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Travel Guide of Banff in Canada by Influencers and Travelers


Banff is a town within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located in Alberta's Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 126 km west of Calgary and 58 km east of Lake Louise.


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1 - Sulphur Mountain

   6 km away

Sulphur Mountain is a mountain in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains overlooking the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The mountain was named in 1916 for the hot springs on its lower slopes. George Dawson had referred to this landform as Terrace Mountain on his 1886 map of the area.

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2 - Tunnel Mountain

Tunnel Mountain, is a mountain located in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada at the junction of the Spray River with the Bow and over looking the Hot Springs on Sulphur Mountain.

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3 - Hiking / Trekking in Banff

Looking for some peace and quiet and to enjoy the alpine air of the Canadian Rockies? This guided day hike in the Skoki Valley is for you! Nature lovers, the backcountry of the Skoki Valley will charm you! Located behind the Lake Louise Ski Area, nor...

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4 - Mount Rundle

   9 km away

Mount Rundle is a mountain in Canada's Banff National Park overlooking the towns of Banff and Canmore, Alberta. The Cree name was Waskahigan Watchi or house mountain.

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5 - Cascade Mountain

Cascade Mountain is a mountain located in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park, adjacent to the town of Banff. The mountain was named in 1858 by James Hector after the waterfall or cascade on the southern flanks of the peak.

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6 - Trekking | British Columbia

Discover the beauty of Tunnel Mountain Trail on a self-guided tour. Listen to an audio nature tour guide on your smartphone and hike along the trail to the summit and back.

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7 - Bow River Avenue

Inglewood is an urban neighbourhood in central Calgary, Alberta, Canada, centred on 9th Avenue SE for several blocks east of the Elbow River and downtown. It also contains the Business Revitalization Zone of Inglewood. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 9 councillor, Gian-Carlo Carra. The postal code in this area is T2G.

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8 - Banff,

Banff is a town within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located in Alberta's Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 126 km west of Calgary and 58 km east of Lake Louise.

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9 - Morning | Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders

If you dream of a simpler life whistling cowboy songs while riding horses through dusty canyon trails, pony up and lasso yourself a ticket for this trek around the Sundance Loop in Banff National Park. Local guides will lead your company of riders along the hot springs and leafy banks of the Bow River. Gaze at Bow Valley's sweeping vistas and keep an eye out for wild animals. These parts are home to cougars, moose, wolverines, golden eagles - and a rattled-looking chipmunk or two!

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10 - Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, formerly known as The Banff Centre, located in Banff, Alberta, was established in 1933 as the Banff School of Drama.

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11 - Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

The Skoki Ski Lodge National Historic Site of Canada was built in 1930-31 in the Skoki Valley of Canada's Banff National Park. Built by local members of the Ski Club of the Canadian Rockies, the lodge was the first commercial building built specifically to serve skiers in Canada, and possibly in North America.

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12 - Mountain bike in Banff

Ride through Banff, Canmore, or ride to Johnston Canyon on an electric mountain bike with a local White Mountain Adventures guide to explore the area! Ideal to enjoy beautiful rides with family or friends, the electric mountain bike, also called e-bi...

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13 - Town Of Banff

Calgary, officially the City of Calgary, is a city in the western Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, roughly 299 km south of the provincial capital of Edmonton and approximately 240 km north of the Canada–United States border.

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14 - Vermilion Lakes

The Vermilion Lakes are a series of lakes located immediately west of Banff, Alberta, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The three lakes are formed in the Bow River valley, in the Banff National Park, at the foot of Mount Norquay.

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15 - Snowshoeing in Banff

Discover Sunshine Meadows, the most visited place in Banff National Park, on a snowshoeing guided tour of about 3 hours! Located in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, the Sunshine Meadows is a popular place for scenery and hiking in Banff National Park, ...

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16 - Lake Minnewanka

   16 km away

Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada, about five kilometres northeast of the Banff townsite.

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17 - Grassi Lakes

   16 km away

The Upper and Lower Grassi Lakes lie at an elevation of about 1,525 m in the southern Canadian Rockies overlooking the town of Canmore, Alberta. They receive their water from the Spray Lakes Reservoir on the Spray River.

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18 - Ha Ling Peak

   18 km away

Ha Ling Peak is a peak at the northwestern end of Mount Lawrence Grassi — a mountain located immediately south of the town of Canmore just east of the Spray Lakes road in Alberta's Canadian Rockies.

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19 - Sunshine Village

   18 km away

Banff Sunshine Village is a ski resort in western Canada, located on the Continental Divide of the Canadian Rockies within Banff National Park in Alberta and Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia.

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20 - Three Sisters

   20 km away

The Three Sisters are a trio of peaks near Canmore, Alberta, Canada. They are known individually as Big Sister, Middle Sister and Little Sister. In the traditional language of the Îyârhe Nakoda the peaks are also referred to as the three sisters.

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21 - Castle Mountain

   28 km away

Castle Mountain is a mountain located within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, approximately halfway between Banff and Lake Louise.

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22 - Banff National Park

   43 km away

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885. Located in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, 110–180 kilometres west of Calgary, Banff encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountainous terrain, with many glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.

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Banff National Park is a huge park of 6641 km² in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. It is the oldest park in Canada, located in the province of Alberta. The nearest major city is Calgary. The most important town of the park has the same name, Banff. If you like nature, mountains and large lakes, then you should rush to book your trip to Banff in Canada for your next vacation! In particular, Banff National Park was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1984 and is the oldest national park in Canada.

Banff Village was the first town built in a National Park. It is the largest town in the National Park, and is located at a lower elevation after Lake Louise, about 1,463 meters high. Banff village is located in a valley surrounded by many mountains, the most famous of which are Rundle Mountain, Sulfur Mountain, Norquay Mountain and Cascade Mountain. Banff is located above Bow Falls, near where the Bow River meets the Spray River. Banff is about 126 kilometers from Calgary, and about 58 kilometers from Lake Louise.

Banff is a tourist town, catering to a large number of tourists visiting Banff National Park. This is Canada's first national park, established after Yellowstone National Park in the United States. In 1985, the United Nations elected Banff as a World Heritage Site. Banff is one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations.

Banff National Park is open all year round, depending on the time of year, the park has different fun activities, entertainment and discoveries. In spring, autumn, and summer, visitors can see all kinds of wildlife, climb mountains, hike, canoe in the river, go mountain biking, take photos, enjoy the food. In winter, from November to May, the landscape of mountains and rivers and lakes changes quite dramatically, all natural scenery is covered in white snow and ice. can participate in activities such as skiing, wildlife tours, ice walking, horseback riding, ice fishing, ...

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Banff

How can I get to Banff National Park ?

You can fly to Calgary's international airport. From the airport, rent a car and move directly to Banff National Park. Or from the airport, take the bus to Banff.

In Banff, there are Louise lake, Minnewanka lake, Sulphur hot spring, Athabasca glacier and Banff village.













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