Banff, Alberta

Banff is a town in the Alberta Rockies province of Alberta, Canada. It is the larger of the two towns in Banff National Park, nestled in the mountains, and is located about an hour and half drive west of Calgary and four hours south of Jasper. Banff is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a major destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing areas within the region. The three ski resorts located in proximity closest to Banff are Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay and Lake Louise Mountain Resort.

Things to See & Do

* Canadian Rockies
* Banff Upper Hot Springs
* Banff Gondola
* Hiking at Tunnel Mountain
* Cave and Basin National Historic SIte

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English & French
Land Area – 4.85 km²
Population – 8,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1

Transport Links – Banff is accessible from Calgary International Airport. There are several airport shuttle providers from the Calgary Airport to Banff and Lake Louise.

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