Banff National Park, Banff National Park

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  • V for Victory
    V for Victory
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  • Banff National Park
    by sunnywong
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    MORAINE LAKE

    by LoriPori Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    Moraine Lake

    Favorite thing: The Valley of the Ten Peaks surround MORAINE LAKE.The highest peak is Deltaform at 3,424 metres (11,230 feet) and all the peaks---Fay, Little, Bowlen, Perren, Septa, Allen, Tuzo, Neptuak, Deltaform and Wenkchemna---are white-capped with what remains of the Wenkchemna Glacier. Views of these incredible mountains can be seen from the trails around the lake.

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    by Simonneeddy Written Nov 13, 2002

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    Area map

    Favorite thing: Banff National Park

    Banff National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains on the Alberta side of the Continental Divide. It is situated 128 kilometres (80 miles) west of Calgary, 401 kilometres (250 miles) southwest of Edmonton and 850 kilometres (530 miles) east of Vancouver. Commercial airlines service each of these three Canadian cities, and buses to Banff and Lake Louise run year round.

    If you are driving into the park, the Trans-Canada Highway (#1) runs west from Calgary into the park and through Banff and Lake Louise, then continues west towards Vancouver. From the town of Banff, Lake Louise is located 55 kilometres (35 miles) to the west, while the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park is 287 kilometres (180 miles) to the northwest.

    Tour buses operate within the Four Mountain Parks (Banff National Park is bordered by Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper National Parks). There are also several car rental agencies in Banff and Jasper townsites, as well as in the neighbouring cities.

    Map of Banff National Park (74 Kb)

    Distances from the Town of Banff
    Calgary 128 km
    Canmore 26 km
    Edmonton 401 km
    Halifax 5121 km
    Jasper 287 km
    Lake Louise 58 km
    Montreal 3872 km
    New York 4448 km
    Quebec City 4142 km
    Radium 134 km
    San Francisco 2050 km
    Toronto 3563 km
    Vancouver 850 km
    Whitehorse 2514 km

    "All below available on the web site shown above"

    Banff Home Page How to Get There Hours of Operation
    How to Reach Us Visitor Information Picture Gallery
    History Natural Heritage Learning Experiences
    Camping

    Fondest memory: Map how to get there.

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    No shortage of cash machines

    by MissAntarctica2002 Written Feb 18, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Sometimes when going to sites that are a bit remote, like Banff, I wonder whether I will be able to get more cash if I need it. Most places in Canada have at least one ATM, but once in a while a place, especially out in the country, will surprise you.

    Anyway, you needn't worry about this in Banff. There seem to be plenty of opportunities to withdraw more cash if you need it. There are several bank branches in the townsite, and many stores and restaurants have private ABMs as well.

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  • Make the most of your time

    by chrisbanff Written Dec 15, 2008

    Favorite thing: The best thing about Banff is the scenery. I have been all around the Americas and the only thing that comes close is maybe Santa Marta area in Colombia.

    The tip I would like to give skiers is to go between Easter and the end of May. Prices drop, the crowds go away and it snows a lot. For locals, April and May are favourite ski months. www.independentbanff.com is a good place to find current information.

    Fondest memory: One time I was walking at night with some friends near whisky creek and a wolf did a full circle around me and my friends. It wasn't at all aggressive (wolves aren't dangerous like hollywood would have you believe)

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    National Park Entrance Fees & Permits

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003
    Banff National Park Entrance

    Favorite thing: Fees vary from Park to Park - some fees are activity/facility related - visitors planning on travelling throughout several parks in the mountains are advised to purchase the Western Annual Pass - it will make your visit a lot less stressful...

    Fondest memory: Website:
    http://www.canadianrockies.net/bnpfees.html

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    Banff National Park

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Banff National Park is the most famous of the Canadian Rockies' parks, which makes it Canada's leading tourist attraction - so be prepared for the crowds that throng its key centers, Banff and Lake Louise, as well as the best part of its 1500km of trails, most of which suffer a continual pounding during the summer months.

    Fondest memory: Two popular highways offer magnificent vistas - the Bow Valley Parkway from Banff to Lake Louise, and the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper,

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    How to get there

    by sunnywong Written Sep 7, 2002
    Banff Srping Hotel, Alberta

    Favorite thing: Banff National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains on the Alberta side of the Continental Divide. It is situated 128 kilometres (80 miles) west of Calgary, 401 kilometres (250 miles) southwest of Edmonton and 850 kilometres (530 miles) east of Vancouver. Commercial airlines service each of these three Canadian cities, and buses to Banff and Lake Louise run year round.

    If you are driving into the park, the Trans-Canada Highway (#1) runs west from Calgary into the park and through Banff and Lake Louise, then continues west towards Vancouver. From the town of Banff, Lake Louise is located 55 kilometres (35 miles) to the west, while the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park is 287 kilometres (180 miles) to the northwest.

    Fondest memory: Tour buses operate within the Four Mountain Parks (Banff National Park is bordered by Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper National Parks). There are also several car rental agencies in Banff and Jasper townsites, as well as in the neighbouring cities.

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    Great Scenery

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 1, 2005

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    V for Victory

    Favorite thing: Just get out and about & see this world class scenery for yourself - you will be rewarded countless times.

    Fondest memory: Even the trees proclaim Banff's great beauty
    Signalling clearly "V" for victory

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    • Hiking and Walking

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