Spectacular Scenery within Banff National Park.
Resort offers a unique assortment of sightseeing and leisure activities for all ages.
Good selection of affordable hotels.
2 hours transfer to Calgary Airport.
Possible to combine with Lake Louise or Kicking Horse as twin centre holiday.
The Town of Banff has an elevation of 4,537 feet (1,383 metres) making it the highest town in Canada. The town is located in the Banff National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which helps protect over 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of the Canadian Rockies. Banff was first discovered in the 1880s and the community has embraced to preserve the unique mountain town. The town is located 90 minutes from Calgary via the Trans Canada Highway, and less than two hours from Calgary International Airport. The Hamlet of Lake Louise is 50 minutes further west, also within Banff National Park.
Because the Town of Banff is less than 4 km square in size and surrounded by mountain parkland and wilderness, the community really does share its space with the wildlife. Some say that a local on their way to work is as likely to see a deer as a neighborhood dog. Elk, sheep and bear sightings are not uncommon near this town filled with trees, parks and trails.
The town also abounds with opportunities to experience... everything from the most rugged of outdoor activities to world-class arts and culture displays. One of the most celebrated events is the Celebrity Sports Invitational Banff held annually.