Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations. A unique showcase for the beauty of the Rocky mountains, Banff is a great place with many different things to do. Banff is located inside of Banff National Park, which gives it certain protection. Banff was first settled in 1880, and was named Banff in 1884. Today, Banff’s population is only about 8000 people, but has many more people during the high tourist season. Banff is famous for the stunning scenery, and outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, canoeing, and any other Canadian outdoor activity.