Cheap flights to Banff depart from Manchester Airport, and Gatwick and Heathrow airports near London. Most international flights to Banff will arrive at Calgary International Airport. UK citizens do not require a visa to enter Canada. The Banff Airporter Shuttle operates services from Calgary International Airport to Banff. The shuttle service will stop at any destination in Banff if requested. Seats can be booked through the Banff Airporter Shuttle website.
Banff is a small town and can be easily explored on foot. The local bus system is known as Roam, with a few bus routes connecting Banff to nearby towns and attractions. Tickets can be purchased on board all Roam buses. Save money on multiple journeys by purchasing ten or more one-way tokens at the same time. The tokens are available from Banff Town Hall. Taxis are easily available throughout Banff.
See Banff from above by taking a ride on the Banff Gondola. The short ride takes guests up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for uninterrupted views of the town and the surrounding Canadian Rockies. Stop at the Upper Hot Springs on the way down to bask in the naturally warm waters of the springs. More hot springs can be seen at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, around which the town of Banff sprung up. Visitors are not allowed to bathe in the springs, but there are plenty of attractions around, including a number of nature trails and attractive picnic grounds. Explore Banff National Park and discover the spectacular Vermillion Lakes near the foot of Mount Norquay. Learn more about the culture and history of the area at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
Shops in Banff offer more than just the expected ski and snowboarding gear. Pick up authentic Native American craft and souvenirs at the Banff Indian Trading Post. Discover dazzling locally made jewellery featuring ammolite (an opal-like gemstone) accents at Ammolite In The Rockies. Banff boasts a cosmopolitan variety of restaurants and cafes which reflect the range of its visitors. Adventurous eaters may wish to head for the Grizzly Grill. Its menu contains a number of 1970s classic such as French onion soup and Caesar salad. There’s also the classic mushroom fondue as well as an ‘Exotic Fondue’ featuring a choice of unusual meats such as alligator, rattlesnake, frog legs and alligator. Enjoy an Old West style party at Wild Bill’s Saloon, or dance along to Europop at the Aurora Nightclub.