In 1883, the transcontinental railway reached the formidable Rocky Mountains and three railway workers chanced upon some simmering hot springs. The government immediately protected the area and two years later it became Canada's first national park, Banff National Park.Since then holidays to Banff have become as popular with international visitors as they have with Canadians.
Banff is the largest town in Banff National Park and is also the first incorporated municipality located within a national park in Canada. At 4,800 feet, it is the town with the highest elevation in Canada. It is surrounded by mountains, notably Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay and Cascade Mountain.
Banff is a truly unique place to visit year round. Holidays in Banff combine the lure of the wilderness and the variety of outdoor activities, with outstanding designer shopping, world-class restaurants, museums and plenty of culture.
On Banff's bustling Main Avenue, virtually every language from German and Japanese to French and Spanish can be heard. Yet only minutes away from all the action, a quiet walk along the banks of the Bow River reminds you that the town is located inside Canada's premier national park spanning 2,564 square miles of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers.
Bon Voyage have been providing tailor-made travel and holidays to Banff in Canada since 1979. Have your Banff holidays expertly tailor-made by Bon Voyage to suit your exact requirements, with the quality and service you expect, and at great value prices.
Western Canada - Motorhome Adventure
British Columbia & Alberta - a Bed & Breakfast Tour
Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park - a Tauck Escorted Tour
Secrets of The Rockies & Glacier National Park
Contrasts of Canada
Great Parks of Western Canada
Western Wonders of Canada
Canada's Rockies (with Calgary Stampede or Rocky Mountaineer Rail Option)
Spectacular Canadian Rockies + Rocky Mountaineer Train + Inside Passage Cruise
Western Canada - Mountain Country
Unlimited Adventures - Canada
Western Dreams Family Adventure
Western Canada - Rail and Sail
A Canadian Adventure (without a car)
Iconic Rockies and Western Canada Tour plus the Inside Passage Cruise
Best of the Canadian Rockies - A Tauck Escorted Tour
Grand Canadian Rockies - a Tauck Escorted Tour
Great Parks & Lakes of Western Canada
British Columbia & Alberta - Motorhome Tour
Explore Alberta's Great Outdoors
British Columbia - Wildlife, Waterfalls and Wondrous Scenery
The Glacier Skywalk
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford