About Banff National Park

Located in the Rocky Mountains, this scenic wilderness area is Canada's oldest national park established back in 1885. The park founding was sparked two years earlier when two Canadian Pacific Railroad workers came upon hot springs. Banff National Park is on 2,564 acres within the Alberta province and consists of mountains, valleys, forests, glaciers, lakes and rivers. It is one of the most visited parks in the world welcoming approximately four million people annually. Popular attractions are Upper Hot Springs, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Columbia Icefield, Castle Mountain and Valley of the Ten Peaks. Along with four other Canada national parks, it makes up a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site.

Attractions around Banff National Park

Lake Louise

Called the "Jewel of the Rockies," this magnificent lake is encircled by the grandiose Canadian Rocky Mountains and is located in the village having the same name in Banff National Park. Lake Louise was titled after English Princess Louise Caroline Alberta and has a surface area of .31 square miles. The fabulous Fairmont's Chateau Lake Louise is situated along the lake and several ski resorts are located nearby.

  • Lake Louise
  • Bow Falls
  • Peyto Lake
  • Moraine Lake
  • Yoho National Park
  • Emerald Lake
  • Johnston Canyon
  • Upper Spiral Tunnel
  • Valley of the Ten Peaks

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