Welcome to the town of Banff in the heart of Banff National Park,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Come and explore our world famous
pristine mountain scenery and discover the abundant Canadian
Rockies wildlife. Treat yourself in our unique boutique shops
and galleries, and take advantage of our fantastic range of international restaurants.
The town of Banff is the perfect base for visiting Banff National Park, Lake Louise, and the Icefields Parkway.
We look forward to seeing you here!
Banff is located in Banff
National Park, Alberta, in the
heart of the Canadian Rockies. The town lies approximately
135km west of Calgary and 60km east of Lake
in both directions via the Trans Canada Highway, also known
as Highway 1. Many visitors to Banff also visit Jasper
Alberta, which lies around 300km to the north in Jasper National Park. Calgary International Airport is the main gateway
into Banff and several transport options are available to
bring you here from the airport, including car rental/hire,
airport shuttles, buses and limousines. Banff is also a stopping
point for the Rocky
Mountaineer, the famous western Canadian
rail tour. The oustanding natural beauty of the Rockies makes
Banff a must-see for any traveller.
When to Visit Banff
Summer is peak season in Banff and the busiest months for
visitors are July and August, when the weather is often hot and
sunny. May, June and October are popular
with visitors who want to avoid the crowds and enjoy
touring and sightseeing in milder temperatures. September is
known by the locals as the best month for hiking, and visitors
also enjoy the quieter trails and clear views this month brings.
Whenever you choose to visit Banff, you are sure to find a place
of unmatched beauty and a warm hospitality.
Restaurants in Banff
Staying at a bed and breakfast in Banff gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the outstanding range of international cuisine on offer in this cosmopolitan town. Most restaurants are centrally located in downtown Banff within easy walking distance from Banff Treetops
Bed and Breakfast. Dining options include: Canadian, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean, Swiss, French, German, Chinese, Korean, vegetarian, steak houses, pubs, coffee houses and a local bakery.
Banff is an ideal location for exploring the Canadian Rockies.
Within Banff National Park, the beautiful Lake Louise and Moraine
Lake are just a 35 minute drive away. Yoho and Kootenay National
Parks border Banff National Park, and both can easily be visited
in a day trip from Banff. A drive on the Icefields
Parkway offers some of the most spectacular mountain and
glacier scenery anywhere in the world, and a ride on the Ice
Explorer on the Columbia
Icefield is a highlight not to be missed. If you are travelling
further north, we recommend visiting the Jasper
Lodging guide for a comprehensive
selection of hotels and cabins in Jasper Alberta.