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Things to do in Banff

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“Banff is a resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominate its skyline. On Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare, boutiques and restaurants mix with château-style hotels and souvenir shops. The surrounding 6,500 square kilometres of parkland are home to wildlife including elk and grizzly bears.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Hopping nightspot with drinks, dancing & lodge-like, rustic-themed decor with lots of exposed wood. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Rainy day? Tired and sore from skiing? Catch a matinee at Banff’s movie theater.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pier
“Be dazzled by the deep glacier blue water of the Bow River in Banff, and explore up the more gentle Forty Mile Creek with a chance of spotting wildlife.”
  • 2 locals recommend
National Park
“Parks Canada will point you in the right direction. Maps, brochures, books, gifts, and help with small walks and multi day treks alike. Book here for hotels, camping, and attractions. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Please check their website (www.banffcentre.ca) to see what art offerings are happening during your visit. It’s an amazing place to go for ballet, opera and live concerts. The Banff Centre hosts more than 400 shows, an outdoor amphitheater, an art gallery and 3 restaurants. The 45th annual Mountain Film and Book Festival kicks off from October 31st - November 8th, 2020. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“6 bowling lanes, 3 pool tables, New-York style pizza and 48 craft beers on tap.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hotel
“Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A landmark eatery serving fun, interactive fondue or hot rock & exotic meat menus. The atmosphere is casual and lodge-like but gets smoky as patrons cook at their tables. Great for groups and families.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“Need to move around faster? Easy! Just rent a reliable car from Enterprise. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“There is always an eclectic mix of art, sculpture and jewellery in this gallery that keeps me coming back to visit on a regular basis. Well worth a look when you are in Banff.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“The Cave and Basin is a historical site in Banff, featuring a natural themal mineral spring which Canada's first national park, Banff National Park.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Transportation
“the closest bus stop is on benchlands and bow valley trail besides the shops of canmore. they take bikes but if you are riding with a large group they are limited on how many they can take.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Campfire-inspired cooking & small-batch spirits distilled in-house with free daily distillery tours.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“A seasonal and local farm-to-table menu featuring both plant-based and big game meals. Go for the patio or live music Thursday Evenings 6-9pm + Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bowling Alley
“6 bowling lanes, 3 pool tables, New-York style pizza and 48 craft beers on tap.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A landmark eatery serving fun, interactive fondue or hot rock & exotic meat menus. The atmosphere is casual and lodge-like but gets smoky as patrons cook at their tables. Great for groups and families.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Campfire-inspired cooking & small-batch spirits distilled in-house with free daily distillery tours.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“A seasonal and local farm-to-table menu featuring both plant-based and big game meals. Go for the patio or live music Thursday Evenings 6-9pm + Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“Serving consciously sourced, handcrafted Canadian cuisine and cocktails in one of Banff's most stunning settings, the Juniper Bistro is a wonderful spot to feast and relax after a day's adventure. Visit for their famous daily brunch, voted Best in Banff by Bow Valley locals!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Unless they happen to be vegetarians, visitors to Alberta usually want to try some local steak. Chuck’s is definitely one of the best places in Banff to sample a local cut. The room has a relaxed Western vibe to it, but everyone takes the steaks very seriously — servers are trained to walk diners through the differences in the menu’s vast selection of ranch specific beef. For those who can’t decide between wagyu, prime, or grass-fed, Chuck’s also offers platters so you can try a bit of everything.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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