5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerOct 4, 2019
Beautiful town in Alberta Canada! Amazing experience
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.
Hiking, Skiing and Nature
Rejuvenate your body in the geothermal waters of these historic hot springs while admiring the exquisite views of Banff National Park.
Ride the gondola from Banff to the top of Sulphur Mountain to enjoy snowy mountain vistas.
Supreme ski vacation packages in Canada are yours when you head to Mount Norquay. With only five minutes between you and Banff, you are in the heart of snow country.
Stunning vistas and picturesque lookout points in the Canadian Rockies await you on this breathtaking excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks. Both parks are known for abundant wildlife—keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats, elk, big horn sheep, and eagles in their natural environment.
Travel into the Canadian Rockies and along one of the world's most spectacular routes to the Columbia Icefield. At the glacier, board a massive Ice Explorer for an adventure atop this ancient ice block. Explore this moving mass as you step out onto ice that’s deep enough to bury the Eiffel Tower.
Experience the beauty of Banff National Park from a saddle on this horseback ride through your choice of trails departing from stables close to downtown Banff. Whether you're a novice rider or advanced, there's a friendly horse to fit your needs.
Discover the Canadian Rockies' towering glaciers, indigo-blue lakes, and cascading waterfalls during a full-day guided adventure. Led by fun and knowledgeable guides, journey to the heart of the snow-capped mountains and get an up-close view of the region's natural beauty.
Drink in sights of Banff's rugged beauty during a tour to some of the top sightseeing destinations in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Town of Banff is an island of culture and history, surrounded by a sea of untamed wilderness and this morning tour enriches your visit with stories of 11,000 years of history, hidden in these rugged hills.
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Verified travelerSep 24, 2019
Banff is one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever been to in my entire life. We will be coming back as much as possible. There is so much to explore and we can’t wait to come back and experience more!