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Banff, Alberta

Full nameBanff
Official nameTown of Banff
Settlement typeTown
RegionAlberta's Rockies
Census division15
MayorKaren Sorensen
Governing bodyBanff Town Council
Paul Baxter
Grant Canning
Stavros Karlos
Chip Olver
Brian Standish
Leslie Taylor
ManagerRobert Earl
MPBlake Richards
MLAJanis Tarchuk
Total Area1.9 sq mi (4.85 km2)
Elevation4537.4 ft (1383 m)
Total Population6700 (2006)
Density (pop.)1381.7/km2 (3578.6/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code spanT1L
Area code+1-403

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Banff (c-eniconˈbæmf) is a town within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located in Alberta's Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 126 km (78.3 mi) west of Calgary and 58 km (36 mi) east of Lake Louise.

At an elevation of 1463 m (4799.9 ft), Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Canada after Lake Louise. It is surrounded by mountains, notably Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay, and Cascade Mountain. The town is situated above Bow Falls near the confluence of the Bow River and Spray River.

The Town of Banff is the first municipality to incorporate within a Canadian national park. The town is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership.

Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing areas within the area. Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay and Lake Louise Mountain Resort are the three nearby ski resorts located within the national park.

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Snow and cold coming to Calgary - CHQR Tweet this news
CHQR--Snowfall amounts are expected to be near 10 cm , with the heaviest snow falling in southern regions of the province from -Banff- to Lethbridge and the Cypress ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:03:20 GMT+00:00
The Rocky Mountaineer Experience - Daily Ginger Tweet this news
Daily Ginger--This is famous because of its historic view as it connects Canada east to west; it also passes through famous -Banff-, -Alberta- with its wild mountain beauty. ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 05:43:34 GMT+00:00
Banff Film Festival's World Tour visits for three-day run - The Spokesman Review Tweet this news
The Spokesman Review--Fresh from -Alberta-, the World Tour of flicks selected from last week's -Banff- Mountain Film Festival will be screened at the Bing Crosby Theater Friday ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 08:08:40 GMT+00:00
Downhill skiing opens in Banff National Park this weekend - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--There's also a local bus service for the Banff town site which makes getting around simple. -Banff Alberta- Travel Guide is based in Calgary, Alberta, ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 18:33:11 GMT+00:00
Albertans Encouraged To Start A Conversation About The Oil Sands - Fairview Post Tweet this news
Fairview Post--Minister's Cup: The region showing the greatest improvement from one -Alberta- Games to the next was Zone 2 (Airdrie, Okotoks, Drumheller, -Banff- and High ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 20:08:28 GMT+00:00
Economic slump dips hotel rates - Edmonton Sun Tweet this news
Edmonton Sun--Highway traffic counts were also up at major checkpoints, including Highway 16 at Jasper National Park, Highway 16 at Highway 897, Highway 1 at -Banff- ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 20:12:36 GMT+00:00
Bear standoff closes Alberta trails - Toronto Sun Tweet this news
Toronto Sun--CALGARY - Trails around Lake Minnewanka in -Banff- National Park remain closed nearly five days after a Calgary cyclist was ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 10:46:06 GMT+00:00
TransRockies riders dig into the dirt for epic race - Canmore Leader Tweet this news
Canmore Leader---Banff's- Keith Brodsky and his partner Jill Homer from Juneau, Alaska, otherwise known as Rocky Mountain Trail Trash, finished 14th in the open mixed race. ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 03:23:21 GMT+00:00
Earliest birds get the world - inmycommunity Tweet this news
inmycommunity---...- at -Banff- National Park. Keen skiers and snowboarders can test-run the slopes in British Columbia and -Alberta- or try skating, hockey and ice fishing. ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 01:49:19 GMT+00:00
Barely enough for bears - Calgary Herald Tweet this news
Calgary Herald--This is a May 9, 2010 remote camera photo of a grizzly bear taken in -Banff- National Park. The bear was kill by a train in the park, May 27, 2010. ... - Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:19:03 GMT+00:00

* Population: 6,700 (-6.1% from 2001)
* Land area: 4.85 km2 (1.9 sqmi)
* Population density: {{formatnum:1381.7 people/km2 ( /sq mi)}}
* National population rank (Out of 5,008): Ranked 544th
* Median age: 32.1 (males: 32.5, females: 31.6)
* Total private dwellings: 2,844
* Dwellings occupied by permanent residents: 2,568
* Median household income: $55,017

Canadian Rockies

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Alberta * Andromeda * Assiniboine * Athabasca * Brazeau * Bryce * Cascade * Castle * Clemenceau * Columbia * Edith Cavell * Forbes * Hosmer * Hungabee * Joffre * Kitchener * Lyell * Heart * Pilot * Pyramid * Robson * Rundle * Sarbach * Smythe * Snow Dome * Temple * Three Sisters * Trinity * Twin * Ulysses *
Abbot * Athabasca * Bush * Carcajou * Crowsnest * Elbow * Elk * Fortress * Fraser * Highwood * Howse * Jarvis * Kananaskis * Kicking Horse * Monkman * Muncho * North Kananaskis * Palliser * Pine * Simpson * Sinclair * Summit * Sunwapta * Tonquin * Vermilion * Wapiti * White Man * Yellowhead
Athabasca * Bow * Columbia Icefield * Crowfoot * Hector * Peyto * Saskatchewan * Vulture * Wapta * Waputik Icefield
NationalBanff * Jasper * Kootenay * Yoho * Waterton Lakes
Provincial (AB)Bow Valley * Bragg Creek * Elbow-Sheep * Ghost River * Kananaskis * Peter Lougheed * Sheep River * Spray Valley * Willmore
Provincial (BC)Akamina-Kishinena * Close To The Edge * Dune Za Keyih (Frog-Gataga) * Elk Lakes * Graham-Laurier * Hamber * Height of the Rockies * Hole-in-the-Wall * Kakwa * Kikomun Creek * Kwadacha * Mount Assiniboine * Mount Fernie * Mount Robson * Muncho Lake * Northern Rocky Mountains * Pine Le Moray * Stone Mountain * Muskwa-Kechika
Ski resorts
Castle Mountain * Fernie * Fortress Mountain * Lake Louise * Little Mac * Marmot Basin * Mount Norquay * Nakiska * Powder King * Sunshine Village
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