Banff, Alberta is a resort town located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff is a popular international destination due to its spectacular surroundings, its diverse dining and shopping options, and especially because of its outdoor activities, with world-class ski resorts nearby including Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. The town is at an elevation of 1400 m, with typical daytime temperatures in March in the range 0 to -10° C. Banff is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 140 km west of the Calgary International Airport (YYC), which is serviced by daily direct flights from European hubs including Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London.
Info web sites for Banff and region:
Arriving by car
Please note that all vehicles in Banff require a Parks Canada Discovery pass. In 2017 these passes are free of charge to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. You can pick up a free pass at the Parks Canada booths as you enter Banff National Park.
Direct Flights from Europe to Calgary
Delta Airline, KLM
Air Canada, Lufthansa, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia,
American Airlines, Westjet
Air Canada, Lufthansa, Condor
Flight map of Calgary Airport http://yyc.fltmaps.com/en
IMPORTANT INFORMATION : Beginning this year most visitors to Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before arriving: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp