Skip to main content.

Accommodation in Banff

Search for a place to stay

Save more with Secret Prices

Get instant savings with Secret Prices

  • Pay now or later on most rooms
  • Free cancellation on most rooms
  • Price Guarantee

Where to stay in Banff

Exploring Banff

The remarkably stunning outdoors of Alberta, Canada, comes to the fore when talking about the small town of Banff. Situated at about 4,800 feet above sea level, Banff is one of the two towns incorporated within the very scenic Banff National Park. The country’s first national park spans a vast 2,600 square miles, making it the largest national park in Canada. Located in the park's southern area, Banff is one of the best bases to explore Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies, some of Canada's highest mountains.

Banff and the national park have been popular tourist destinations for Canadians, Americans and international travellers for many years. This is unsurprising given the relatively developed infrastructure and the conveniences Banff offers visitors. However, it also means a lot of tourists come here during the high seasons. Summer sees people arrive to enjoy the sceneries and engage in outdoor activities, while others come in winter to go skiing on the many slopes which are easily accessible from Banff.

Accommodations in Banff

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Banff is the Buffaloberry B&B, which has been booked 5 times from our verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Moose Hotel And Suites in Banff as it has been reserved 1 times.

If you are thinking about staying at a luxury accommodation to enjoy great services and amenities check out the following options: The Rimrock Resort Hotel and Hidden Ridge Resort.

Sightseeing in Banff

- Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Referred to by many as the birthplace of Banff National Park, Cave and Basin National Historic Site encompasses hot, bubbling natural springs were discovered way back in the 1880s, having been known to natives for thousands of years beforehand. The government quickly established Banff as Canada’s first national park as a means of preserving the springs. The site now runs as a popular museum, where you can visit the original cave, the outdoor pool – which is no longer open to bathers– and even go on an atmospheric evening lantern tour of this subterranean world.

- Banff Gondola

For stunning views across the lush and somewhat mystical Banff landscape in both summer and winter, the Banff Gondola is just the ticket. Crawling to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, this relaxing trip ends with an extraordinary vantage over 6 mountain ranges. From the site’s many observation decks, you can catch a good glimpse of the Bow River Valley and Banff town itself. While you’re up there, you can drop in at a selection of restaurants and perhaps pick up a souvenir at the gift shop.

Transportation in Banff

The popularity of Banff as a tourist destination is due in part to its accessibility. The international airport of Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, is only 1 hour, 30 minutes away by car. There are dedicated shuttle buses, such as the Banff Airporter, as well as the Brewster Airporter and Resort Connector, which ferry visitors directly from the airport to Banff. The town itself is small enough to cover on foot or by bicycle. There is a bus system with three routes covering most of the town. There are taxis in Banff as well.

Banff travel guides

Banff Travel Guides