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Banff Travel Guide

Banff Alberta is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, getting a vacation home in Banff is the best way to get close to some of the most spectacular wilderness. Banff National Park is one of the most impressive national parks in the region, and allows visitors to be fully immersed in nature.

Getting There

Flying There

The nearest airport is Calgary International Airport. From the airport you’ll need to go by car to Banff, which takes 1.5 hours. There are plenty of hire car rentals at the airport, or you can arrange a taxi or shuttle.

Bus

You can get to Banff from Calgary airport by Greyhound Bus.

Weather & Climate

The weather is hottest in May, when temperatures peak at 94 ˚F. The coldest month is January, when temperatures drop to -31 ˚F.

The best times to visit Banff are the summer months from May 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.

Things to Do & Attractions

Lake Louise

Nearby is the beautiful Lake Louise, known around the world for its bright turquoise waters surrounded by rugged peaks. There are a lot of hikes around the lakes, and if you can manage the climb, some offer stunning views of the waters below -- hikes range from easy walks to multi-day backpacking hikes. If you still want to see what the landscape has to offer but aren't up for the walk, horseback riding is a great option.

Banff Springs

A popular day trip is to the world-famous Banff Springs. The hot springs flow from caves on the lower slopes of Sulphur Mountain, and people flock to Banff to enjoy the soothing and healing properties of the mineral rich waters. Today, the Upper Hot Springs are the last hot springs in the area that are open to the public. It truly is a magical experience to sit in the pools in winter as snow fall on the surrounding mountains.

Where to Stay

If you're an outdoor enthusiast, a Banff vacation is a dream come true. With countless opportunities to explore the town’s stunning surroundings, you will never run out of things to see and do. A trip to Banff National Park, the oldest national park in Canada, is sure to leave you breathless with stunning scenery, while near Banff, Lake Louise is a natural wonder that has people coming from all over the world to see its beauty. Sunshine Village offers some incredible skiing opportunities, and horseback riding in the mountains is also a popular activity. After a long day of exploring, Banff Upper Hot Springs is the perfect place to relax and unwind before heading back to your vacation home.

Banff cabin rentals come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and you can choose the one that suits your group size. Many rentals in Banff will come with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, while others have a hot tub. It is in the heart of Banff that you will find the largest selection of vacation rentals. Known as the ‘Castle in the Canadian Rockies’, the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel overlooks the town, and offers a world-class service.

Events

Almost all year round there are events happening in Banff and Lake Louise. From yoga festivals, to the Banff marathon, and farmers’ markets, there is something for everyone. There are regular mountain markets in Banff, where you can pick up artisanal produce, food, coffee, and useful supplies for your stay.

Nightlife

You can find your fair share of nightlife in Banff as people try to warm up with a strong drink and some dancing. Some of the best nightlife spots include hitting one of the local pubs, such as Tommy’s Neighborhood Pub or Banff Ave. Brewing Company, before dancing the night away at Dancing Sasquatch or Hoodoo Lounge.

Food & Drink

Staying downtown means being in the center of it all. The lively streets are lined with great restaurants, cafes, and bars. You can find everything from American food to international cuisine.

Art & Culture

Head to the Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity if you’re looking for your art fix. It has a changing programme of music and dance performances, exhibitions, and workshops.

Family Activities

Banff horse riding tours have been designed to give visitors a taste of what settlers would have experienced 200 years ago. On the journey, riders cross emerald green rivers, climb Sulphur Mountain, and learn to lasso like a cowboy.

A mountain vacation would not be the same without some skiing. Sunshine Village ski resort is known for having Canada’s best snow and has three mountains of diverse terrain. The park is suitable for skiers of all abilities, and feature easier green runs to advanced double blacks. Be sure to look into the selection of vacation rentals that Sunshine Village offer, such as Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel: the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. It’s a great place to take the kids!

Cabins in Banff

If you're an outdoor enthusiast, a Banff vacation is a dream come true. With countless opportunities to explore the town’s stunning surroundings, you will never run out of things to see and do. A trip to Banff National Park, the oldest national park in Canada, is sure to leave you breathless with stunning scenery, while near Banff, Lake Louise is a natural wonder that has people coming from all over the world to see its beauty. Sunshine Village offers some incredible skiing opportunities, and horseback riding in the mountains is also a popular activity. After a long day of exploring, Banff Upper Hot Springs is the perfect place to relax and unwind before heading back to your vacation home.

Banff cabin rentals come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and you can choose the one that suites your group size. Many rentals in Banff will come with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, while others have a hot tub. It is in the heart of Banff that you will find the largest selection of vacation rentals. Known as the ‘Castle in the Canadian Rockies’, the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel overlooks the town, and offers a world-class service.

Price and Availability in Banff

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Banff tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Banff tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Banff is in July, while the cheapest month is in April. 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 Weather in Banff

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Banff. The warmest months in Banff are May and June, when temperatures reach 92 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -36 ˚F. The wettest month in Banff is August with 2.6 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 0.32 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Banff

Browse vacation rentals from all the best providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Hostelworld and others at AllTheRooms.com. Banff has 477 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. When traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in Banff is available at $22.38 per night. An average rental in Banff costs on average $185 per night.

If you have to have internet access during your stay in Banff, then you can choose from over 189 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 49 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 87 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on getting to Banff by car, be sure to choose from 166 accommodations that provide parking. 78 accommodations have a a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with your best friend, then be sure to choose one of the 45 pet-friendly accommodations available.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other bespoke accommodation types from many providers in Banff, including 148 places to stay from Airbnb, 47 accommodations from Priceline and 4 places to stay from Hostelworld

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