Located within the province of Alberta, the Banff National Park isn’t solely Canada’s first national park, however additionally one among the nation’s largest and most visited national parks. Covering miles of forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, glaciers and many little cities, Banff parkland remains quite 93 percent untouched. The park’s exciting scenery and life draw several tourists each year on the Trans-Canada Highway, that passes through the park.
Banff National Parks massive concentration of wildlife includes mammals like black bears, grizzly bears, bison, moose, mountain sheep, wolves and cougars additionally to 280 species of birds like bald eagles, Canada geese, red-tail hawks and osprey.
The city of Banff is that the park’s primary settlement, giving the foremost form of lodging, shopping and dining. There are variety of pubs and restaurants here specializing in native game and turn out. Accessed by the Icefields route, Lake Louise offers luxurious accommodation in a very beautiful setting of turquoise lakes and majestic mountains. Lake Minnewanka and Sunshine Meadows are different smaller villages.
Other attractions include historic sites, museums, waterfalls, hot springs and the three alpine skiing mountains of Lake Louise, Sunshine and Mount Norquay.
Summer activities include golf, hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, ATV adventures and horse riding while winter fun involves ice fishing, ice skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Visitors can get around Banff National Park by driving or a year-round bus service that connects Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise.