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Banff Travel Guide

Getting Banff

By road

Banff townsite is 120 km (75 mi.) west of Calgary city limits and 16 km (10 mi.) west of Banff Park gate. To reach Banff follow the, all-weather, four lane Trans-Canada Highway 1 from Calgary to Banff. Driving time is under 90 minutes. Lake Louise is 58 km (35 mi.) west of Banff.

By rail

Rocky Mountaineer Vacations operates seasonal two-day sightseeing trips, from May to October, featuring the Canadian Rockies by daylight. Both eastbound trips from Vancouver and westbound trips from Calgary/Banff stay overnight in Kamloops, B.C. Via Rail also offers trips between Jasper and Vancouver and across Canada.

By air

Scheduled and charter van and motorcoach services connect Banff and Lake Louise with Calgary Airport and downtown Calgary throughout the day.

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