Banff is the hot spot in the Canadian Rockies. The Banff town site & Banff National Park are part of Parks Canada and the national park system. Banff National Park belongs to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Planned as a resort destination from the beginning, this stunning town has lured travelers from around the world since its inception in 1883. The first park superintendent had the mission of attracting well-to-do travelers to Banff. When the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed, Banff became a premier global tourist destination.