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 Banff National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Banff National Park is located in the Canadian Rockies, 120-200 km (80-120 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta, and includes the town of Banff, Alberta.
Banff National Park covers 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) and contains over 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) of trails.
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 Banff National Park --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Banff lies along the glacial-green Bow River, near the scenic Lake Louise and the British Columbia border; it is the headquarters of Banff National Park.
The park occupies 507 square miles (1,313 square km) of the western and central slopes of the Rocky Mountains and is adjacent to two other national parks—Banff to the east and Kootenay to the south.
It is adjacent to Yoho and Kootenay national parks and south of Jasper National Park.
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 Banff .com - Banff's Premiere Online Guide to the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park.
Banff was established in 1885 as Canada's first National Park (third in the world) and was the birth of Canada's vast national parks system
Banff National Park is managed by Parks Canada, a division of the federal department of Canadian Heritage
Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a United nations designation which helps protect over 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
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 L.L.Bean: Park Search - Banff National Park
Banff National Park, established in 1885, is home to 2,564 square miles of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers in the spectacular Canadian Rockies.
The resort towns of Banff and Lake Louise are in the national park and provide a variety of services for visitors who explore the region.
Among the biggest mammals in the park are elk, which are a vital part of Banff's ecology.
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 Animals in Banff National Park
The beaver population in the park's Bow Valley near the town of Banff has plummeted in recent years, but it may just be part of a natural cycle.
Park grizzlies are currently part of a comprehensive grizzly bear study in the Central Rockies Ecosystem.
Among the many weasels found in the park is the largest member of the family, the wolverine, which is occasionally seen in the alpine tundra.
www.vec.ca /English/4/rockies_animals.cfm   (1664 words)

  
 Banff National Park
To the north of Banff National Park is Jasper National Park.
In Banff, the CPR goes over Kicking Horse Pass in Banff park, which is 500 meters higher and steeper than the Yellowhead Pass eventually used by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Jasper Park.
Location: Banff National Park is about 100 km west of Calgary.
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 banff national park
Parks Canada Banff National Park is located in the Canadian Rockies west of the City of Calgary, and includes the town of Banff.com is the source for Banff accommodations, tours, activities, shopping, skiing, golf and much more in Banff and around the Banff area.
Banff National Park is located in the Canadian Rockies west of the City of Calgary, and includes the town of...
Parks Canada Banff National Park is located in the Canadian Rockies west of the City of Calgary, and includes the town of Birding information about where to look and what you'll find in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies Banff National Park - Birding.
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 Banff National Park,The Canadian Rockies
Banff is near the park’s southeast gate, 128 km (80 miles) west of Calgary.
This 6,641-square-km (2,564-square-mile) national park encompasses some of the world’s most magnificent scenery.
Deer, moose, elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, black and grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars inhabit the park’s vast wilderness, while the human species is concentrated in the picture-postcard towns of Banff and Lake Louise—two of North America’s most famous resorts.
www.moon.com /planner/canadian_rockies/regions/banffnationalpark.html   (553 words)

  
 BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Present day Banff consists of over 6500 kilometers and is about half the size of Jasper National Park, which lies to the north.
Banff adjoins Yoho and Kootenay Parks at its western boundary.
Canadian Tourism- BANFF NATIONAL PARK - http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/canadian_tourism/36195
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 1001 Banff National Park Alberta Canada Information - proudly presented by Kanada News' Canada Vacation Planner The Online Travel Directory
The Banff National Park is Canada's oldest park and wildlife reserve of its kind and was established in 1885.
Banff is located within the Canadian Rocky Mountains, which extend over 1450 kilometre from the Pacific Ocean to the prairie grassland.
The town of Banff is part of the Banff National Park which is more than 6.600 square kilometre in size and is located just one hour drive west of Calgary.
www.kanada-alberta.de /en/banff   (657 words)

  
 Banff National Park - See Banff Alberta, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Banff National Park is one of four adjoining mountain parks comprising over 20,000 square kilometers of ruggedly beautiful landscape in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
In the beginning, Banff National Park was highly dependent on the railroad.
This carefully preserved wilderness atmosphere is what makes Banff National Park the most famous and memorable park in Canada.
www.vec.ca /English/4/banff-park.cfm   (487 words)

  
 Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Like its sister park to the north (Jasper National Park), Banff National Park is a wildlife refuge, with elk, deer, and bighorn sheep easily visible even from the highway (hint: they are often seen early in the morning or late in the evening).
Established in 1855, Banff national park is Canada's oldest national park.
Banff is set within a valley formed by the junction of several mountains.
www.cuug.ab.ca /VT/banff-town.html   (625 words)

  
 Banff National Park Hotels
Banff National Park has been established in 1885.
The park is situated in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, 111 kilometers east of Calgary and adjacent to Jasper National Park in the north.
In 1895 the Banff Park Museum opened its door and was moved to the present building in 1903.
www.nationalparkhotelguide.com /banff_national_park_hotels.html   (398 words)

  
 Banff National Park
The town of BANFF is the administrative centre of the park.
It is Canada's first national PARK, created in 1885 to keep the hot springs on Sulphur Mountain for public use.
Tourists from around the world are attracted by the park's spectacular scenery: snow-capped mountain peaks, deep valleys, and emerald lakes.
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 Banff Tourism: Discover Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada
- The world famous resort town of Banff is located in the centre of Banff National Park, flanked on all sides by Alberta's Rocky Mountains.
Banff Tourism: Discover Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada
Banff is 144 km (90 mi) from Calgary and just a short trip to the mountain areas of Lake Louise, Kananaskis Country and Canmore.
www.discoverbanff.com   (259 words)

