Banff National Park

Top choice national park in Banff Town

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Towering like giant castles in the sky, the mountains and valleys of Banff provide endless opportunities for wildlife-watching, hiking, boating, climbing, mountain biking, skiing or simply convening with nature. Lush canyons compete for your attention with lofty fields of alpine wildflowers, while tranquil waterways meander past and dense emerald forests bid you to delve inside. Created in 1885 and ranging over 6641 sq km, Banff is the world's third-oldest national park – and was Canada's first.