Banff Avenue
Banff Avenue
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking Areas
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  • Kelvin
    Dunedin, New Zealand574 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great location
    This was actually a nice walk with plenty of distractions as you walked along. We had a hotel about 10 minutes down the road so maximised our time in town and explored as much as possible. The avenue is really well set up for pedestrians and is a welcoming and safe area. We were able to stand in the centre strip and get some great shots, despite it being early evening……
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 25, 2023
  • owlbeonholiday
    Worcester, United Kingdom866 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Banff.
    Looking like a beautiful alpine village in the glorious sunshine during our stay. Lots of great shops, bars and restaurants. Not too crowded at this time of year. Lots of outdoor seating to enjoy the sun with a drink or snack. Not too much traffic so safe for families. Really enjoyed our stay in Banff. Hope to come back some day.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey620 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wanted to explore Banff Town in addition to Banff National Park.
    Banff Avenue was the major drag in Banff Town. It was not easy to find parking in Banff as many areas were reserved for residents only, but the side streets provided some free parking. There were also many lavish hotels. I saw many expensive stores, gift shops, and restaurants. I even was able to visit a bank and a supermarket for some quick transactions. The views of the mountains were great.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 13, 2023
  • Samdibo
    Cornwall, Canada183 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be prepared to walk
    A long strip of beautiful shops and restaurants. Loads of tourists and not many parking spots. Be prepared to circle around for a while hoping one opens up or park far away and walk back
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • MD
    Toronto, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing full-day visit
    Although it was a bit crowded (as expected) it's truly a must-see spot full of great eating and shopping options. A bit hard to find a parking spot but as long as you come in the morning, maybe even around 10 AM, it should be possible to find one. There are great recreational options as well such as water sports and other rentals. Overall definitely recommended for a full-day visit!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 26, 2023
  • janetc7575
    70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great for shopping
    Great place for shopping and eating. SO many restaurants and lots of shops to buy souvenirs. Many of the shops have reasonably priced small items, but there are some higher end shops as well like Roots & Lulu
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 10, 2023
  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, California2,011 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of restaurants and shops
    The main avenue in Banff is both cute and also crowded. Just about every place on the main street is either a souvenir shop, a restaurant, a bakery or an ice cream shop. Now and then we saw some street performers. The evenings are quite crowded with everyone out and about for dinner. All in all, in spite of the crowds, it had an overall quaint feel.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA2,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The main avenue in Banff is both cute and also crowded. Just about every place on the main street is either a souvenir shop, a restaurant, a bakery or an ice cream shop. Now and then we saw some street performers. The evenings are quite crowded with everyone out and about for dinner. All in all, in spite of the crowds, it had an overall quaint feel.
Written September 10, 2023
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janetc7575
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Great place for shopping and eating. SO many restaurants and lots of shops to buy souvenirs. Many of the shops have reasonably priced small items, but there are some higher end shops as well like Roots & Lulu
Written September 10, 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
This is a nice upscale part of town. Lots of shops and places to eat. It was pretty crowded. And the views of the mountains are absolutely amazing.
Written September 9, 2023
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MD
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Although it was a bit crowded (as expected) it's truly a must-see spot full of great eating and shopping options. A bit hard to find a parking spot but as long as you come in the morning, maybe even around 10 AM, it should be possible to find one. There are great recreational options as well such as water sports and other rentals. Overall definitely recommended for a full-day visit!
Written August 26, 2023
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travelrads
New York City, NY452 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Visited about 15:00 on a weekday after a day of hiking and sightseeing. Massively crowded with cars and people. We were fortunate to find a spot in a pay for parking lot as some one was leaving. While there are some high end stores and restaurants most of the establishments appear to be schlock shops aimed at tourists and touristy restaurants. Throngs of tourists mobbed the streets, lots of kids running around (likely on sugar highs). The views down the avenue and streets towards the mountains was kind of cool, but not worth the touristy aggravation. We stayed just a little over an hour and went back to the Icefields pkwy to check out some lookouts.
Written August 11, 2023
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Samdibo
Cornwall, Canada183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A long strip of beautiful shops and restaurants. Loads of tourists and not many parking spots. Be prepared to circle around for a while hoping one opens up or park far away and walk back
Written July 29, 2023
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JohnOmaha_Nebraska
Omaha, NE138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Really great restaurants and shopping. Really not your quintessential ski town. Seems that everyone takes pride in their environment
Written July 26, 2023
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TennisStar602
New Jersey620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Banff Avenue was the major drag in Banff Town. It was not easy to find parking in Banff as many areas were reserved for residents only, but the side streets provided some free parking. There were also many lavish hotels. I saw many expensive stores, gift shops, and restaurants. I even was able to visit a bank and a supermarket for some quick transactions. The views of the mountains were great.
Written July 13, 2023
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owlbeonholiday
Worcester, UK866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Looking like a beautiful alpine village in the glorious sunshine during our stay. Lots of great shops, bars and restaurants. Not too crowded at this time of year. Lots of outdoor seating to enjoy the sun with a drink or snack. Not too much traffic so safe for families. Really enjoyed our stay in Banff. Hope to come back some day.
Written June 30, 2023
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krys
Stafford8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful interesting little town Local walks, , canoeing , shops. Great feel and plenty places to eat
Written June 26, 2023
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