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Banff National Park - Canada's first national park - 1 1/2 hrs drive west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. From Banff's humble beginnings as a 26 square kilometre hot springs reserve, < Banff National Park now consists of 6,641 square kilometres of unparalleled mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies.

Each year, millions of visitors come to Banff to marvel at the emerald waters of Lake Louise, walk amongst the flower-filled heavens at Sunshine Meadows, and drive beneath the towering jagged peaks lining the Icefields Parkway. Snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers and sweeping vistas are just one part of the allure of Banff National Park.

You can enjoy all the comforts of home in the town of Banff and the village of Lake Louise, or step out into the wilderness and the home of some of North America's wildest creatures, including grizzly bears, caribou and wolves. Read more.

You can check out our Live Web Cam feed for Banff, Alberta.

Banff National Park Forum

The Park Ranger

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This Just In...

By John E. Marriott, Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 12:17 pm
Articles, Banff National Park, The Banff - Jasper Photography Blog: Early Spring Photography Hotspots for Banff – Johnson Lake

By John E. Marriott, Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Articles, Banff National Park, The Banff - Jasper Photography Blog: Early Spring Photography Hotspots for Banff – Vermilion Lakes

By aldwin, Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Banff Activities, Banff National Park: Top 5 Best Things to Do in Banff, Alberta With Kids

General Information

About BanffAbout Banff

In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.

What to See in Banff

What to See in BanffWhat to see in the Canadian Rockies

The Rocky Mountains contain some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, including glaciers, ice fields, snow-covered peaks, crystal clear lakes and raging rivers.

Family Travel

Family Travel in the Canadian RockiesFamily Travel in the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are the perfect place to visit for a family vacation.


Banff National Park AccommodationsBanff National Park Accommodations

Many accommodations in this area fill up for the summer holidays at a rapid pace.

Banff Dining Guide

Canadian Rockies Dining Guide, Banff, Jasper, CanmoreCanadian Rockies Dining Guide, Banff, Jasper, Canmore

The Canadian Rockies offers a range of delicious food, served with spectacular views of the surrounding majesty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Banff National Park Blogs

This Just In...

What's New at Forum Forum

The forum is the premier message board for the United States and Canadian Rockies. This board is for travelers and vacationers to post their trip reports, questions and give advice.

Canadian Rockies Blogs

The Banff - Jasper Photography Blog

Banff and Jasper photography tips, locations and stories from professional wildlife and nature photographer John E. Marriott.

The Mountain Man

Read feature articles of his experiences, reviews and exploits in the Canadian Rockies.

Paul Peters

He is a staff writer for the CRN network. He spends his days, when he's not chained to his writing desk, roaming the mountains, looking for great hikes, sights, food, accommodations and the occasional brew.

John Andrew McKiernan

He is an editor of When he's not reading or writing about the Rockies, he tries to spend as much time backpacking, hiking, fishing and snowboarding them as possible.

Alberta Adventure Guide

Alberta Adventure GuideRead feature articles of his experiences, reviews and exploits in the Alberta Adventure Guide.

Photo Gallery

Photography of the Canadian Rockies

Featuring images from Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay and Waterton National Parks in the Canadian Rockies by by professional nature photographer John E. Marriott.

Photographer Listings

Wedding, commercial, stock, wildlife and nature photographers from the Canadian Rockies.

Banff National Park Video Vault

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