Banff Information


Banff (bãmf, bãnf)

Approximately 7,500 people

Calgary (YYC) (website: is 20km (12.5 miles) from the city. To/from the airport: A bus service to the city operates every 30 minutes (journey time – 20 minutes). Regular transfer buses also operate to Banff (journey time – about two hours) and Lake Louise (journey time – three hours).

Edmonton (YEG) (website: Edmonton International) is 28km (17 miles) from the city. To/from the airport: A shuttle bus service to downtown operates every 20 minutes (journey time – 40 minutes).

Air Travel:
From Edmonton/Calgary to London is 8 hours 30 minutes, to Los Angeles is three hours and to New York is five hours.

Major airlines operating regular flights to Calgary include Air Canada, Westjet, American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Northwest Airlines

Car Travel:
Getting to Banff is reasonably easy given it’s less than 2 hrs by car from a major urban center, Calgary.

City Distance
Calgary AB 130 km
Canmore AB 25 km
Corner Brook NF 5923 km
Edmonton AB 400 km
Dawson Creek YT 990 km
Golden BC 134 km
Halifax NS 5125 km
Hay River YT 1456 km
Hope BC 697 km
Jasper AB 290 km
Lake Louise AB 60 km
Lethbridge AB 42 km
Montreal PQ 875 km
New York USA 4450 km
Ottawa ON 965 km
Port-aux-Basques NF 5707 km
Quebec City PQ 4140 km
Regina SK 896 km
Revelstoke BC 282 km
Rocky Mountain House AB 259 km
Saskatoon SK 753 km
San Francisco USA 2050 km
St.Johns NF 6510 km
Toronto ON 565 km
Vancouver BC 850 km
Victoria BC 885 km
Whitehorse YT 2500 km
Winnipeg MB 1455 km

The park, located 120 kilometres (80 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.

Time Zone:
The entire province of Alberta is in the Mountain Time Zone. Daylight savings time is in effect from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.

The weather throughout the Canadian Rockies and around Banff is extremely variable due to high elevation and rugged topography.