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Banff


Rich in culture, diverse in experience, responsible in action.

Banff National Park, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, attracts roughly 3 million visitors each year. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Town of Banff in the southwestern corner of the park, about 90 minutes west of Calgary via the Trans Canada Highway.

The Hamlet of Lake Louise is 50 minutes further west, also within Banff National Park. 

The town is only four square kilometers, bordered on all sides by wilderness. It's not uncommon to see wildlife, such as deer and elk, in your backyard. 

The town is a service centre for park visitors and offers everything from five-star accommodation to fine dining, lively nightlife to museums and galleries, shopping for essentials and nice-to-haves, plus a long line up of special cultural and sporting events. 

You can download an old document about Banff that I've tidied up and provides some good information on things to see around Banff.

Banff has a web site at http://www.banff.ca/home.htm

Banff & Lake Louise: Summer Guide (2019)
Banff is the iconic alpine town situated in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Banff, and the Banff National Park, attracts over 4 million visitors each year for its picturesque town center, outdoor activities and majestic natural beauty. At an altitude of just over 4500 feet, Banff is the highest town in Canada with easy access to world renowned ski resorts, luxury accommodation, and five-star restaurants.

Pocket Guide to Banff and District
By Canadian National Parks (pdf)


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