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Explore Banff

Our Town

Banff Park Lodge is conveniently located in close proximity to the very best that the Town of Banff and Banff National Park have to offer.

Whether you're looking to recreate outdoors, discover riverside walking trails, learn about the region's history, wander through art galleries or shop on the most scenic main street in Canada, you'll find it just off the doorsteps of our fine hotel.

Only a 90-minute drive from Calgary International Airport, the Town of Banff is a unique community nestled amongst the stunning peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

In Banff you'll find everything you need for a memorable stay, including modern amenities; quality hospitality; professional services; restaurants; museums, galleries and performing arts; and beautiful trails for walking, biking and cross-country skiing.

We invite you to visit the Town of Banff for additional information about our special municipality.

You can also visit the Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau website for information about activities, current events, and much more.


In summertime, snow melts of the mountaintops, the rivers start running and lakes turn a bright blue hue, inviting visitors to Banff National Park to enjoy a wide range of activities. These include hiking, camping, mountain biking, road cycling, kayaking, canoeing, golf, horseback riding, sightseeing, farmer’s markets summer festivals and more!

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Banff is a premier destination for winter activities, thanks to the mountainous terrain, peaceful valleys and the blanket of snow that descends on the region. Three ski areas are located within a 45-minute drive of the Town of Banff, giving skiers and snowboarders plenty of runs to choose from. Other activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, sleigh rides, ice skating, hot springs, and world-class winter festivals.

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Banff National Park

Established in 1885, Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and encompasses 6,641 km² of jaw-dropping mountain landscapes, pristine wilderness, and abundant wildlife.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff is easily accessible and chock-full of exciting activities and cultural events, making this a superb year-round destination for travellers of all kinds.

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Banff Events

This is a short list of recurring yearly events in Banff. For a complete list of current and upcoming events please visit the Banff Lake Louise Tourism website.

Event Description Date
Canada Day

Canada Day Parade, activities for the whole family, fireworks, and more!

July 1
Santa Parade

To get you in the Christmas spirit!

Early December
New Years's Eve

​Fireworks and more!

December 31
Snow Days

​Fun winter activities for all ages…

January - February

Banff Weather

This is a brief chart of Banff's typical weather. For more information please visit the Parks Canada Banff National Park weather page.

For current weather conditions please visit the Environment Canada website.

Month Daily High (°) Daily Low (°) Rainfall (mm) Snowfall (cm) Hour of Sun per Day
January -5.3 -14.9 2.4 38.2 8.1
February 0.1 -11.3 1.7 30.0 10.0
March 3.8 -7.9 1.6 27.0 12.0
April 9.0 -2.8 10.6 26.3 14.0
May 14.2 1.5 42.4 17.1 15.5
June 18.7 5.4 58.4 1.7 16.5
July 22.1 7.4 51.1 0.0 16.0
August 21.6 6.8 51.2 0.0 14.5
September 16.1 2.7 37.7 7.0 12.7
October 10.1 -1.1 15.4 18.9 10.7
November 0.5 -8.2 6.0 33.6 9.0
December -5.3 -13.8 2.8 43.9 7.8

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