Banff is undeniably one of the world’s most picturesque ski villages, and it’s only a 1.5 hour drive from Calgary. The small township is literally surrounded by the Canadian Rockies. Visitors don’t have to venture far to enjoy the best of Banff. Highlights include walking along Bow River, staying in or simply admiring Fairmont Banff Springs, taking the gondola up Sulphur Mountain, visiting the Vermilion Lakes, and relaxing at Banff Upper Hot Springs. Hiking, biking, canoeing, rafting, and skiing are all adventures awaiting you in Banff.