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Banff Travel Guide

Banff is one of the most beautiful spots in Canada and is known for being the home of Banff National park which is made up of glacier lakes and rugged mountains.

Things to Do in Banff

The town, which is surrounded by the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, is set within thousands of miles of national parkland. Top things to do include seeing (and Instagramming) the vivid blue Lake Louise, relaxing in the Banff Upper Hot Springs, which have a well-preserved 1930s bathhouse, hiking around Lake Minnewanka and taking an excursion to see grizzly bears and elk.

The main town is filled with restaurants, cafes and shops and it’s an easy place to spend a few days relaxing, before getting ready to explore the mountains.

Best Time to Visit Banff

The best times to visit Banff are the summer months from June to August, when the weather is hot and you’re not restricted by snow, and December to March, when Banff is used by many as a base town for skiing.

Price and Availability Index in Banff

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Banff is in July, while the cheapest month is in November. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Banff is in the high season in August. Banff has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Banff tends to be Sunday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Banff tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Sundays.

The weather in Banff

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Banff. The hottest month in Banff is June, when temperatures peak at 89 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -34 ˚F. The wettest month in Banff is April with 2.61 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.41 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Banff

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, VRBO, priceline and more. AllTheRooms has 4266 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Banff, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to Banff can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $25.95 per night. A typical accommodation in Banff costs on average $199 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 405 accommodations in Banff that have WiFi. 99 places to stay include a breakfast. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 183 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Banff, you'll want to pick from 342 places to stay that provide parking. 147 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 90 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

In Banff AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 252 places to stay from Airbnb, 63 accommodations from VRBO and 63 places to stay from priceline.

2115 accommodations in Banff have been reviewed: 56% are rated excellent or good. 1953 accommodations allow instant booking.

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