Rocky Mountain Living in Banff
In 1883, three railroad workers stumbled upon some hot springs at the base of Sulphur Mountain and the rest is history. In 1885, Banff became Canada’s first national park with the charming town of Banff located in the heart of it. This mountain town of about 8,000 residents is truly world famous and a joy to call home. Residency is limited by Parks Canada “Need to Reside Clause” as one is regulated to either own a business or be working in the National Park. When one is buying a home or any real estate transaction in Banff, be it a townhouse, house, condominium, apartment, or lot in Banff, it is important to understand this clause.
With tourism as the main industry, many people commute between Banff and Canmore daily. Banff is home to the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Fairmont Banff Springs, Parks Canada, and many other hotels and restaurants.
The lifestyle that comes with living in Banff is second to none; skiing, golf, hiking, biking, and fishing all lay at your doorstep. With a nightlife that can consist of casual pints, fine dining, live music, skating on the river, theater, or the arts there is always something happening in town. The world famous Banff Springs Golf Course is right in town and Mount Norquay ski resort is at the end of town. Sunshine Village and Lake Louise ski resorts are a quick drive west of town and offer world class alpine skiing. Banff is like few other places to call home. Want to know more about living in Banff, buying a home or real estate in Banff? Christian, Christopher and Laura look forward to chatting with you, you can contact them here.