Banff is located within Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Western Alberta. The town of Banff is famous for its spectacular setting, but it is more than just a pretty place. As Canada’s first incorporated municipality in a national park, Banff is a very special community. It is environmentally-conscious, balanced, rich with character and culture and a friendly and open community.
Banff is located just 2 hours west of Calgary. Built by Canadian Pacific Railway for wealthy Victorian travellers, the town has grown from the hot springs resort into a base for mountain experiences.
The small town which still emanates it’s rustic, alpine charm is packed during the summer months with tourists from around the world. The internationally renowned Banff Mountain Film Festival and Banff Mountain Book Festival both run back to back at the end of October each year.