Explore Banff

Whether you are new to town, just visiting, or have been here for a while, our Self-Guided Walking Tour of Banff is sure to delight!

View and/or download the "Self-Guided Walking Tour of Banff" by clicking on the image below or pick up a copy at the Banff Public Library!

In partnership with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff Public Library is pleased to offer complimentary family day passes which admit two adults and two children under the age of 18.

Museum passes are available at the Library's circulation desk and can be borrowed with a valid library membership. 

The Whyte Museum is currently open daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm. For more information about the museum, please visit: https://www.whyte.org/.

The Banff Commonwealth Walkway was created to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and celebrate Canada’s role as a member of the Commonwealth.

Banff’s Commonwealth Walkway features bronze plaques along existing trails and at points of significant local interest. The plaques bear Her Majesty’s personal Royal Cypher and include details about royal connections to the mountain parks and Canada’s Commonwealth history.

Four walks begin at the Commonwealth Walkway Commemorative Plaque, located at the southwest corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street, outside the Banff Park Museum National Heritage Site.

Walking Guides

Walking Through Banff's History is an excellent way to experience the roots of Banff's unique community character.

Try out the interactive Walking Tours. Five tours are available, and they integrate imagery, topographical maps and aerial imagery of our heritage sites. 

The Tours:

  1. Downtown Discovery
  2. Cemetery Circuit
  3. Culture Cruise
  4. Whyte Wander
  5. Further Forays

Many of the buildings on the tours are private residences and may be viewed only from the sidewalk or street.