- By kevin
- On Apr 17, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Book the Banff tours from Vancouver on the Globerouter.com website, and with our guiders to explore the best places to visit in December. When you are exhausted, retreat to your cozy (and warm) resort, and replenish yourself with a hefty helping of bison meat.
Getting Around Banff
On FootWalking will give you a better understanding of the unique environment. But follow this advice only in summer when the weather accommodates a stroll. Stick to the main drag (Banff Avenue), but don't miss Bear Street. The quaint stores will surprise you with fun trinkets, especially those in Bison Courtyard.
This small resort town is easy to navigate. Residents are friendly and helpful to visitors, so don't hesitate to ask for directions. If you rent a car, select one with four-wheel drive to better navigate off-road or through the winter snow. You can rent a car at the Calgary airport or once in Banff. You don't need to apply for an international driving permit to drive in Canada; your U.S. driver's license is valid. Driving in Banff is very similar to driving in the U.S., with one notable exception: speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour. If you're driving in winter, check the Parks Canada website to see the latest road conditions.
"Roam," the town bus system, offers convenient transportation through the streets and to popular attractions, including the hot springs and the gondola. Buses do run sporadically, so check the town's public transit website for schedules and routes. Fares for rides within Banff cost CA$2 (around $1.50) for adults and CA$1 (or about $0.80) for seniors and kids (children younger than 6 ride for free). You can also purchase an unlimited day pass for CA$5 (about $4). Service runs daily from 6:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.