Rich in culture, diverse in experience, responsible
Banff National Park, in the heart of
the Canadian Rockies, attracts roughly 3 million visitors each year.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Town of Banff in the southwestern corner of the park, about 90
minutes west of Calgary via the Trans Canada Highway.
The Hamlet of Lake Louise is 50 minutes further west, also within
Banff National Park.
The town is only four square kilometers, bordered on all sides by
wilderness. It's not uncommon to see wildlife, such as deer and elk,
in your backyard.
The town is a service centre for park visitors and offers everything
from five-star accommodation to fine dining, lively nightlife to
museums and galleries, shopping for essentials and nice-to-haves,
plus a long line up of special cultural and sporting events.
You can download an
old document about Banff that I've tidied up and
provides some good information on things to see around Banff.
Banff & Lake Louise: Summer Guide (2019)
Banff is the iconic alpine town situated in the heart of the Canadian
Rockies. Banff, and the Banff National Park, attracts over 4 million
visitors each year for its picturesque town center, outdoor activities
and majestic natural beauty. At an altitude of just over 4500 feet,
Banff is the highest town in Canada with easy access to world renowned
ski resorts, luxury accommodation, and five-star restaurants.
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