Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Banff, AB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and internet/wifi. Prices start at C$ 148 per night, and cabin rentals and house rentals are popular options for a stay in Banff. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Making the most out of your Banff vacation rental

It's hard to think of a more dramatic backdrop than the one Banff offers, with the majestic snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains climbing to staggering heights. Located in Banff National Park, the resort town caters to lovers of the great outdoors, as the area is home to ski resorts, lakes, hot springs, and hiking and biking trails. If you prefer life at a slower pace, you could spend your days exploring the charming downtown dotted with chateau-style shops and restaurants. No matter the time of year, Banff's vacation rentals, hotels, and inns are irresistible for vacationing families, solo travellers, groups, and couples.

History

If you're looking to delve into the region's rich history, the Banff Park Museum is the perfect place to start. Housed inside a 1903 cabin, the museum holds the title as Western Canada's oldest natural history museum. The Cave and Basin National Historic Site relays the fascinating tale of an 1883 hot springs discovery, while the nearby Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies examines the rugged mountain range through artwork and historic photographs. The area is also home to the Canadian Ski Museum, which celebrates the sport's heritage and origins, and the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, which showcases artifacts relating to the First Nations tribe.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Banff

Are you searching for things to do while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Banff for its skiing and hiking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Banff a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Norquay Ski Resort (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Sunshine Village (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Banff Springs Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Canmore Golf and Curling Club (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Cross Zee Ranch (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Silvertip Golf Course (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Banff

Banff is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in March, February, January or December, when snowfall averages 40.10 inches and temperatures average 10°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Banff

Travelers enjoy Banff for its lakeside setting and riverfront. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Banff. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Upper Hot Springs (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Banff Gondola (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Central Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Banff Cascades of Time Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Tunnel Mountain (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Banff

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Banff Station.

How to get around

Travelling near your Banff vacation rentals

It's easy to get around on foot as Downtown Banff boasts wide sidewalks and a surprisingly flat landscape for a mountain town. Biking is a breeze as well, particularly in a town with scores of bike racks and cycling paths. Public buses offer service throughout Bow Valley, connecting Banff to neighbouring communities. Taxi service is also available in town, and some hotels provide free shuttle service to nearby ski resorts. You'll need a car to fully explore Banff National Park or, if you prefer to leave the driving to someone else, you could reserve a spot on a hop-on, hop-off shuttle bus.

Food & drink 

Beer, bison, and boar – dining adventures in Banff

If you've been itching to sample Canadian Rocky Mountain Cuisine, you're in just the right place. The region emphasizes locally sourced foods, so menus typically feature dishes highlighting such fare as rainbow trout, mushrooms, and fiddlehead greens. For heartier eating, make your way to one of Banff's numerous Western Canadian-style saloons and steakhouses, where you can chow down on such unique offerings as bison, elk, and wild boar. Barbecued beef – braised and grilled in onions and peppers – is also an Alberta specialty. You can end your culinary tour with a cold ale in one of the region's various craft breweries.

Essential info

Key information for your Banff vacation rental stay

The quaint town of Banff features just over 7,800 residents. English is the official language. If you want to grab a drink in a Banff bar, keep in mind that the legal drinking age is 18 in the province of Alberta. Crime is relatively non-existent throughout the region, but should you require an ambulance, police, or the fire department, dial 911. The Canadian dollar is the only acceptable currency in town. Tipping is usually not included at restaurants, and a 15-20% gratuity is customary. Make sure you include plenty of layers when packing for your Banff vacation, as the weather can change quickly across the park's different settings.

Can I find a vacation rental around Banff?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 542 vacation rentals near Banff. From 3 cabin rentals to 115 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Banff for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Banff?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Banff:

  • Copperstone Resort: 52 vacation rentals
  • Town Centre: 226 vacation rentals
  • Three Sisters Mountain Village: 24 vacation rentals
  • Silvertip: 336 vacation rentals
  • Cougar Creek: 405 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Banff?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Banff. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau: 498 vacation rentals
  • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies: 597 vacation rentals
  • Banff National Park Information Centre: 593 vacation rentals
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: 598 vacation rentals
  • Upper Hot Springs: 599 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Banff listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Banff?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 3 Cabins in Banff. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Banff include:

  • Houses: 115 rentals available
  • Chalets: 10 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Banff?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 296 vacation rentals with pool available in Banff. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.