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  • Banff National Park is six and a half thousand square kilometres

  • of pristine Canadian wilderness.

  • There are snow capped alpine peaks, glacier carved lakes, icefields

  • and snow covered alpine forests.

  • Banff National Park was Canada's first National Park

  • and attracts over 5 million visitors every year.

  • It is the very essence of what people imagine the Canadian Rockies to be.

  • The town of Banff is the major centre in the park,

  • a resort town in the mighty Rocky Mountains.

  • It has a relaxed holiday atmosphere

  • with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars all set among spectacular scenery.

  • This is the base for some of the best winter activities in Canada.

  • Lake Louise is sometimes referred to as the jewel of the Canadian Rockies

  • and is transformed into a wonderland of snow and ice in winter.

  • There are thousands of acres of ski slopes to enjoy

  • as well as snowshoeing, hiking and even sleigh rides

  • and dogsledding around the lake.

  • Besides winter sports,

  • the park has literally dozens of highlights to explore.

  • Take a ride on the Banff Gondola

  • for spectacular views Bow Valley and the Rocky Mountains,

  • relax in natural hot springs while enjoying mountain views,

  • and don't miss the Johnston Canyon Ice Walk -

  • one of the most spectacular treks Canada.

  • After all the fresh mountain air and outdoor activities,

  • enjoy some of Canada's finest mountain accommodation

  • at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel,

  • the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or the gorgeous Baker Creek Chalets.

  • Banff National Park is one of Canada's most exciting and beautiful

  • winter holiday destinations.

Banff National Park is six and a half thousand square kilometres

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