Shopping in the Alberta Rockies is found in these districts (from North to South):
Jasper: Connought Drive
Connought Drive, across from the train station, is the heart of Jasper’s shopping. The more resident-oriented shops are found on the next street
over on the southern end of Patricia (remember, Patricia is a one-way from south to north).
Banff: Banff Avenue
The main street in Banff, between Wolf Street and Cave Avenue, is the focal point of Banff afternoon and apres-ski shopping. This stretch has many first class and many affordable shops offering clothing, souvenirs, food, and gifts. Parking is limited on the Avenue, but are more plentiful off the side streets, where you’ll also find more stores. On the west end of Banff Avenue is the bridge over the Bow River to the Banff Parks Offices, and on the east it looks toward Cascade Mountain, stunning in mountain and evening light, before Banff Avenue Bends east toward a stretch of Hotels and Motels. Especially check out Wolf, Bear, Buffalo, and Caribou streets.
Canmore: Main Street (8 Street)
Canmore’s Main Street features a host of small shops and boutiques, and form the core of resident-oriented (ie., affordable) shopping in the Bow Valley. The Main Street has many shops and boutiques, and has a great view of Mount Lady Macdonald rising on the east side of the TransCanada
Shopping in the BC Rockies is found in these districts (from North to South):
Revelstoke: south of Victoria Road
This town has a small population, and much of its shopping traffic is from visitors to the area. The town has been renovated back to its turn-of-the-century look, from the early railroad days. Victoria Road runs adjacent ot the railway line, and you can park on the streets (there’s a lot off Mackenzie). Explore the dozen blocks of downtown to the southwest with shops, hotels, restaurant all with views of the surrounding (but not too near) mountains that beckon in all seasons.
Golden: 9 Avenue North
The main street in Golden is between of the Kicking Horse River and the Trans-Canada Highway. it has 2 blocks of shops, restaurants and boutiques, all dressed in mountain rustic timbers. There is more shopping south of the Kicking Horse River (and a very nice restaurant on the bridge over it), including a liquor store and the town’s movie theatre.
Capitalizing on Kimberley’s Bavarian design them, the Platzl is a 6 block pedestrian zone (just north of the “L” bend in Highway 95A, and about 1 kilometre east of the Kimberley Resort) has everything for clothing boutiques, and restaurants to cafes and German bakeries.
Cranbrook: Baker Street
Take the King Street exit off Highway 95 and a block south is Baker Street, Cranbrooks’ commercial centre. There are three square blocks with lots of restaurants, shops and the Peak Brewing Company.
Fernie: 2nd Avenue
This street between the Crowsnest Highway #3 and the Railway tracks is 4 blocks of shops, restaurants, a museum, and a movie theatre. In the summer it attracts the area’s mountain bikers, in the winter it is the social center for downhill and cross country skiers.