Banff Tourism

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

TRAVEL TIPS

  • 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.

Currency:

  • 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)

Internet:

  • 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.

Languages:

  • English is the predominant language in Banff

Security:

  • 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.
More about Banff

Facts and Stats for Banff*

  • 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)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.3 (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 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.19 USD

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

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