  
 Banff National Park
Attracting over 4.5 million visitors annually, Banff National Park is a nature-lover's paradise.
The park lies in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on the BC/Alberta border.
Lake Louise is one of the park's most popular spots.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/wilderness/parks/banf.htm   (527 words)

  
 Banff National Park - Birding
A Checklist of Birds Found in Banff National Park is available from Park Information and Visitor Centres.
Parking is available at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site and from there several footpaths will take you through the forest to the marsh and marsh boardwalk.
At this summit there is a parking lot on the west side of the highway with a trail that leads 1.5 km.
www.canadianrockies.net /birding.html   (1370 words)

  
 Banff National Park
This National Park is in Alberta and is the oldest and one of the largest in Canada.
Banff has snow covered peaks, a boiling sulpher spring, and many rock formations.
The town is governed by a Federal Park Super- intendent and it also has a locally elected council.
www.k12.nf.ca /lakeacademy/Students/Grade6RM/banfftt.htm   (175 words)

  
 Banff National Park
The Banff National Park grizzly population was recently estimated at between 55-85 bears.
Banff National Park belongs to the Central Rockies Ecosystem.
Canada's first national park is an awe-inspiring wilderness.
www.y2y.net /grizzly/banff_np.asp   (481 words)

  
 Banff National Park
You can plan a visit to all these parks since they are located together, or you may wish to concentrate on the north section of Jasper and Mount Robson or the southern cluster of Banff, Kootenay and Yoho.
As is common in Canadian National Parks, nature and civilization are close at hand but each has its own place.
Banff is one of the few areas where you can photograph wood bison, a larger version of the well known plains bison you find in the States.
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 The Friends of Banff National Park
The Friends of Banff National Park is a non-profit charitable organization, committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of Banff National Park.
To foster public appreciation, understanding and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Banff National Park.
Park Radio 101.1 FM - creates and delivers educational programming reaching more than one million people, including residents and visitors.
www.friendsofbanff.com   (197 words)

  
 Travel for Kids: Banff, Alberta
Start at the Banff Park Museum, oldest natural history museum in Canada (the building itself is a National Historic Site), and its display of local animals.
Banff is one of the world's great ski resorts – but you don't have to like skiing to have a wonderful time here with your kids.
Banff Springs Hotel – Normally, a hotel is not a "must do" but this one is. Built as part of the Canadian Pacific railways spectacular chain of chateau-style grand hotels, kids will love the "medieval" corridors, fairy-tale turrets, tapestries and mysterious chests around every turn.
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/Alberta/banff.htm   (1199 words)

  
 Banff National Park, Canada Destination Guide
Banff is Canada's oldest national park, founded in 1885 as a modest 26 sq.
Banff Park is blessed with a great many outfitters who make it easy to get on a raft, bike, or horse and find a little mountain solitude.
Deep-green Lake Louise, 56km (35 miles) northwest of Banff and surrounded by snowcapped mountains, is one of the most famed beauty spots in a park renowned for its scenery.
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 Banff National Park - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
The Banff Rocky Mountain Resort is nestled at the base of picturesque Rundle and Cascade Mountains in Banff National Park.
Banff National Park, Canada is a 1500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from the Trefl Natura Collection.
Banff National Park: How Nature Carved Its Splendour
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 Banff National Park Tours
In 1885, the birthplace of Canada's national park system was established when Banff became Canada's first (and the world's third) National Park spanning some 2564 square miles.
Each year over 5 million visitors visit Banff making it Canada's most visited national park.
In 1984, Unesco added Banff National Park to its' World Heritage List.
www.caravantours.com /banff-national-park.html   (527 words)

  
 Pictures of Banff NP - North America photos - stock photography and fine art prints
Banff National Park receves millions of visitors from all around the world each year, however it is still relatively to find solitude.
Banff National Park, together with neighbor parks (Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay) form a huge protected area of the Canadian Rockies that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Banff National Park is Canada's first, and most well known National Park.
www.terragalleria.com /north-america/canada/banff   (347 words)

  
 Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Banff National Park is a hiking wonderland, containing over 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) of trails, more than any other mountain park.
Spanning 6,641 square kilometres of mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots.
From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada& first national park and the world's third.
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 Banff National Park
JASPER NATIONAL PARK lies at its northern boundary.
Forests of lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce and alpine fir soften the flanks of the mountains and are home to many large mammals, including moose, elk, BLACK BEAR and the awesome GRIZZLY BEAR - the park's most formidable resident.
Over 4.5 million visitors come to the park each year.
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 Banff National Park - Traveler Reviews - Response - TripAdvisor
Apr 30, 2004: A TripAdvisor Member, Banff, AB The reason that there are no airconditioning in any rooms in any of the hotels in Banff is that it is a National Park and they try to conserve energy and therefore keep our park cleaner and pollute less.
Banff is a great place and hopefully we will be able to go back and stay again at the Banff Springs.
If you ever come to Banff, stay here at the Rimrock which is located halfway up a mountain and therefore offers the best views and not anywhere else.
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 Banff National Park
It is our hope that a new direction has truly been set for Banff National Park and that the pattern of perpetual growth of commercial facilities has been brought to an end.
A critical aspect of the minister's speech was the recognition that the concentration of development in the montane valley bottom near the town of Banff was causing serious problems for the whole park.
This statement made it clear that Copps had not accepted the ecologically simplistic argument made by some that because only a small percentage of the park is developed, Banff could be considered a healthy wilderness area.
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