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Popular Attractions in Banff

If you're a first time visitor to Banff, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Banff.

What are some good attractions in Banff?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Banff.

Johnston Canyon
1 Banff Ave Rainbow Lake, AB

(888) 378-1720
Banff Upper Hot Springs
Mountain Avenue Banff, Alberta

(403) 762-1515
Banff Gondola
Banff, AB

(403) 762-2523
Rundle Lounge
405 Spray Avenue Banff, AB
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff, AB

(403) 762-1470
Banff, AB, Canada
Banff, Alberta
Banff Avenue Brewing Co.
110 Banff Ave. Banff, AB
Maple Leaf Grille
137 Banff Ave Banff, AB
Banff, AB
Columbia Ice Fields
Banff, Alberta
Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort
1 Sunshine Access Rd Banff, AB
Sunshine Mountain Lodge
In the village Banff, AB
Samesun Backpackers Banff & The Beaver Bar
433 Banff Avenue Banff, AB
Rocky Mountains
Banff, AB
Lake Louise
Banff, AB


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Johnston Canyon is very popular for hiking its about 2 hour hike and about 1 hour an 41 min drive from Calgary."  See More

"Banff Upper Hot Springs easily accessible from Banff town on the same side as famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel."  See More

"It is a beautiful castle like hotel and you could go enjoy and afternoon coffee there in the Rundle Lounge that offers great views."  See More

"From any of the above parks you can head to Banff National Park of Canada."  See More

"If you're in Banff, AB, Canada you've got to have steak, go to Melissa's Restaurant & Bar on Lynx Street, no frills just good honest Canadian food and not overpriced like some places on main street"  See More

"I can tell you that the Grizzly House Restaurant and Banff Avenue Brewing Co. were both solids for dinner."  See More

"Depends on your budget and tastes but Maple Leaf Grille is fantastic."  See More

"You should love the Banff National Park : I strongly recommend hiking to Lake Louise, to the site of the Hoodoos and a difficult one but clearly amazing is the Aylmer Pass."  See More

"I'd also suggest a visit to Moraine Lake (near Lake Louise) and a trip to the Columbia Ice Fields (2h30 minute drive)."  See More

"You can easily access Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort and Norquay ski areas (Norquay being a local hill with nice, steep terrain)."  See More

"I love Sunshine Mountain Lodge though which is a short drive outside of Banff."  See More

"A great place to stay for networking and finding like minded friends, Samesun Backpackers Banff & The Beaver Bar and Cougar's Pete (in the wilderness) is awesome and chill,"  See More

"The Rocky Mountains start in Alberta and you can also visit Lake Louise and go skiing there and visit many of the national parks with weather permitting."  See More

"We stayed at the The Fairmont Banff Springs which is a beautiful hotel and then drove up to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake."  See More

Where can I find out more about Banff?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Banff locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Banff.

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