Banff was first settled in the 1880's, after the transcontinental railway was built through the Bow Valley. One of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing areas within the area.
With over one hundred restaurants and eating establishments to choose from you will never go hungry here.
Click on the link below for a real local's guide to all the choices you have in town!
You will also find a wide variety of shops! Check out...
Banff Tea Co. A locally run business with an amazing tea selection. 208 Caribou Street
Clothing Store in Banff
When visiting the Fairmont Banff Springs, stop by this local favorite for the latest fashions. Located in the main building lower floor near the bus entrance!
A pedestrian friendly town, Banff also has public transportation to get you to all the major tourist attractions within the townsite.
HoponBanff stops can be connected with ROAM TRANSIT in Banff for $2 and Canmore for $6.
347 Banff Ave
HopOnBanff stops in front of the Moose Hotel. If you want breakfast before departing, Pacini Restaurant at the Moose Hotel is open from 6:30 am.
To view: BREAKFAST MENU.
Or finish the day with a cocktail on the patio of Pacini!
BANFF BY BICYCLE
Enjoy the freedom of exploring the Banff townsite area and its spectacular trails by bicycle. Rent Trail or Town Bikes for the day and head out exploring. All Bike rentals include a helmet, lock, and a map.It's all good when you are on a cruiser. Slow down and take it all in, because life here just seems to flow a little smoother.
Explore new trails and discover new destinations on a wide selection of Trail bikes.
Snowtips Bactrax, 225 Bear Street
BANFF BY FOOT
The Cave and Basin
The Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the birthplace of Canada's National Park system, which began here in 1885.