Pleasantly touristy Banff consists basically of a long main street connecting the 'downtown' area - a small network of side roads built in grid fashion, lined with clothing and souvenir shops aimed at summer visitors - with a large area of hotel and condo lodgings. The buildings are low-rise, and some are wood-clad. The town is pleasant enough, but it's essentially a modern tourist town, without the character of the classic American cowboy or mining towns.
Excellent choices There are various school and activity programmes for all ages. We've had good reports of the schools in the past. All three resorts offer childcare. The Tiny Tigers Ski and Play Program at Sunshine introduces youngsters to the slopes.