Banff Avenue, Banff

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Alberta Canada
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    Downtown

    by shavy Written Jul 12, 2014

    The town lies in the middle of Banff National Park, in the valley of the Bow River and resembles a small town in the Alps. In the summer time it is mostly visited by hikers, and winter is a place for skiers, the bustling city center is very contradictory with his quiet nature and beauty. Visits Banff certainly do not get bored

    Shopping in Banff is not too bad, you'll find shops around, restaurants to dine- in. Even if you just wandering around and enjoy the view and admired the beautiful buildings and look sometimes behind you where you have the mountain. Banff downtown is easy to navigate is a long straight walk, small and compact no need to drive around. We came with our car, we parked to one of the parking outside the center and we walk around

    Address: City center

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Skiing and Boarding

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    Walk around town

    by cinthya_in_victoria Updated Jan 4, 2008

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    Don't miss the chance to have a walk on its streets. It is a fairy tale town and you get to have great views and chances are you ran into a bear!

    Much of what happens in Banff happens on Banff Avenue, the main street, full of restaurant, shops, the Banff Park Museum, etc.

    Address: Alberta Canada

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    Banff Avenue

    by david1982 Written Oct 26, 2006

    Banff Avenue is littered with various resteraunts and gift shops. One offered ostrich, bison and rattlesnake!

    The Banff museum is worth a visit, especially if you are continuing on through the Rockies, as it will help you identify the myriad of wildlife you will encounter along the way.

    The museum is full of stuffed animals from years ago, some huge ravens were a highlight!

    Address: Alberta Canada

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    Cows Ice Cream in Banff

    by karen75 Updated Jun 24, 2006

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    I love Cows Ice Cream. I came across my first Cows Ice Cream while in Halifax on the waterfront. After that, I made sure to visit Cows when I was in Ottawa on several different occasions (although there isn't one in Ottawa anymore), in Banff, in Vancouver, and in Whistler. They've got great t-shirts and other Cow souvenirs...and the ice cream isn't bad either.

    Address: 134 Banff Avenue

    Phone: (403) 760-3493

    Website: http://www.cows.ca

    Cows in Banff

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    Walk by the river

    by joanj Written Jun 23, 2005

    If you walk down Banff Avenue, towards the Cascade Gardens, you will have to cross this bridge that spans the Bow River.

    Either side of this pretty river are places to sit, admire the view, have a picnic etc.

    You will have a view such as this one of the surrounding mountains, everywhere you look when you are in Banff, are mountain views.

    On one side of the river is a museum, I will put this on another tip.

    Address: Alberta Canada

    Bow River and Bridge and Mount Rundle

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    Banff Avenue

    by Jefie Written Apr 28, 2005

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    Banff Avenue is the main street in Banff. It is a very lively street and you will find plenty of restaurants, pubs and novelty/souvenir boutiques (including my favorite: Banff Fudge Factory!). Walking up and down the street and hopping in and out of the different shops is a lot of fun - but keep in mind that just about everything there is slightly overpriced.

    Address: Banff Avenue

    Directions: Downtown, Banff

    Eating out on Banff Avenue

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    Take the alleyways

    by akasimon Written Apr 21, 2005

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    During summer time when there does not seem to be any room to walk on main street, head to the back alley. That is the highways for the locals duing the summer months and it will take less time to go anywhere.

    Address: Alberta Canada

    Directions: Banff Avenue

    Related to:
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    Strolling the avenue

    by YolandaC Written Apr 17, 2005

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    Strolling Banff avenue is a great way to spend the afternoon. Be warned it can be quite crowded at times, but if you're a people watcher it's great. The avenue is filled with tons of shopping, from mainstream stores to funky little candy stores. Great coffee shops and places to stop for lunch and beverage - a little bit of urban bliss in the mountains.

    Address: Alberta Canada

    City life in the Mountains
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    TAKE A STROLL DOWN BANFF AVENUE

    by LoriPori Updated Nov 2, 2004

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    Hans and I loved to walk down Banff Avenue. Banff Avenue is the main street where you will find unique specialty shops, souvenir shops and restaurants and the views on either side of the avenue were awesome.

    Address: Main Street in Banff

    Banff Avenue

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    EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL BANFF

    by LoriPori Updated Oct 21, 2004

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    There is so much to do and see in Banff. Visit CANADA PLACE Walk through the CASCADE GARDENS with its gazebos,colourful flower beds and cascading waterfalls. Or maybe stop and see the SIKSIKA NATION INTERPRETIVE CENTRE where you can enter a traditional tepee, talk to native interpreters and gain insight into the customs and spiritual beliefs of the Siksika Nation(Blackfoot)

    Address: Banff National Park of Canada

    Phone: 1-403-762-1550

    Website: http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca

    Hans & View of Canada Place

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    A sugar addicts nightmare...

    by cybercutie Written May 12, 2004

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    Nobody in Alberta goes to Banff without planning to buy some fudge and candy from the candy store on Banff Ave. Once you step in, its like being in Charlie and the Chocolate factory, and they have everything from fist sized jawbreakers (many a comrade has lost his teeth on one of these suckers), to giant chocolate covered caramel pecan logs (my friend managed to have hers last the whole weekend...and end up in her hair after a late night out...), to every pez dispenser ever created (I don't even like fudge and I ended up falling hard for an oreo cookie/chocolate medley....some of it is a bit pricey, however if you plan to travel anywhere in Alberta after Banff, be prepared to suffer the wrath of the Albertans if you say you bypassed the sugar rush....

    Address: Alberta Canada

    Directions: Banff Ave, across the street from the Bay

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    A must see and must do activity you cannot miss.

    by Waalewiener Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    This here is a good location to take some nice pictures of Banff Avenue and the enormous '' Cascade '' mountain or even a little back at the bridge .It is just a beautiful view and off course the best with the sun shining.Going a bit backwards on this bridge across the street you will come to ''Cascade Gardens,'' on the grounds of the Banff National Parks Administration Building , more on this can be seen in Tips and travelogues.

    Address: Banff Avenue,

    Lori taking pictures of Cascade mountain
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    Banff 's official Mountie Store.

    by Waalewiener Written Jun 14, 2003

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    The sign on the door says it all ,the Canadian Mounties ,well known all over the world , this store seemed to have a lot of items with mounties on them .
    Very interesting place to visit , I would recommend it . I will put some pictures of several items for sale in this store in my travelogues.

    Address: Banff Avenue. Banff

    Mountie (cardboard) in store.
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    Banff Town Centre.

    by Waalewiener Written Jun 14, 2003

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    This is one of the nicest building in the centre of Banff, there is shopping in the lower part of the building and a restaurant is located in on the second floor, ,a beautiful front with a nice clock , it is definate a special building

    Directions: Banff Avenue

    Banff Town Centre.
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    Banff Avenue

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Banff Avenue is the main street running north-south. Here, you'll see specialty stores & souvenir shops lining the street. An interesting store is the Christmas shop which stocks all things related to Christmas. A very quaint & colorful shop.

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