We love Banff and think you will too.

The only thing we’re missing is you.

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 breathtaking landscapes, palate-pleasing restaurants, a myriad of entertainment and genuine Alberta hospitality.

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

You can also visit Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau for information about activities and current events.

Bear street, shared street.

One of Banff’s most important and vibrant thoroughfares, Bear Street, is becoming even more pedestrian-friendly by the end of summer 2021.

The project, currently referred to as the Woonerf, is named after a Dutch urban planning concept which literally means “living street”.

The Woonerf in Banff will be a shared, paved street with minimum vehicular traffic and lots of space for pedestrians and cyclists. Designed to help people connect with others, the Woonerf will feature beautiful landscaping, restaurant patios and street furniture that welcomes visitors to the space.

Cycling supports.

2020 saw a surge in cycling in Banff National Park, particularly for visitors experiencing the closure of the Bow Valley Parkway and the ever-popular Legacy Trail. Providing services to cyclists will improve everyone’s experience. The Town of Banff is offering businesses opportunities to rent bicycles in the Train Station Parking Lot and is establishing service benches and repair stations. In addition, a bicycle lockup or “bike valet” will be established on Banff Avenue.

Explore Banff Avenue.

Lined with an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, museums and restaurants, Banff Avenue is the bustling hub of this iconic mountain town. Wander along the picturesque street and admire the sights. Banff has a wide variety of shops, so you’ll find everything from big clothing brands to local art and souvenirs. As you explore Banff Avenue, keep an eye out for local wildlife. It’s not uncommon to witness deer commuting through the town from time to time!

Banff Events

There’s always a lot happening in Banff, with one exception: the past year. But things are looking up and we’re preparing to get back to all the things we love about our community. Events, concerts, art shows, farmer’s markets and parades are all just around the corner, and the best way to get there quicker is to properly protect ourselves, our families and our neighbours.


November 24, 2021 - January 1, 2022

In Search of Christmas Spirit

Discover the wonder of Christmas in Banff National Park this holiday season with a live Christmas story told by the wildlife of Banff National Park and delivered by a sensory extravaganza of light and sound.

Learn More + Find tickets here.

January 19 - 30, 2022


Snowfall always feels like a sprinkle of magic in Banff and Lake Louise. No matter how the world has changed, a snowball fight will fill you with a thrill of adrenaline. Skating across an alpine lake will make you feel like you’re starring in a fairy tale, and your snow angel will always be a masterpiece. How will you indulge your sense of adventure on your SnowDays holiday?

The streets of downtown Banff will be transformed into larger-than-life winter galleries by our SnowDays Snow Sculptures. While you’re admiring the exhibition, stop off at one of 16 restaurants and cafes on the Hot Chocolate Trail to take away a limited time treat.

Our three world-class ski resorts are waiting to welcome you, fluffy pow at the ready. The cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails of the park are more picturesque than ever, and Banff’s two outdoor rinks invite you to skate and play in the quintessential Canadian experience.

Continue your SnowDays adventure with an unforgettable dog-sled or horse drawn sleigh ride through a snow-covered valley or feel the exhilaration as you whizz down the slopes at the Norquay Tube Park. Find your best day ever in Banff and Lake Louise, where SnowDays celebrates snowy adventures in the glittering mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies.

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.




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