What you need to know before you go

    Banff offers all the fun and excitement of a major mountain resort town, high up in Alberta’s Rockies. At more than 4,600 feet, it’s the highest town in Canada. The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade dominate the town’s skyline, with wide snowy streets that offer a great variety of shops, bars, and restaurants.

    Off Banff’s snowy avenues, head into a pub or café to discover the warmth and friendly vibes of the Banff locals. The town is cradled by the Banff National Park, and you’ll most likely spot the approachable and curious mule deer on the outskirts. In the summer, you can take in the great outdoors. Ride into the Canadian Rockies on the Banff gondola, hike forest trails, raft rushing rapids, and kayak on placid lakes against fairy-tale-like scenery.

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