|Town of Banff|
View of Banff
Location within Banff National Park
|Improvement district||Improvement District No. 9|
|• Town||January 1, 1990|
|Named for||Banff, Aberdeenshire|
|• Mayor||Karen Sorensen|
|• Governing body|
|• Manager||Robert Earl|
|• MP (Banff—Airdrie)||Blake Richards|
|• MLA (Banff-Cochrane)||Cam Westhead|
|• Land||4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,400 m (4,600 ft)|
|• Density||1,646/km2 (4,260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Forward sortation area|
|Area code(s)||+1-403, +1-587|
|Public Transit Service||Roam|
Banff is a town within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located in Alberta's Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 126 km (78 mi) west of Calgary and 58 km (36 mi) east of Lake Louise. At 1,400 to 1,630 m (4,590 to 5,350 ft) above sea level, Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta, after Lake Louise.
Notable people[change | change source]
- Karen Percy, double-bronze medal skier at the 1988 Winter Olympics
- J. Jill Robinson, award-winning author of fiction and creative nonfiction
- Kevin Smyth, former NHL player
- Ryan Smyth, former NHL player
References[change | change source]
- "Location and History Profile: Town of Banff" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 17, 2016. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 25, 2016. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
- "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
- "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Archived (PDF) from the original on October 16, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Banff.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Banff|