Visit Banff - Best of Banff

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff is totally a force to be reckoned with. Marking its 125th birthday, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most famous national park. Forming a part of the national park, Banff is conveniently located and accessible for travelers looking to visit the Banff National Park.

A small town in size, the spirit of the place goes beyond its realms. You could actually cover the whole town on foot! Pristine landscapes, a crisp in the air with the Banff National Park in the backdrop; a walk through town with the constant reminder that the wilderness is a stone’s throw away is a beautiful feeling. 

Banff Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Banff tips for your visit


  • Banff is one of the safest places you can ever visit; that doesn’t excuse you from not being caution. Maintain an awareness of your surroundings.
  • The only real danger you need to be weary of is coming in contact with the wildlife; Banff being a part of the National Park, animals tend to wander into town.
  • It’s common to come in contact with deer while driving and bears when on trails. Keep a lookout and whatever happens, never feed the wildlife.
  • Respect the wildlife.

Time Zone:

  • Banff, a resort town in Alberta, Canada observes the Mountain Time Zone/ UTC-07:00 hour.


  • While U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere, but it is advisable to use the Canadian dollars.

Electrcity :

  • 240 V with Primary Socket Type being Type B North American NEMA 5-15 (Grounded, Non-polarised)


  • The internet country code top level domain(ccTLD) for Canada is .ca . Currently Internet access is available for businesses and home users in various forms, including dial up, cable, DSL, nd wireless.


  • English is the predominant language in Banff


  • 911 is the official emergency number in Banff.

General Tips:

  • Avoid talking loudly in public.
  • Avoid spitting and littering on streets.
  • Keep yourself well informed with the history of Banfe before the actual visit.

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Banff Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Banff

  • Banff Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure
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    Duration: Flexible

    Tap into your sense of adventure in Banff, Alberta, with the Via Ferrata experience, an activity that lets you climb to unpre...

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  • Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
    Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff42 Reviews

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    Visit Canada's famous glaciers on a full-day seasonal excursion from Banff. Your personalized small group tour takes you thro...

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  • Evening Wildlife Safari
    Evening Wildlife Safari79 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts, this small-group safari in Banff is for you. On this 2-hour wildlife tour, explore a ...

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  • Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff
    Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff39 Reviews

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    Animal lovers, don't miss your chance to discover the grizzly bear! Leaving Banff behind, you'll take a ride in a gondola for...

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Facts and Stats for Banff*

  • Pollution Statistics in Banff

    Know the pollution level of Banff before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Banff: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Banff for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Banff.

    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Banff - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 62.5 (High)
    • Climate Index 26.84 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 5.17 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.08 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Banff

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Banff

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.98 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.38 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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