Banff Tourism

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. 

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.

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

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  • We are tent campers looking for a site near Banff/Lake Louise during the week of August 26th. Are most of the campgrounds offered on a first-come, first-served basis or do we need reservations? When do Canadian schools begin?

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    • You can reserve the campsites by calling on 1-877-737-3783 or 519-826-5391. If not reserved, then the sites will be allocated on the first-come-first-serve basis. It is recommended to book your campsite in advance as June through September is the peak season. I am not sure about the schools though. 

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