Banff National Park History


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Ten thousand years ago, natives camped on the shores of the Vermilion Lakes beneath the windswept peak of Mount Rundle. They were the only people here to enjoy the mountain landscape, the beautiful sunrises and the hot springs.

Nearly ten millennia later, a struggling nation forged a crazy dream of connecting itself from sea to sea with steel ties, and from this railway venture was born Canada’s most famous park, Banff National Park.

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