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The gateway to Canada's oldest national park, Banff sits in the middle of one of the world's most photogenic natural landscapes, recognized as a World Heritage Site. Filled with tourists and seasonal workers from around the world, this hub of tourism serves as a convenient base for travelers looking for that true backcountry experience. You'll find few tourist attractions in Banff itself, the main draw being the surrounding glaciers, valleys, mountains, lakes, dense forests, and developed ski areas. Most visitors come here seeking adventure and excitement in the great outdoors, but if you're looking for a more relaxing Banff holiday experience, explore the region's hot springs and burgeoning food scene. Banff is in Banff National Park. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Canada trip simple and quick.

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Where to stay in Banff

The biggest selection of options is located on the northern side of the main drag, Banff Avenue, with a range of hotels, lodges, and inns catering to every budget. Prices increase as you head south towards the river, with the prized views enjoyed by a handful of luxury resorts and mountain lodges. Look to the district of Tatanga II, at the northeastern edge of town, for a few more secluded accommodations that feel even closer to nature.
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