Getting Around Banff

The best way to get around Banff is on foot. But when weather prevents the casual stroll, this small resort town also has a bus system that is easy to use. Even more convenient, your hotel will most likely offer a complimentary shuttle that services the town and ski areas. The closest airport, Calgary International Airport (YYC), handles most major airlines; from there you could rent a car to drive the 90 miles to town or ride the Banff Airporter, a public shuttle.

On Foot Walking will give you a better understanding of the unique environment. But follow this advice only in summer when the weather accommodates a stroll. Stick to the main drag (Banff Avenue), but don't miss Bear Street. The quaint stores will surprise you with fun trinkets, especially those in Bison Courtyard.
By Car

This small resort town is easy to navigate. Residents are friendly and helpful to visitors, so don't hesitate to ask for directions. If you rent a car, be sure to select one with four-wheel drive, to better navigate off-road or through the winter snow.

By Bus

"Roam," the town bus system, offers convenient transportation through the streets. Buses do run sporadically, so check the town's public transit website for schedules and routes.

Exit & Entry Requirements

You'll need an up-to-date passport to travel to Canada from the United States. If you're driving, you'll have to present that passport, a passport card or a NEXUS card at the border. Visit the Canada Border Services Agency website for the latest information on foreign exit and entry requirements.

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