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Visit Banff
The Banff GondolaWelcome to one of the most precious, protected places in the world. A visit here offers the chance to experience the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains and glacier-fed lakes, wildlife at its wildest and small-town charm that only Banff can offer. Start planning your trip today.

Arts and Culture
Banff has a thriving arts and culture scene. There are a number of museums and art galleries to explore, not to mention concert venues at The Banff Centre. If you’re a busker, you can find out how to get a street performing permit to show your talents to the world.

Attractions 
There are so many attractions in Banff you won't be able to visit them all in one day. From the Banff Gondola to the hot springs to lake cruises, there’s so much to do in our little town. You can also visit some of the country’s national historic sites while you’re here.

Buy a Park Pass
Skip the line at the gates to Banff National Park by buying your park pass online. This service is provided by Banff Lake Louise Tourism.

Events Calendar 
If it’s happening in Banff, it’s in our events calendar. Find out what special events are happening when you’re coming to town.

Find Parking 
If you’re driving to Banff, you’ll want to get a map of downtown parking locations. You should also check out our mobile site, Banffparking.ca for tips on where to park. Parking is free throughout the town, but time limits are enforced.

Get Directions 
How far away are you? It doesn't matter. Whether you’re coming from Calgary or Tokyo, we’ll help you find your way here.

Historic Banff
We’re proud of our history and heritage in the Town of Banff. Take a trip off the beaten path and learn a little bit about the founders of this community, and walk by some of the historic homes and places that still exist in town.

Hotels, Restaurants and Shopping
Looking for a good deal on a hotel? Places to shop? How about a list of restaurants in Banff? Check out Banff Lake Louise Tourism to help you plan your trip.

Maps of Banff
Download a copy of our Visitor Map (PDF) or take a look at some of our other Frequently Requested Maps.

Parks and Recreation
Unplug from the world and head to one of our spectacular parks. Bring a picnic to Central Park or head to the Recreation Grounds to play everything from tennis to soccer.

Public Transit
You really don't need a car when visiting Banff. Almost everything is within walking distance, or you can take our Roam Public Transit service. Local and regional routes are available, and GPS technology lets you plan exactly when your bus is arriving

Special Events 
From bike races and triathlons in the summer to downtown ice climbing walls and rail jams in the winter, Banff always has a festival or sporting event taking place for you to enjoy.

Hiking in Banff National ParkSummer Activities
Summer is an amazing time to visit Banff. From hiking, biking and camping to mountain climbing, gondola rides and fishing, Banff has something for everyone.

Top 10 Tips for the Summer and Winter
Follow these top 10 tips and local favourites to get the most out of your trip. These are just a few of the things locals love to do in Banff National Park.

Weather
The weather in Banff can be unpredictable. Make sure you know if you need shorts or snow pants (or both) for your trip.

Webcam 
Find all the webcams in Banff in one place on our snow tour map on Banffmaps.ca.

Winter Activities 
Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating… we could go on. It’s time to experience everything this winter paradise has to offer.