Located in Banff National Park, the Town of Banff is well known for the magnificent beauty found in the surrounding mountain vistas, the opportunity for outdoor adventure through skiing, rock climbing, and cycling, world-class accommodations and restaurants, and limitless shopping opportunities. Banff's history dates back to the late 1800's when the Transcontinental railroad was cut through the Rocky Mountains, when the town began as a service centre for tourists visiting the National Park. Famous attractions include the historic Banff Springs Hotel, the healing waters of the Upper Hot Springs, and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
In order to limit population growth in Banff National Park, the federal government has placed some restrictions on residential and commercial development in all communities within any National Park, including both Banff and Lake Louise as defined by the "need to reside" guidelines. Home ownership in Banff is limited to those who either own businesses or are employed within Banff National Park. There are currently 9,386 residents (2014 Census) in Banff.
If you would like to live in Banff there are some strict government regulations that you have to meet.
Please read the Need to Reside information, and see below for some municipal information on the Town of Banff
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