Banff National Park
Banff National Park - a UNESCO Word Heritage Site
In 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway workers stumbled into a steam-filled cave deep in the Rocky Mountains west of Calgary - and unwittingly sparked the creation of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
Banff National Park Quick Facts
• Banff National Park is Canada's first national park and the world’s third National Park.
• Cave hot springs was the birth of tourism in Banff National Park – now known as Cave & Basin
• The first hotel, then Canadian Pacific Banff Springs Hotel was built in 1885
• Today, Banff National Park in Alberta is Canada's largest and oldest conservation wilderness and wildlife park.
• The park encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers.
• Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots and notably is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit your Lake Louise or Banff, Alberta, Canada hotel accommodations for more information or contact www.parkscanada.ca.
Lake Louise, Alberta Canada
Each year millions of visitors come to Banff National Park to marvel at the emerald waters of Lake Louise, walk amongst the flower filled heavens at Sunshine Meadows, and drive beneath the towering peaks that flank the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, Alberta. Snow capped peaks, glistening glaciers and sweeping vistas are just part of allure of the Canadian Rockies.
You will find Lake Louise hotel accommodations, outdoor adventure year round from Banff ski resorts and Lake Louise ski resort to hiking to Lake Agnes tea house. A host of activities and discovery await you in the Rocky Mountains, Banff and Lake Louise.