Altitude: 1463 Meters

Banff in short

  • Extreme temperatures (down to -30°C)
  • Friendly village atmosphere
  • Rich history

The Sunshine Village ski area is located in Banff National Park, the oldest national park in Canada and more recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its astounding beauty. Breathtaking panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains are unbroken by any signs of civilisation beyond the limits of the resort. The ski area boasts skiing in two provinces, as some of the slopes are located in British Columbia! The village centre is car-free and you can get ski-in, ski-out accommodation at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge.

Just a fifteen-minute drive from the ski area is the town of Banff, originally developed as a spa town and a popular stop along the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 1800’s. Today, it has become a lively town with bustling nightlife and a traditional Canadian atmosphere. Brush up on your railway history at the Banff Park Museum, attend a barn dance or a barbecue or go on a horse-drawn sledge ride through the magical Canadian winter wonderland. You’ll find plenty of hotels and budget accommodation in either Banff or nearby Lake Louise; for a true slice of history, stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, one of the original railway hotels. The Calgary/Banff Airporter bus runs regular shuttles from Calgary Airport to Banff. The trip lasts about an hour and a half.

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Alternate activities

The Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers its guests a horde of options including tobogganing, snowshoeing, shopping, skiing with Santa and live music on weekends. The hotel also has a large outdoor hot pool and spa facilities. Get your culture hit at the Whyte Museum, and be sure to check the calendar to see if your visit coincides with one of the many special events. A unique, albeit rather expensive, option is the historical snowshoe and fondue tour through the Sunshine Meadows, with spectacular views of Mount Assiniboine.

Restaurants and bars

Early birds can grab a bit at the First Tracks Café in the Creekside lodge, which opens at 7:30. Popular supper options include the cosy Chimney Corner Fireside Dining lounge or the Eagle’s Next. Check out the Mad Trapper’s Grill & BBQ for après-ski, or visit the Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Charcuterie Snow Bar in the spring to enjoy the views from the outdoor patio.


Daycare is available at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. Eager tots can take ski or snowboard lessons through the Tiny Tiger and Kids Kampus programs.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Banff

Restaurants 92 Theatre
Bars & cafes 21 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 3 Concert hall -
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Banff

No. of ski schools 2Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessonsYes, price on request
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in - Cross-country skiing -

 Facilities Banff

No. of hotels 39 Supermarkets -
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks
Total no. of beds -

 Tourist information for Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
001 - 0403 - 7628421

 Distances from Banff

Railway station
- by bus
Calgary approx. 128 km by bus
From the motorway:Near the motorway

 Banff for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground - Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Banff

Public saunaFootpaths
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness - Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding - Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run -
Squash court -
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Ski area
Banff Mount Norquay

Banff Mount Norquay
Total slopes 28 (km)
Green slopes 6 km
Blue slopes 10 km
Red slopes 8 km
Black slopes 4 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (5 )
Drag lifts 1
Chair lifts 4
Gondala lifts 0
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