Banff National Park (Canada) Reviews
Description:Country: Canada / World Region: North America / Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in ... more
Banff National Park (Canada) ... 1885, in the Canadian Rockies. The park is located 120 kilometres (80 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise, connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.
Newest Review: ... as well as a National Park pass and as the day is beautifully sunny, we are off to Banff. Banff is a major centre for tourism in the Canadian Rockies, the main town in the national park which bears its name and probably the most famous locality in the area. But then, all of Canadian Rockies are about tourism. The European settlement of the area started with the railways, and the railways ... more
Customer Banff National Park (Canada) Reviews (4)
by - written on 26/03/11 (Very useful, 30 readings)
Our first glimpse of the Rockies is from a quintessential Albertan vehicle, a large, four wheel drive pick-up truck, looking mostly new but with a long crack in the bottom of the windscreen and a few other chips dotted around it. In the UK, such a windscreen would fail a MOT test of road worthiness, but here everybody - and I mean everybody - drives with one. But I am digressing. The Rockies are staggeringly impressive. A person that has a tendency to overuse hyperbolic descriptions and exalted adjectives (like your reporter) will find themselves regretting earlier exclamations of wonder, because those mountains are really a Something Else: massive, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/01/09, updated on 31/12/09 (Useful, 18 readings)
Banff National Park is easily accessed from Calgary, and we visited in a motorhome as part of a holiday touring the Rockies and British Columbia. The town of Banff is certainly a relatively touristy town, but these things are purely relative, and there is plenty of wilderness all around. Parking for motorhomes in the town itself is a bit tricky but there is ample space on the edge of town, with just a short walk to the friendly and informative tourist information centre, who were happy to give advice about local facilities and sell us some bells to warn the bears that we were around. Banff made a great introduction to the Rockies for us, we ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/09/02, updated on 06/11/04 (Very useful, 614 readings)
I have visited Banff National Park on two occasions in the past few years, and it is a trip I highly recommend. Get yourself a hire car from Edmonton or Calgary and do the trip between Jasper and Banff - it is fantastic. Both parks have plenty to do, and is really an independent traveller's dream. Banff National Park is possibly the more tourist friendly of the two, Banff town actually being quite large compared to Jasper which is fairly compact. In Banff National Park, is the famous Lake Louise with nearly as famous Chateau Hotel (please see my review of that). This is picture postcard perfect, and as such suffers from hoards and hoards of tourists, most of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/03/01, updated on 30/03/01 (Very useful, 205 readings)
Have you ever liked the idea of putting on the sunglasses jumping into the convertible and driving for miles in the hot summer sun surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the World? Yes? then Banff National Park is for you, read on! Banff is usually associated with skiing and winter holidays, people sometimes overlook the fact that Banff also serves as a fantastic summer destination. There is only one way to explore this wonderful part of the world and that is by car (preferably open top). The roads are long straight and quiet so much so that driving actually becomes an enjoyable experience. There are many points of ... Read the complete review
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