Banff, nestled in Improvement District No. 9, offers a unique mountain lifestyle with an average commute time of 1.5 hours to Calgary, the nearest major city. The local lifestyle is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, with world-class skiing, hiking, and wildlife viewing right at your doorstep. Residents and visitors alike love the breathtaking natural beauty of Banff, from the stunning turquoise waters of Lake Louise to the awe-inspiring peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The vibrant arts scene, featuring festivals, galleries, and live performances, adds a cultural richness to this picturesque town. However, don't expect the hustle and bustle of a big city; Banff is a small community with a relaxed pace of life, where the focus is on enjoying the great outdoors and the town's natural surroundings.