Banff 51.176934,-115.5683895 as such is a town within Banff National Park in Alberta's Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, some 130 km west of Calgary and 60 km east of Lake Louise. At an elevation of 1,400 m to 1,630 m Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise.
The Town of Banff was the first municipality to incorporate within a Canadian national park. Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a destination for many outdoor sports. Sunshine Village (still much higher) , Ski Norquay (quite close to the city) and Lake Louise Mountain Resort (about 60 km westward) are the three nearby ski resorts located within the national park.