A variety of novelty stores, souvenir shops, and sporting goods outlets make shopping in Banff a unique experience.
Souvenir Shops and Tourist Stops
The largest souvenir shop in town, A Bit of Banff, sells clothing, jewelry, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and pretty much everything you would expect from a souvenir store. It looks small from the outside but is actually quite large. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try Banff Candy. They sell every type of confection, and ice cream too. A huge plastic cow greets you at the entrance of the store by the same name. Here they sell ice cream, all types of dairy products, and souvenir cows. Banff has a Safeway supermarket that comes in handy to stock up on food for a few days, or just get lunch on the cheap. The Last Temptation Thrift Shop carries musical instruments, vinyl records, quality clothing at thrift store prices, used books, games, costumes, original art work, and pretty much everything you can think of at affordable prices.
Clothing and Sporting Goods
Jacques Cartier Clothier carries a wide variety of quality clothing including Alpaca and Qiviuk sweaters. Qiviuk, also known as Canadian cashmere, is the softest, warmest, and most luxurious natural fiber in the world. The pricey Mountain Magic Sportswear carries a range of products from the everyday lines like Billabong and Roxy to the more expensive Juicy Couture and Adidas Original. For high-quality casual clothing, go to Roots. “Rude Girls Snowboard and Skateboard Shop” sells every type of winter sporting equipment, and a limited amount of clothing.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Banff.