Banff Townsite

Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Banff is both an adventure hub and a cultural hotspot. Surrounded by majestic mountains in every direction, the town plays host to a venerable arts and culture scene along with abundant skiing, hiking and camping options.

Shop, wander museums and galleries or visit cultural centres right in town. Get to know the town’s history and diverse heritage, and better understand people that view the world a little differently.

Exhilarate your senses on a guided tour of Mt. Norquay’s Via Ferrata, minutes from downtown Banff.
Two friends riding their bikes down Banff Avenue with the mountains in the background.
Peddle through town or venture further onto the trails of the Canadian Rockies.

Lake Louise Village

A breathtaking 45-minute drive from the Banff townsite brings you to the captivating turquoise waters of Lake Louise and the stunning Fairmont Château Lake Louise. This is Canada’s highest alpine community and the adventure destination of a lifetime.

Paddle across the glimmering lake or explore the surrounding trails on foot. In winter, Lake Louise Ski Resort delivers premier skiing and snowboarding with over 4,200 acres of skiable terrain.

Glide through the glassy turquoise waters of Lake Louise.
Savour elegant plates and handcrafted cocktails from Fairview Bar & Restaurant.

Getting here

The towns of Banff and Lake Louise can both be accessed from the TransCanada Highway. The road is open year-round and well maintained. The closest international airport is in Calgary and a quick 1.5-hour drive from Banff National Park.

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