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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Banff Ave is great. Always great food and lots of shops to buy tourist souvenirs. Always a nice time in the street

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Banff Ave is great. Always great food and lots of shops to buy tourist souvenirs. Always a nice time in the street

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The streets are fairly empty in the winter months, with most of the visitors coming to ski or snowboard. It is a pleasant walk on a sunny winter day

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many shops and restaurants along this quaint street - very touristy, but enough local and Canadian feel to make you want to keep looking in stores. Not super well plowed for those with mobility issues. We saw someone trying to navigate the side walks in a wheel chair and this is was very very difficult as there was a huge... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular street in Banff. A lot of different store and many good place to stop to eat and admire your surrounding. It was a warm day and we did walk pretty much all day until the evening.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No money..no problem ..take a walk up one side down the other and just window shop.. Sit and people watch.. Or treat yourself to a ice cream cone.. Drink.. Snack.. Or full meal..

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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably not as picturesque as usual right now with the hotel under construction but nonetheless the street offers that famous photo with the street aligning directly with that tall, beautiful mountain peak background (which I didn't exactly get because it was too cold to make the effort). On that note, be sure to pack warm if you intend to walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You just can'y go wrong with this street! Surrounded by beauty, amazingness and great shops. You don't need to spend money to enjoy the street

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The town have a very nice variety of food to choose . Nice view to enjoy meals. Its a busy place. Theres a place to rent snow boots and skates if you forgot yours in a very affordable price.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife loves walking Banff Avenue summer or winter and her favorite store is Snowflake......of course it's a clothing store!!! But she loves the jackets, scarves & everything else. It is expensive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very quaint 'village' Main Street but there are approximately 8 tacky, tasteless tourist retailers in a small area all selling exactly the same merchandise! Upon investigation, all owned by same person. Thought shopping would have been more diverse & tasteful. Such a beautiful environment and quaint shop fronts. Suggest an activity instead!

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