Elk & Avenue

Banff, Alberta

The hotel

Elk + Avenue delivers on contemporary style, without sacrificing the mountain lodge feel those bound for Banff seek. Dressed with Rocky Mountain inspired details, rustic meets high-polish with rough cut timber, cosy seating, and the odd touch of faux fur. Its indulgences aren’t all decorative though, and alongside its downtown location, it gives you complimentary WiFi and parking, and a sauna and hot tub. At the forefront of Banff’s dining scene, Ricky’s All Day Grill is among the most popular in this ski-side town, with its big breakfasts and all-day diner classics drawing in hungry locals and travellers. It takes its après-ski seriously too, with the seasonal drink selections and twilight menu of RG’s Lounge best enjoyed around its toasty fireplace, in front of the plasma TVs, or on the patio watching the world pass by.


  • Bar
  • Ski
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just minutes from the best shopping, dining, nightlife and activities in the heart of Banff. Ideally located close to many hiking and biking trails, stunning lakes, and world-class ski hills and attractions, including the Banff Gondola and Banff Lake Cruise.

Hotel information

162 rooms. All with in-room temperature control, TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, clock radio, coffee maker, mini-fridge, iron and board and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Breakfast option: Available at a supplement.

Standard BB Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Loft Rooms with a large sitting room and upper loft, with 2 queen-size beds and 1 sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ricky's All Day Grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. RG's Lounge, featuring a late night menu, seasonal drink features, and select wine menu. Sauna, whirlpool and steam room. Guest laundry*. Full-size lockers for ski equipment*. Gift shop. Complimentary WiFi access. Complimentary heated underground parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Breakfast is available at a supplement.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Love, love, LOVE the Elk + Avenue 😍

Mar 29, 2020 Quest21570230195 Saskatoon, Canada

Super clean and convenient hotel with a wonderfully chic rustic vibe. Great atmosphere inside and out. Perfect location! Within easy walking distance to everything in town. It doesn’t get much better than the Elk and Avenue.
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Mar 16, 2020 teddybear42593

This is my first time stay in Banff. Thanks to the Elk+Avenue service, without their help, I don't think I'll be able to get the first hand high way information. They are really nice and helpful. Thank you so much!
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Mar 16, 2020 xgu398104 Fulshear, Texas

We loved the location of this hotel. Many shops and attractions were nearby in walking distance. we liked how the bus to sunshine village was right outside the hotel, and that our rented ski supplies went straight to the hotel.
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Mar 15, 2020 rbilli596396 Houston, Texas

Perfect location, close to everywhere you might need to go and wonderful friendly and knowledgeable staff. It was an easy drive to Sunshine Ski Village and walking distance to shops, restaurant and a grocery store.
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Mar 15, 2020 Nancylanca

Its a second time we stayed at the hotel. Room is Clean, comfort & close to Banff Avenue. I would recommend but ask for inner room because our room was beside the street and it was a bit noise in the morning due to the traffic.