Nestled in Canada’s first National Park, the town of Banff is a gateway to the world famous Rocky Mountains. With over 6600 square kilometres of mountains, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife, Banff National Park makes for a wonderful vacation destination for all travellers. Recognized in 1985 as a UNESCO world heritage site, Banff’s incredibly rich natural history makes it home some species that are found nowhere else in the world.
Activities And Travel Ideas
Banff has a unique environment that allows a special connection with our natural world.
With many organised tours or personal exploration options, you can find your magical moments in this beautiful landscape with the town of Banff serving as a base for your adventures.
The picturesque town of Banff
The picturesque town of Banff is open year-round to visitors seeking awe-inspiring nature, renowned sporting venues or a little relaxation. Whether you are coming to Banff to wander the streets during the beautiful summer months or ski and snowboard in the surrounding mountains while the town is lit up at night with Christmas lights, you are sure to enjoy your time here.
The neighbouring regions of Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka and Canmore are also a delight for the outdoor enthusiast. Why not discover everything the majestic Rocky Mountains has to offer during your stay?
The mountains surrounding Banff date back to 120 million years. Are you looking for a scenic spot to snap that perfect photo? Head to the Bow Falls to experience Mother Nature’s beautiful waterfall cascading over the sedimentary rocks and hike along the pathways to view the bow river from above the falls. Take your hiking adventure out further into the wilderness to encounter wild animals such as deer, elk and moose. Banff is truly a one of a kind magnificent way to spend a few days or a few weeks!
Before Arriving in Banff
Before arriving in Banff, here is some helpful information that will help you plan your trip.
The town of Banff is situated inside Banff National Park and as such, visitors will need to purchase a park pass.Purchase your parks pass
A great alternative to driving is to utilize the Roam Transport system, with buses running to many of the most popular destinations in Banff.More information
With Banff being a mountain town, the weather can change quickly. Make sure you are prepared by checking the latest weather reports.Current weather