DO I NEED CANADIAN FUNDS
As Banff is a Canadian city, the currency used is Canadian dollars. A few stores and hotels may accept US dollars but it is safest to carry some Canadian funds and a credit card or traveler’s checks.
A 5% Goods and Service Tax (GST) applies to all purchases (including food). Please make sure that you account for the tax when paying.
DO I NEED TO TIP
Tipping is customary in Canada, especially for restaurant servers, drivers and guides.
10-20% of the price is an acceptable amount to tip, depending on the service provided.
WILL I SEE WILDLIFE
As Banff is located in a National Park wildlife sitings are common. Please respect the wildlife and the environment by keeping your distance. Parks Canada’s role is to protect and preserve the park wildlife.
WHERE CAN I EAT
Banff is a great place to eat. With over 22 restaurants, from fine dining to pub fare, Banff has something for everyone.
Banff Dining Guide