Known for its spectacular mountainous scenery and hot springs, the Canadian city of Banff lies in the heart of Alberta. A Banff vacation is ideal for those who love the great outdoors, so why not treat yourself to a break at a Banff hotel and unwind amid the stunning Rocky Mountains? Winters are cold and snowy, while summers tend to be sunny and warm, with temperatures often reaching 75°F.
When to come to BanffWinter and early spring are perfect seasons for sports enthusiasts take advantage of the resort’s slopes and trails. Summertime outdoor festivals also attract large amounts of visitors. Why not plan your trip for late spring when Banff hotel rates are lower and the local hotels, springs and resorts less crowded?
How to get to BanffThe nearest airport to Banff is Calgary International Airport (YYC), 128 miles from the town. Bus transfers are available to Banff, and car rental is a popular option. Limited rail services on the Canadian Pacific line stop at Banff railway station. Bus transit around town is run on three routes in summer (two in winter) by the Roam local bus system.
Why visit Banff? Located within the Banff National Park, the town attracts many visitors who come to enjoy the scenic views, natural wildlife habitats, and hiking trails that the park has to offer. The Banff Upper Hot Springs can be reached by the Banff Gondola cable car. The Banff Springs Hotel is another famous landmark in the mountainous landscape, built in the Scottish Baronial style in 1887. Banff resorts such as Ski Norquay and Sunshine Village are popular with skiers and winter sports enthusiasts. Or book into a hotel in Lake Louise a short drive away, and enjoy stunning views across the glacial lake.
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