Banff city centre

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Banff is the largest town in Canada. Banff is basically a resort town. It is one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations. It is known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a major destination for outdoor sports and features biking, scrambling and skiing areas within the region.

Winter temperatures range from −14°C to −4.5 °C. Summer temperatures in the warmest month are pleasant with an average high of 22°C and an average low of 7.3 °C. Snow has been recorded in almost all months of the year.

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Things to Do and See at Banff City 

Bikefest at Banff city

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Banff is well known for Banff World Television Festival, Banff Mountain Film Festival and Bike Fest. The number of popular mountains located very close to the town site is a major attraction for the tourists. Lake Minnewanka located very near to the town site is a very popular day use area with a variety of activities. There is a popular Lake Cruise and a small food concession available at the marina.

Places to Eat

Banff has many great restaurants and diverse menus to satisfy any dining preference, from fast food to haute cuisine.

Earl’s Restaurant

This restaurant serves a large variety of meals. The restaurant is very well decorated and the atmosphere here is very pleasant too. It’s a place for Oven Roasted Permasen Chicken, Spicy Seafood, Campfire Smores and much more.

The Evergreen Restaurant

The Evergreen Restaurant Banff city

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This restaurant is the best place to enjoy a Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Cuisine and Fine Wines. The menu features popular items like creative soups and sandwiches, and of course Alberta beef burgers and steak sandwiches.

Lakeview Lounge

It is another good stop to enjoy a classic cocktail, great beer, special coffee, glass of fine wine or a good lunch. It is a place that provides the pleasures of a more civilized time. The rates here are reasonable as well.

Popular Hotels in Banff City


Fairmont Springs Resort Banff

Fairmont Springs Resort Banff cityThe Fairmont Springs is a 4 Star Hotel located at the heart of the city. The nearby attractions include the Sulphur Mountain, the Banff Gondola, a bowling alley, an ice skating rink, and a movie theater. The atmosphere and the service here is just incredible. The rooms have Mini Bar, Refrigerator, Cable / Satellite TV, In Room Movies, TV, CD Player etc. Rates start at $ 263 Per Night.

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Rimrock Resort Hotel Banff

Rimrock Resort Hotel Banff cityThis is a 4 Star Hotel Situated within Banff National Park. The rooms have Mini Bar, Cable / Satellite TV, In Room Movies. High speed internet access is provided as well. Rates start at $ 206 Per Night.

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Fox Hotel & Suites Banff

Fox Hotel & Suites Banff cityThis is a 4 Star Hotel situated at the center of the city. Hotel services include a restaurant, a bar, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a Jacuzzi and a fitness center. High speed internet service is available for the guests as well. Rates start at $ 159 Per Night.

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