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trevorslovechil 06-23-2008 10:59 PM

Finding a place to live in banff canada
I live in banff, have done for a while now.

I know you guys back home don't know much about Banff skiing and riding, because i didn't know jack before coming over here.

There are lots of you guys asking questions about doing a season over here so i though i would let you guys know what i found out.

If you want to ski or ride then your best bet is to work at a ski hill. Yeah you do get paid very little but the work is super easy and if you work at a hill like sunshine village you get a season pass that covers like 15 hills for free!

As for a place to live Banff is really popular and it is hard to find a place if you don't get your timing right. I stumbled on a website that really helped me find the place i'm living in now.

Find seasonal accommodation in banff canada, rooms for rent and employment

hope this helps!

con3593 06-23-2008 11:29 PM

that is friggen awesome

Snowjoe 06-24-2008 02:55 AM

Nice! I've done the last 2 seasons out there an am looking to get out of staff accom this season, this should be helpful. :thumbsup:

con3593 06-24-2008 11:41 AM

whats out there in the way of nightlife?

trevorslovechil 06-24-2008 05:43 PM

Banff Night Life
The night life in banff is pretty good. There are alot of pubs and bars that always have cheap drinks, usually on sunshine villages pay day!!

As for clubs we only have two. Hoodoos and Aurora. They are small but fun for a while. Once the season gets going it's usually bars and house parties!


kyle16 06-30-2008 02:47 AM

I was up there for a week last february and it was a great time. The places that my friend and I frequented was Bruno's and St. James Gate. They had a good crowd, nice a chill. Bruno's was definately the best place to go just to shoot the s*** with locals. There were a couple more right in that area that I do not remember the names of that were also a lot of fun. I would love to live up there for a couple years to just work and board.

PaoloSmythe 02-10-2009 08:37 AM

i'm looking for a week long accommod if anyone might advise..... cheers yo!

Snowstar 02-10-2009 01:22 PM

Canmore is a good option too. It is very close to Banff and Sunshine as well, and is growing quickly. Canmore is right outside the park - like on the park boundary. It is still expensive, but not quite as much as Banff. There are plenty of hotels, motels, timeshares, hostels, etc.
I live in Canmore and it is also full of ski resort staff.
Paolo - it would be easier to point you in the right direction for accomadation in Banff if you were a bit more specific as to what you are looking for... :dunno: how much do you want to spend?
Before I moved to Canmore I always stayed at the Sunshine Inn - now called the Sunshine mountain lodge. It is inexpensive, and it is the only ski out hotel in Banff park. It is right in Sunshine Village, and you get first tracks every morning. If you are into nightlife, its not the place to be. Hotel is accesible only via gondola, which doesn't run at night. Also food at the hotel is crazy expensive, and the rooms dont have fridges.

vans13 06-04-2009 07:27 AM


Originally Posted by trevorslovechil (Post 55561)

link doesnt work? im coming to banff for the 09/10 season. any hints or tips for finding work/accom in roughly late november/early december?

shredder07 07-29-2009 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by vans13 (Post 164001)
link doesnt work? im coming to banff for the 09/10 season. any hints or tips for finding work/accom in roughly late november/early december?

i'm doing the same thing, fortunately, i got an interview for sunshine village, so hopefully that works out. check out these websites for job postings

Job Resource Centre - Job Information - Employment Opportunities and Resources in Canmore and Banff, Alberta Canada
Job Bank - Search
Banff Hostels | Banff Backpacker Hostel > Working Holiday Makers
Careers at The Banff Centre

hopefully these websites help you out.

if anyone has any tips for finding accommodation for 2 i would really appreciate it

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