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Banff, Canada

Banff National Park

Banff National Park

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, instituted in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometres west of Calgary which is the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense greenary 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. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.

 


Banff Upper Hot Springs

Banff Upper Hot Springs

The Upper Hot Springs are one of nine different naturally occurring famous hot springs in the Banff area. The hot spring water flows naturally starting from the Sulphur Mountain Thrust Fault, with the source area located from higher elevations on either Sulphur Mountain or Mount Rundle. The flow rates fluctuate seasonally with snow melt, with highest flows in the spring and lowest during winter. Since the early 2000s, flow to the Upper Hot Springs has stopped for several months of the winter. During these times, municipal water is substituted for the recreational pools. Water temperature is kept at approximately 38°C (100°F).

 


Bow Falls

Bow Falls

Bow Falls is a major waterfall on the Bow River, Alberta just before the junction of it and the Spray River.The falls are located near the Banff Springs Hotel and golf course on the left-hand side of River Road. The visitors even in larger group enables to look around within walking distance of both Banff and the Banff Springs Hotel. The 1953 Marilyn Monroe film River of No Return featured the falls.

 

 

Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Lakes

The Vermilion Lakes are a series of lakes located immediately west of Banff, Alberta, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The three lakes are formed in the Bow River valley, in the Banff National Park, at the foot of Mount Norquay. They are located between the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A hot spring is found at the third lake.

 

 

Whyte Museum

Whyte Museum

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is located in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The museum features and exhibits for research and education materials related to the cultural heritage of the Rocky Mountains of Canada and other mountains around the world. The museum, which contains an archive and library, was reflection and the inspiration of Banff artists Peter and Catharine Whyte.The Alpine Club of Canada has dedicated the Peter and Catharine Whyte Hut on the Peyto Glacier after the couple.

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