Banff is a small and compact town filled with great restaurants, bars and stores. Accommodations are plentiful. One of the best hotels in the world is located in Banff, the Banff Springs Hotel. Even if you don’t stay there, it’s worth a trip just to walk around the grounds and have a coffee in their café. It is easy to walk everywhere when you are in Banff but you can also take taxis and buses. The Banff Information Center is located right in the middle of town and is a very helpful resource center for planning your trip.
What to do
Take a hike! There are over 1,600 km of hiking trails in Banff, so it shouldn’t be too hard to take a different trail every day while you are here. When you need a break from all that walking, take the Sulphur Mountain Gondola all the way to the top of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking view of Banff. Your Banff vacations would not be complete without a visit to the Colombia Icefield which is the largest glacial field in the Northern Hemisphere. If you need to get warmed up after your visit on the ice, why not head over to the Cave and Basin Hot Springs and enjoy the heat of the natural hot springs? For even more pampering, go to Solace and treat yourself to a day at a spa located in one of the most spectacular settings anywhere. If you like your wildlife a little less wild, visit the Banff Park Museum with its stuffed wildlife exhibitions.
Last but not least, do make sure to protect yourself and your vacation investment in Banff by buying travel insurance before you leave home.