When incorporated in 1990, the Town of Banff was the only municipality within a Canadian National Park. Surrounded by the Rockies and hot springs of the Banff National Park, this resort town began as a service station for visitors to the park with very little identity of its own. Today, Banff boasts all the trimmings of a resort, with a main street that's packed with fabulous restaurants, nightlife and boutiques, its spectacular surrounds a hotbed for outdoor activities. While the park itself is its main attraction, Banff harbors a vibrant arts and cultural scene that is all its own. From the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the Banff Park Museum to the Canada House Art Gallery and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, the city celebrates its unique heritage with fervor. Yet, wander too far and you'll be in the midst of wilderness once more.