A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Banff ...
When the people of Banff refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Banffite<1>
From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Banff had a population of 6,700 people.<2>
The town of Banff was founded in 1885.
Banff is 4,590 feet [1,399 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Banff is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Banff lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).
Area codes for Banff: (403) and (587)<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Banff had a population of 6,700 people.
The population of Banff represents 0.2% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 38th most populous community.
With a 2006 count of 6,700 people, the population of Banff decreased 6.1% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 7,135 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Banff.
Communities near Banff ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Banff and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Banff.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Banff:
Websites for Banff ...
Official Website: www.banff.ca/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Banff ...
Looking for more information about Banff? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Banff, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Banff.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Banff: www.banff.ca/
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 22 May 2019