"We were looking for a place near the city center with a kitchen. The layout was perfect for us as we needed something slightly bigger then average. Location was gorgeous and quiet. We'd definitely come and stay here again"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2022

Hidden Ridge Resort
Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets
3 out of 5
525 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, AB, T1L1B2
Stay at this 3-star ski condo in Banff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,151 reviews)
Awesome
"The last few years, we always make a trip to Banff and we have stayed at the Douglas Fir Our stays have been excellent, no problems at all, Helpful staff, heated underground parking are one of many plusses for staying at this resort, would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Banff"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2022

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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