I cant say much for Banff, overcrowed... Some asian guy tried to take my little brothers picture! Shit like that happens EVERY time I go there
Natural beauty aint everything people!
As for towns I do like, Cochrane knocks it out of the park for me. FANTASTIC homemade Ice-cream in Mackays
, great western feel to the buildings, great view of the mountains driving in from the east on Highway 1A, Canadian Pacific runs through the Centre of town (I bet not everyone who lives thinks this is so great), & many other things make it a great place to spend my summer day.