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This is a preview of the full content of our Banff & Canada’s Rockies app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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Banff Springs Hotel

The Canadian Rockies have a great range of accommodation, with the market split three ways:

Budget offerings include hostels in key towns and at more remote locations as well as homestays (Airbnb and the like) and campgrounds. The latter range between giant holiday-park style places in and outside parks through smaller roadside options to tiny backcountry places.

Mid-range options are dominated by bed and breakfasts and modern chain hotels.

Top-end choices generally divide between vast noble offerings like Banff Springs Hotel; quasi-rustic equivalents like Baker Creek Chalets; and a clutch of small high-end boutique options.


Wherever you choose, booking well in advance will be key to getting exactly what you want at peak times: reservations six months in advance are not uncommon for July and August.


Keeping accommodation prices accurate and up-to-date is notoriously hard, but we provide a ballpark figure in the form of the cheapest room for two people in high-season in the info sections of each relevant entry. Rates don't include sales tax which will typically add another 10–15%.

Sleep Banff

Sleep Fernie

Sleep Golden

Sleep Jasper

Sleep Kootenay Valley

Sleep Lake Louise

Sleep Waterton

Text © Christian Williams

Image by ToddBF