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Places to visit in Banff

When you travel to Banff, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Banff, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Banff to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Banff things to do can include exploring Banff attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in banff


This marker is in memory of all of the Ukrainian Canadians that had been imprisoned under the justification that they were enemies of the state in 1914 until 1920. The statue is actually named, “Why?” and it is located near the Castle Mountain Concentration Camp where more than 600 of the imprisoned people were buried.

Activities in banff

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During the summer there are a huge range of activities that differ from those available during the winter including hiking, viewing wildlife, white water rafting, canoeing and many indoor activities. During the winter the activities include snowshoeing, ice walking, skiing, and much more.

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There are spas in this city, but one of the best ways to relax is to go and sit in the hot springs. They are kept at a steady temperature of around 100° F. During winter, if the water stops and the water is replenished using pool water.

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Banff National Park

There is so much to do in this city and that includes experiencing nature. One of the best places to do this is at this park and here you can hike up the many trails or even sit down and watch the wildlife as it moves around.

Food in banff


This restaurant first opened their doors in 1982 and was started by some Greek families who wanted to bring some of Greek to Canada. Here you can get authentic Greek dishes and make sure to visit during “Greek Night” which is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It  includes Greek dancing, smashing of plates and even belly dancing.


This restaurant used to be a bar for swingers but now it is a unique restaurant that has phones at every table that allow you to call and converse with other people. They also have a unique dish here called hot-rock fondue which is a pot of garlic flavored butter and a plate of raw meat, including snake, shark, frog legs, bison, fish, chicken and beef.


There aren't any traditional dishes in the area but the variety of items served is astounding. You will find fresh, locally caught seafood, frog legs, bison, shark, snake and much more.

Night Life in banff


The Beaver

This is the most popular place for the backpackers and tourists that visit the city. Here you can experience open mic night, live music, parties that have themes and even trivia games. However, the best part about this bar is that there are special drinks every night and the cocktails are cheap and so is the beer.


Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon

Here you will find a live band, a huge dancing hall and even people doing the two-step and line dancing. This saloon can handle groups of any size and there is a huge range of beer and drinks available.

Shopping in banff


On occasion there are flea markets in the city, but you have to look and figure out when they are being held. There are a number of items being sold including bikes and homemade goodies plus a lot more.


The Bay Banff

This is one of Canada's oldest department stores. You can get a huge variety of things here, including cosmetics, clothing for men, women and children, home decorations and much more.


The Banff Farmers Market

The farmers market is held every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Here you will find a huge variety of local goods including fresh fruit and vegetables and even freshly baked bread and other homemade items.

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