An all-seasons resort that is encircled by majestic peaks, home to crystal-clear lakes and full of historic charm; there is a reason that everyone has heard of Banff. This tiny mountain hamlet is nestled high in the Rocky Mountains and offers all the amenities – and world-class hospitality – you could ever ask for.
Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park, this charming town has the ability to enchant and entertain in the middle of 6000 acres of wilderness. The entire region is a natural wonder in itself, and is home to hundreds of species of wildlife, from grizzly bears to bald eagles. From wildlife watching experiences to outdoor adventures in the mountains, Banff National Park will allow you to feel truly immersed in nature.
First settled in the 1880s and lying across the Canadian Pacific Railway Line, Banff has been a resort town since its fruition. In the colder months the town is dedicated to winter sports; skiing in particular is popular and there are 3 world-class ski resorts to wow those who love to traverse dramatic drops and downhill runs. This is just one of many first-class sporting options available – you can also sample heli-skiing, snowboarding, ice-climbing and tubing throughout the magnificent park. If you would like to explore at a slightly slower pace, why not take a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the outside of Lake Louise?
The warmer weather opens up a plethora of opportunities to experience Banff in all its glory. Make sure you pack your camera so you can capture the perfect shot of alpine meadows full of mountain flora, wildlife meandering around the town limits and your viewpoint overlooking countless turquoise lakes. Hike through varying and ever-changing landscapes, stopping at quaint tea houses amongst the peaks for a bite to eat with a remarkable view.
As well as some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, Banff is home to all the facilities that visitors could ever ask for. Take a dip in the renowned Upper Hot Springs, dine with a mountain vista in one of the many fine-dining establishments, shop in some of Alberta’s most delightful boutiques and stay in the most luxurious hotels; the world is your oyster from the moment you arrive.
Is it time for you to embark on a trip to the unforgettable town of Banff? Our Canada Travel Specialists will be delighted to tailor-make your trip to suit your exact requirements. With your own personal advisor, low deposits and holiday payment plans, now is the time to embark on that holiday of a lifetime.
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“We went to Banff on our honeymoon last year and we can’t wait to go back! The views were unbelievable no matter where you are and the hikes took you into the heart of nature. Definitely check out the hot springs – the perfect way to relax after a day exploring the mountains!”
Blair, Digital Content Editor