Banff Trail is named after the famous mountain town just to the West of the city and is a community that you pass by on your way to get there.
Very close to Downtown, the neighbourhood is also in close proximity to major roads. It is located northeast of the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Crowchild Trail. The town has its own station, the Banff Trail Station of the CTrain.
Among the schools that serve Banff Trail are Branton Bilingual Junior High School and William Aberhart Bilingual Senior High. The University of Calgary is also nearby, actually bordering Banff Trail to the west. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology also borders Banff Trail to the south.