The town of Banff, Alberta is famous for its spectacular setting in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. But it is more than just a pretty place. As Canada’s first incorporated municipality in a national park, Banff is a very special community. Through a host of programs and special projects, the town actively strives to foster visitor and resident appreciation and respect for nature, and to meet its responsibilities as a national park community.
Banff is a environmentally balanced conscious city. Although the town’s population is only 7,135, great value is placed on the quality of life. Consequently, Banff has a complement of services, facilities and opportunities rarely found outside larger centres.
Architectural and heritage guidelines ensure the town retains its mountain culture and charm.