Set amidst the majestic Canadian Rockies at an elevation of more than 4,500 feet, a host of Banff hotels serve as the gatekeepers of Banff National Park and offer infinite outdoor activities such as hiking through rugged canyons, atop soaring peaks, and beside turquoise lakes. You won’t want to pass up a long soak in the area’s legendary natural hot springs, many of which are accessible right from your hotel. And many properties also offer golf packages on championship courses as well as guided sightseeing tours.
Outdoor and Indoor Activities
Skiing rules Banff from mid-November through late May. Three of North America’s finest resorts are mere minutes from the mountain hotels in Banff. Encompassing some 8,000 acres of trails, the resorts offer comprehensive early- and late-season packages for those seeking Banff cheap hotels. And if skiing isn’t your thing, consider a day or two of snowmobiling up to 8,000 feet through prime powder.
There are attractions galore right outside the front doors of many Banff hotels within the town, all framed by mesmerizing views of the park to the north. Visit the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the Luxton Museum of the Plains Indians, tour the gorgeous grounds of Cascade Gardens, take a day trip on the Bow River, and dine and shop throughout the quaint streets. And be sure to take in The Banff Centre, a haven of interdisciplinary art and artists.