Combining wild alpine beauty with first-class amenities,
Banff offers vacation possibilities as diverse as the
Canadian Rocky Mountain landscapes themselves. Few places
in the world have such stunning scenery, and fewer still
offer the warm hospitality and excellent service you
can enjoy in Canada's first national park.
Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles)
of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows
and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's
premier destination spots. Visitors can tour our historic
sites, soak in hot springs, stroll along the shores
of Lake Louise, spend a night in the historic Banff
Springs Hotel, and drive the Icefields Parkway into
adjoining Jasper National Park.
National Park is a hiking wonderland, containing over
1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) of trails, more than
any other mountain park. Hikers can find anything
from a one-hour jaunt up a mountain to a month long
backcountry excursion into the lonely wild regions
of the park.
Banff is home to a number of outstanding geological
and ecological features. In addition to the hot springs,
the Castleguard Caves in the remote northwest corner
of the park are Canada's longest cave system. The
park also contains Alberta's southernmost herd of
the endangered woodland caribou.
Banff has a long tradition of hosting international
From five-star elegance to the cozy comfort of private
chalets, there are numerous hotels, motels, condominiums
resorts, lodges, bed & breakfasts and private
home accommodations that will make you feel at home
whatever your tastes.