In Banff, you can see the foothills of the Rockies, snow-capped and glistening. As you leave Calgary, you begin to enter Canada's very first National Park. Banff, an all year round resort town, set at the side of the Bow River and surrounded on all sides by the magnificent splendour of the Rocky Mountains. Visit the museums and galleries, Cave and Basin National Historic Site or stroll along Banff Avenue; enjoy the shopping, the restaurants and bars, and in winter, the après ski. Banff is also the perfect base to explore Lake Louise, Lake Moraine and in the winter, you'll find the best value ski accommodation in the Rockies.