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About Banff

Welcome to one of Canada’s most precious, protected places - Banff, a town situated within Banff National Park in Alberta's Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 58 kilometres (36 miles) east of Lake Louise and 126 kilometres (78 miles) west of Calgary. A visit to Banff, Alberta offers the opportunity to experience the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains and glacier-fed lakes, wildlife at its wildest and small-town charm that only Banff can offer.

With hundreds of things to see and do year-round, Banff is one of Canada's premier outdoor playgrounds. Renowned for its skiing, Banff National Park is also home to countless other exciting activities like fishing, hot springs, camping, mountain biking, hiking and so much more.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Known across the globe for its outstanding powdery-white slopes and winter adventures, Banff has some of the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in Canada. Banff boasts 8,000 acres of accessible terrain that is annually blanketed with approximately 30 feet of snow. Visit top ski runs at Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village where you will quickly discover the best of the Canadian Rockies!

Hiking

Banff is undoubtably one of the best places to hike throughout the year. Home to some of the best trails in Canada, including Tunnel Mountain, Moraine Lake and Parker Ridge Trails, Banff is the place to visit if you love to trek through alpine meadows, glacially-carved cirques, snow-capped peaks, bubbling rivers and more. The wilderness of Banff makes it a hit among hiking enthusiasts. Hikes ranges from low-elevation paths to more advanced full-day high-elevation trails.

Sightseeing

When you visit Banff, you’ll take in some of the most awe-inspiring views of the Canadian Rockies, stunning lakes, lush green forests, amazing wildlife and more. Top sights to see include Vermillion Lakes, Cave and National Basin Historic Site, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Sunshine Meadows and so much more. Banff is by far one of the most breathtaking places to visit – any time of the year.

Mountain Biking

If you have a passion for mountain biking, don’t miss out on a chance to explore Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Bench Trail, Lake Minnewanka Trail and more exciting roads and paths in Banff. Banff National Park features some of Canada's top picturesque trails and roads, making it a prime destination to explore on two wheels. Breathe in the fresh alpine air and witness scenery like you’ve never seen before!

The Best Western Plus Siding 29 Lodge is one of the top hotels in Banff. We offer excellent accommodation, deluxe amenities and have a prime location in a top tourist destination. Our friendly staff can recommend numerous places to see and local attractions to visit when you stay with us. Check out some of our favourites below and enjoy your time in Banff!

Banff Gondola

The Banff Gondola is a spectacular eight-minute ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. A great way to take in the stunning landscape and the city of Banff from above, the gondola stops at a lookout point at the summit featuring 360-degree views, a restaurant, and gift shop.

Upper Hot Springs

Summer or winter, the Upper Hot Springs are the perfect way to relax during your vacation in Banff. Soak in the all-natural outdoor pool, filled by 100% mineral spring water. This refreshing venue also features an indoor café, snack bar, gift shop, and spa.

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