We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (497)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lots of shops”(49 reviews)
“the main street”(64 reviews)
“window shopping”(12 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1200
Ways to Experience Banff Avenue
from US$ 449.00
More Info
from US$ 802.44
More Info
Reviews (1,221)
Filter reviews
974 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslots of shopsthe main streetwindow shoppingcandy shopstourist townt shirtsfew hoursrocky mountainscanadian rockiesnice walkwalk upbow rivertouristsshoppersjewelrycrosswalkcanada
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 974 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything you could possible want from food to clothes to electronics to ice cream & the famous Beaver tails which was yummy

Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here 10 years ago and we were surprised and dismayed to see so many more souvenir shops, all selling much the same type of thing as each other.

Thank Desree465871
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed for 3 nights in Banff recently and could walk the entire strip. Lots of restaurants and shops. Also the local bus can be taken one way for $2 or $1 for seniors. We did take the bus one evening when we went out...More

Thank Marsha E
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a shopping street in a major tourist area so what do you expect. Banff is a pretty town with old style frontier buildings. Pleasant to walk down and look but you won't find anything very desirable to purchase apart from souvenirs and the...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The main street in Banff looks like the main street in Disneyland. Houses which are meant to look like houses in a ski resort somewhere in the Alps, downstairs souvenir shops selling all the silly stuff next to expensive brand shops and upstairs it looks...More

Thank isabella_deruiter
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were struck by the crowds and the expensive tourist shops. There really was nothing authenitc about the town.

Thank lncclc
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent one early September afternoon strolling, window shopping and dining at the famous Banff Avenue. Weather was perfect, which added to our enjoyment. There is an endless stream of visitors doing the same thing like us, so it was good to sit at the...More

Thank csserious
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool area to shop, snack, and explore. Easy to cross streets, and lots of opportunitoes for souvinirs. Pretty views, also, and older, cool looking buildings. Some shops were double-take level expensive. The type of prices where you first laugh and say "I...More

Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure what else you might expect from the main street in a tourist town. It has shops, bars, restaurants, tacky gift shops etc.

Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a city slicker seeing mountains while shopping or eating is indeed a treat. Banff avenue delivers on both. Restaurants and specialty shops line the main drag and side streets with shops that sell ubiquitous bear teeshirts, gourmet popcorn, handmade chocolates, soaps and teas. There...More

Thank Robert R
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 hotels in Banff
Brewster's Mountain Lodge
1,118 reviews
.08 km away
Mount Royal Hotel
75 reviews
.09 km away
Banff Park Lodge Resort and Conference Centre
2,503 reviews
.23 km away
Bow View Lodge
931 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 156 restaurants in Banff
Block Kitchen and Bar
845 reviews
.01 km away
Eddie Burger & Bar
1,161 reviews
.03 km away
1,775 reviews
.03 km away
Beaver Tails
551 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 151 attractions in Banff
Roam Public Transit Service
372 reviews
.12 km away
Canada House Art Gallery
67 reviews
.11 km away
Canadian Mountain Holidays
66 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
12 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Sari C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. We stayed at the Moose Hotel and it was an easy walk to everything.
Karen P
3 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the wind. When we were there, no smoke in Banff, although the mountains were obscured.
25 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Sunny_g1234567890 | Reviewed this property |
Tunnel mountain is not too far from downtown...but not super close either....
Google Translation