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Banff National Park

Banff National Park

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 km (68–112 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 km2 (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise, connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.

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Text Credit: Site description from Wikipedia, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

NEWS FEED
  • A photographer's dream
    guestBook Guestbook/ nachobaby/ Nov 27, 2017

    You can take the most stunning pictures here. Every direction is a new photo with beautiful colors and landscapes. Some of my best photos are here and you do not have to travel far. Everything is within reach

  • Truly Beautiful
    guestBook Guestbook/ mistyatestars/ Nov 10, 2017

    Banff is definitely worth the visit for anybody wondering where to head next! Make sure to check out the Lake Agnes Tea House as well, its worth the hike.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ emily-m/ Nov 6, 2017
  • ALL YEAR ADVENTURE
    guestBook Guestbook/ emily-m/ Nov 6, 2017

    I love to run, hike, bike, downhill/cross country skiing, dining, and so much more in the beautiful outdoors that are in Banff

  • The calmness of nature
    guestBook Guestbook/ PaulinaYus/ Oct 11, 2017

    Even if there are thousands of tourists, the moment you immerse yourself into the nature of Banff- everything becomes so silent. It is a place every Canadian should experience.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ PaulinaYus/ Oct 11, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Gotardo/ Oct 7, 2017
  • Lake Louise
    guestBook Guestbook/ Gotardo/ Oct 7, 2017

    Almost every year my family and I visit the breathtaking views of Banff. The whole atmosphere of the town is like a breath of fresh air. The wildlife and soaring mountains grace the landscape, and not to mention the pristine Lake Louise. The lake is not only a popular attraction, but it serves as a reminder of the beautiful views our vast land of Canada has to offer. Canoeing in the lake was a serene and mesmerizing experience, and during the wintertime it transforms into a frosty wonderland where people can enjoy and skate on the frozen lake.

  • Right in your backyard
    guestBook Guestbook/ anzv/ Oct 6, 2017 Right in your backyard

    You can find a moose right outside your window... your car window to be exact.

    Want to see a moose up close with a good amount of distance between the both of you?
    Take a road trip to Alberta just like what my family and I did. I captured this beautiful picture of the amazing moose and it is not something you see everyday, I may live in Canada but these animals do not roam in the cities, don't be crazy. Canada's animals live in a beautiful environment and I was able to capture a memorable moment!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ jian/ Sep 5, 2017
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Banff National Park

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NEWS FEED
  • A photographer's dream
    guestBook Guestbook/ nachobaby/ Nov 27, 2017

    You can take the most stunning pictures here. Every direction is a new photo with beautiful colors and landscapes. Some of my best photos are here and you do not have to travel far. Everything is within reach

  • Truly Beautiful
    guestBook Guestbook/ mistyatestars/ Nov 10, 2017

    Banff is definitely worth the visit for anybody wondering where to head next! Make sure to check out the Lake Agnes Tea House as well, its worth the hike.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ emily-m/ Nov 6, 2017
  • ALL YEAR ADVENTURE
    guestBook Guestbook/ emily-m/ Nov 6, 2017

    I love to run, hike, bike, downhill/cross country skiing, dining, and so much more in the beautiful outdoors that are in Banff

  • The calmness of nature
    guestBook Guestbook/ PaulinaYus/ Oct 11, 2017

    Even if there are thousands of tourists, the moment you immerse yourself into the nature of Banff- everything becomes so silent. It is a place every Canadian should experience.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ PaulinaYus/ Oct 11, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Gotardo/ Oct 7, 2017
  • Lake Louise
    guestBook Guestbook/ Gotardo/ Oct 7, 2017

    Almost every year my family and I visit the breathtaking views of Banff. The whole atmosphere of the town is like a breath of fresh air. The wildlife and soaring mountains grace the landscape, and not to mention the pristine Lake Louise. The lake is not only a popular attraction, but it serves as a reminder of the beautiful views our vast land of Canada has to offer. Canoeing in the lake was a serene and mesmerizing experience, and during the wintertime it transforms into a frosty wonderland where people can enjoy and skate on the frozen lake.

  • Right in your backyard
    guestBook Guestbook/ anzv/ Oct 6, 2017 Right in your backyard

    You can find a moose right outside your window... your car window to be exact.

    Want to see a moose up close with a good amount of distance between the both of you?
    Take a road trip to Alberta just like what my family and I did. I captured this beautiful picture of the amazing moose and it is not something you see everyday, I may live in Canada but these animals do not roam in the cities, don't be crazy. Canada's animals live in a beautiful environment and I was able to capture a memorable moment!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ jian/ Sep 5, 2017

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 km (68–112 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 km2 (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise, connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.

Photo: Released in Wikimedia Commons under PD by author.