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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
“Check out this cute mountain village with lots of hiking, shopping and mountain views!”
  • 135 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.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great place for Sunday brunch in the Vermillion Room. Opportunity to check out the historic hotel. Ask at concierge about hotel tours.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cinema
“Rainy day? Tired and sore from skiing? Catch a matinee at Banff’s movie theater.”
  • 9 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
Bowling Alley
“An underground bowling alley and bar. They have great food, cold beer, and friendly staff. The bowling alley creates an awesome atmosphere. Great place to hangout with the buds and watch a game.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Banff Centre hosts more than 400 shows, performances and events each year - a lot of them are free! There are also 4 restaurants on-site, as well as a contemporary art gallery.”
  • 15 locals recommend
National Park
“A 62 minute drive to spectacular outdoor scenery. Truly amazing during the winter with frozen waterfalls and a blanket of white.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Situated in Banff, the heart of the Canadian Rockies, you are welcome to visit them in your ski gear, cycling wear, hiking or cowboy boots. You’ll find an array of original paintings, stone and bronze sculpture plus a selection of one-of-a-kind jewellery. You can see them 363 days a year (they’re closed on Christmas and Boxing Day).”
  • 3 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
Museum
“Canada's first national park, with hot mineral springs in a cave & an outdoor, emerald-colored pool.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“Need to move around faster? Easy! Just rent a reliable car from Enterprise. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Hotel
“Great outdoor porch with views of Mt Rundle and Sulphur Mtn. The food is awesome. Great date night. the drive to Banff is worth it”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Park Distillery in Banff for the coolest venue décor in the Rockies! Craft cocktails and casual snacks are excellent! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“The bison is a great place for a wide selection of food and drink. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for unique and thoughtfully prepared dishes with excellent ingredients. Cozy place, good foods, nice staff and service. Reasonable price and portion. The chef's definitely put effort on the plates. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Beautiful photos of local wildlife and scenery. Well worth a visit when in Banff. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bowling Alley
“An underground bowling alley and bar. They have great food, cold beer, and friendly staff. The bowling alley creates an awesome atmosphere. Great place to hangout with the buds and watch a game.”
  • 12 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
Hotel
“Great outdoor porch with views of Mt Rundle and Sulphur Mtn. The food is awesome. Great date night. the drive to Banff is worth it”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Park Distillery in Banff for the coolest venue décor in the Rockies! Craft cocktails and casual snacks are excellent! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“The bison is a great place for a wide selection of food and drink. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for unique and thoughtfully prepared dishes with excellent ingredients. Cozy place, good foods, nice staff and service. Reasonable price and portion. The chef's definitely put effort on the plates. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent upscale Alberta steakhouse with a great view overlooking central park in Banff.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great place for locally brewed beer. Always great service and awesome vibe. Pool tables on one side, sweet balcony for people-watching on the other side :) ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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