Banff, Alberta, Canada is a small mountain village, an adventure centre and a popular resort destination located in the Rocky Mountains of the Banff National Park. The village sits on the banks of the Bow River surrounded by mountains, glaciers, waterways and wildlife.
Banff, Alberta, Canada is a year round adventure destination with popular activities available in every season.
Some of the popular summer activities include hiking, backpacking, river rafting, golfing, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, camping, boating, rock climbing, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, flightseeing, picnicking, swimming and more.
In the winter months, after the snow has fallen and temperatures have dropped, Banff Village, the local Nordic Centre and the surrounding ski resorts cater to many winter activities. Some of the winter activities include cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, heli skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice climbing, snowshoeing and dog sledding.
The stores work out of chalet type buildings and the streets are pedestrian friendly. It is easy to get around on foot. There are bike trails and walking paths connecting the village to various parks, attractions and smaller villages.