Beaver Banff

433 Banff Avenue Banff, Alberta Canada T1L 1B4


Banff, cheap drinks, backpacker bar, hosteling Canada

Making new friends at Banff’s best backpacker bar – The Beaver!

The Beaver Bar in Banff, Alberta is a funky little backpacker hangout and a great place to exercise your liver.

You’ll find Banff’s best backpacker bar tucked inside the Samesun Banff hostel lobby, so guests don’t have to brave the Canadian Rocky Mountain chills to enjoy cheap drinks and affordable food specials. Locals and travelers alike meet in this cozy watering hole every night of the week.

A little smaller than the Samesun Vancouver’s hostel bar, also called “The Beaver”, but its cheery atmosphere has satisfied many a backpacker and its intimacy has made it a top venue choice for indie bands from across Canada.




Karaoke group Banff

Enthusiastic backpackers enjoying karaoke night

It’s a great place to chill over a few affordable beers, start out your night on the town, or meet other backpackers. We host a theme party once a month and put on quite a show for all our international traveling community & their holidays: Australia Day, Canada Day, New Years & St Paddy’s and our local favorite, Halloween! If you’re in Banff for any of these nights – get involved, they’re epic!

The Beaver Banff also hosts live music ranging from acoustic to rock, hip-hop to reggae which gives the hostel a groovy heartbeat and a fun place to dance. Thursday’s Open Mic night and Saturday’s Karaoke sessions are known around town as a lively option if you’re keen for some fun on the mic. We have loads of nightly events which fill the room with laughter and a great way to make friends. Don’t miss our most popular Trivia Night’s every Wednesday!

Check out our full list of Banff activities.



burger, Banff, bars, Rocky Mountains

Taste Banff’s best burger at The Beaver


Whether you are rolling down the stairs from your hostel bed or driving in through the Rocky Mountains to come in for a cold one, you know you are getting the most economical food & beverage in town. We keep the prices affordable, so you can enjoy yourself on a backpacker budget & still enjoy your Canadian travels. Want proof?

How’s $4 pints, $3 highballs and a $3.50 nightly cocktail? Not cheap enough? Come in for happy hour when our house lager drops to $3.50 a pint and $11.25 a pitcher. We’ve got hot, delicious food to fill your belly too, a full menu including homemade pizzas and a $6 backpacker dinner special every night. We even do chicken parmas!







You’ll see AGWA Bombs lined up along the bar every night of the week!


We are also the home of the infamous Agwa Bomb!


If you don’t know what that is, come and ask, we’re the only bar in town (if not the whole of Canada) that can hook you up!


Agwa is a Coca leaf liqueur from Bolivia with a slogan

“Melts in your mouth, not in your nose”

Want to try it?

See you in The Beaver and you’ll soon taste what all the hype is about!