Watching Sports in Banff

Leave a comment

Banff, Alberta

Canada is a country that loves its sports and Banff is no different. Baseball, hockey and football dominate the screens 24/7 around this town. However many people have asked me if is there any place that caters to the international visitor. Is there a place where people can watch premiership football or a few international rugby matches? Yes! There are a couple of places around town such as St. James Gate that will screen foreign games but for me, easily the best choice is the Pump & Tap English themed bar downstairs in the Sundance Mall.

The Pump and Tap bends over backwards to entertain you.

The Pump and Tap bends over backwards to entertain you.

As a man who has traveled the world asking in many different languages if a certain game will be played in a certain place, I understand the frustration of people who simply want to sit down with a beer and watch their team play. This is why the Pump & Tap is one of Banff’s well hidden gems. It puts up a sign every week about what games will be played at exactly what time and it always follows through with its promises. Now, I want to make sure I am preaching to the right crowd. This place is not particularly clean, well lit or fancy. BUT it does have the cheapest drinks in town, free pool all day and a limitless supply of sport. Come to think of it, I guess I am just preaching to men!

If you are looking for a fancy restaurant or even a nice bar to have a drink in Banff, there is a huge list of choices. However if you fancy drinking a beer without feeling guilty about the prices, having a game of pool and then enjoying a few soccer matches on the big screen, then the Pump and Tap is the place for you. If you need a reason to get away for the afternoon, please feel free to pass on the link to Banff shopping to significant others so everyone can enjoy the afternoon!

0.00 avg. rating (0% score) - 0 votes

Leave a Reply...