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Local Attractions in Banff

Welcome to picturesque Banff, unmatched in its natural beauty and Canada's very first national park.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, people travel across the world to experience Banff National Park's craggy mountain peaks, deep canyons, glacier lakes and frigid ice fields and glaciers. The park's diverse wildlife and phenomenal ecological features only add to the area's draw.

The town of Banff is a charming and lively resort mountain town full of opportunity for alpine-lovers. When you're done on the slopes at any one of the three surrounding world-class ski areas or back from a summer's day hike, head back "home" for a quick-change at Charltons Banff Hotel before exploring the vibrant streets of downtown Banff, just a 10-minute walk away.

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Shopping In Banff

Banff may be small, but it is mighty when it comes to the retail scene. Combine top-name shops and labels with the charm of an international alpine ski-town and you've got one fantastic day of shopping ahead of you – and it's all walkable from Charltons Banff.

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Grab A Tasty Bite

Take your pick: Casual cafe-vibe, fun pub feel or finer dining? Banff's entire dining scene is vibrant, and Evergreen Restaurant & Lounge is right up there at the top of pack for best Banff restaurants. It's located just a block away at Royal Canadian Lodge and opens daily for breakfast and dinner.

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Explore Beautiful Banff

Jump in the car and head out to explore the stunning Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. We recommend visits to the Cave & Basin National Historic Site, Bow Falls and the Banff Upper Hot Springs. If you're okay with heights, the gondolas in Banff and Lake Louise are must-do Banff attractions as well.

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Whether you are passionate about outdoor adventures or prefer taking in local attractions at a relaxed pace, there are a variety of activities to experience and breathtaking sights to see when you stay with us at Charltons Banff.

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