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A guide to Banff accommodation

The Lake Louise Banff region of the Rocky Mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of western Canada's most visited areas. Banff accommodations vary greatly, from budget rooms to luxury suites at the famous Banff Springs Hotel. There are Banff hotel deals available throughout the year. Read this article to learn more about Banff accommodation.

Finding and booking accommodation

A visit to the website BanffLakeLouise.com will bring up not just Banff lodges, hotels in Alberta, and other inns of Banff, but it also offers information on Banff tours, Banff travel and the Canadian Rockies in general. From this site, you can follow the bread crumb links to the hotels they have listed and book your visit directly through them.

Accommodation

Banff National Park receives millions of visitors per year, so there is no shortage of places to stay. There are many types of accommodation to choose from including luxury suites at the famous and historic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel to campgrounds and hostels for the budget minded. If you're camping, Mosquito Creek Campground is a lot nicer than its name, situated at the base of Mount Hector, or Castle Mountain Campground for $21.50 per night from June to September 2011. Campground sites can be reserved through Parks Canada and PCCamping.ca. You could rent rooms in one Banff's back country lodges. This is popular accommodation for skiers. Choose from the luxury of Brewster's Shadow Lake Lodge to the quiet ambiance of Sundance Lodge that skirts the trail along Brewster Creek, a perfect spot for hikers. There are also condos available for short visits as well as mountain chalets like those at Baker's Creek or those or Douglas Fir Resort. There are also many Bed and Breakfast guest houses. These offer visitors a chance to mingle with local residents and learn about the region, where the best trails are for skiing or hiking, where the best eateries are and how to get to specific places. You will likely hear about grizzly bears as well as enjoy some tall tales about the region. All rooms include breakfast.

Banff

Most people come to this region of Canada to visit the Banff ski resorts but they also come for the scenery, to hike in the mountains, to camp, white-water raft, canoe, swim and photograph the area's majestic and rugged vistas. The town of Banff is always vibrant with a lot of eateries and fine boutiques. Banff National Park is the first parks of its kind in Canada and when visiting this country, it's not a place to miss.

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