The lodgings in Banff comprise an eclectic list that includes backcountry lodges without electricity or running water, campgrounds, hostels with shared bathroom facilities, standard roadside motels, quaint B&Bs, supremely luxurious hotels, and historic mountain resorts. Most accommodations do not provide meal plans, but some include breakfast. With just a few exceptions, room rates are
often highest from mid-June to late September and between Christmas and New Year's. In many cases, the best accommodation rates can be found during the months of October to mid-November and May to mid-June when rates can drop by half.
More accommodations and restaurants can be found just outside the national park in Canmore and in Kananaskis Country, a large multiuse provincial recreation area.