Banff forges ahead but tourism trade can't shake pandemic's grip

Banff forges ahead but tourism trade can’t shake pandemic’s grip

‘Canadians are spending their money a bit but it’s not like the internationals — we need those people, they buy in bulk’

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While the town of Banff prepares to unveil a transformational leap for its downtown, the mountain resort’s tourist lifeblood remains at a low ebb.


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For a second consecutive summer, the dearth of foreign visitors is casting a pall over Banff, even as the town puts the finishing touches on the Bear Street Plaza which has turned one of its busy core arteries into a pedestrian mecca.

After more than a year of construction-related disruptions, the nearly…

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