"Tourist, tourist everywhere!!!" Banff by spartan

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At 1384 m (4540 ft) above sea level, Banff is "Canada's Highest Town". It's a unique place to visit, let alone live. From a sleepy summer resort town that used to close its doors in the winter months, Banff has now grown to be a year-round attraction.

People from all over the world are drawn to Banff each year, whether it's for the restaurants, shops, museums, cultural activities, or adventures in the wilderness. On Banff's bustling main avenue, virtually every language can be heard, yet only minutes away from all the action, a quiet walk along the banks of the Bow River reminds you that the town is located inside Canada's premier national park and a United Nations World Heritage Site!

Situated in the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, Banff is a picturesque mountain town located 1.5 hours from Calgary and just a short trip from the mountain areas of Lake Louise. I spent about an hour in Banff, but wow are there many things to see...the views are breathtaking!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The townsite is very beautiful
  • Cons:Too many tourist!!!
  • In a nutshell:Go and experience the views
  • Last visit to Banff: Jul 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 21, 2002
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  • annk's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2005 at 8:28 AM

    Hi Barry! Any suggestions for an upcoming trip to the Canadian Rockies?

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 11:52 AM

    I agree Banff is beautiful along with the rest of Canada. Lovely photos. The scenery is breathtaking as we have just found out.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2004 at 11:42 PM

    Beautiful pictures! Nature and too many tourists, maybe good place for VT-meeting (despite it's far).

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2002 at 10:53 AM

    Your pics show how beautiful Banff is, thanks.


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