Spectacularly set in Canada's original National Park, Banff and its associated ski resorts have some excellent skiing on their doorsteps. Known as 'the Big 3', there's three ski resorts to choose from; Sunshine Village, Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise.
The town of Banff is mostly spread along the central thoroughfare of Banff Avenue; with the majority of hotels, apartments, shops, bars and restaurants being on or just off the central stretch. Lake Louise Village - about a 45-minute drive away - is less of a village and more an accumulation of accommodation with some shops. Lake Louise itself, with the imposing Victoria Glacier looming over the lake and famous Chateau Lake Louise, is stunning and just a couple of miles further up the road.
Lodging in Banff has something for every budget. From the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs to some great three and four star hotels. Though Lake Louise and Banff Sunshine, the neighbouring ski resorts, have slightly more skiable terrain, the town of Banff is more of an all-rounded place to stay with access to good quality restaurants, lively bars and varied accommodation.
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