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The Banff National Park Hot Springs

January 25th, 2010

The Banff National Park is located about 100 kms west from Calgary and is Canada's oldest national park. The little town of Banff which gave this area its name is located close to Lake Minnewanka and forms the commercial hub of the national park.

Besides Lake Minnewanka there are Lake Louise, Two Jack Lake, Lower Consolation Lake, Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake and many other lakes surrounding these.

Driving through Banff National Park Driving through Banff..

The Banff National Park is known for its stunning lakes, impressive snowy mountains and beautiful wilfdlife. Driving through this region close to the border between the states of Alberta and British Columbia you will have a good chance of spotting elk and other deer species. The elk is one of the largest deer species and native to this part of North America.

Other larger animals found in the Banff National Park include wolves, lynx, grizzly bears and black bears. We did spot some squirrels, otters and deer but were lucky enough not to encounter any of these hungry predators.

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Travel Tips for Calgary Canada:

Where to stay in Calgary: We stayed at the Lakeview Hotel in Calgary

What to do in Calgary: Bring warm clothing as it tends to get vary cold around Banff

Where to eat in Calgary: In the town of Banff you will find some eateries

Travel Pictures of Calgary, Canada

  • Driving through Banff National Park Driving through Banff National Park
  • On the road in Alberta On the road in Alberta
  • Deer on the side of the road Deer on the side of the road
  • The snowy Rocky Mountains The snowy Rocky Mountains
  • Snow in the trees Snow in the trees
  • The Banff Upper Hot Springs The Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • The Hot Spings of Banff The Hot Spings of Banff
  • Beautiful pine trees Beautiful pine trees
  • Freezing cold in Banff National Park Freezing cold in Banff National Park
  • The lakes of Banff National Park The lakes of Banff National Park
  • On the river beds of Lake Louise On the river beds of Lake Louise
  • Lake Louise in Banff National Park Lake Louise in Banff National Park
  • Lake Louis in Canada Lake Louis in Canada
  • Photos of Lake Louis Photos of Lake Louis
  • Cascade Mountain from Banff Cascade Mountain from Banff
  • The town of Banff in Alberta The town of Banff in Alberta
  • Pictures of Alberta, Canada Pictures of Alberta, Canada
  • Photos of the Rocky Mountains Photos of the Rocky Mountains
  • Pictures of Lake Louise Pictures of Lake Louise
  • A snowed under Lake Louise A snowed under Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountains Banff National Park Rocky Mountains Banff National Park
  • Driving to Lake Louise Driving to Lake Louise

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Traveller

Aleksandar photo
Age: 34-41
Travel type: Family holiday

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The Banff National Park Hot Springs
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
City: Calgary
Period: May '09-Jun '09
Lenght of stay: 21 days
Views: 2418

Travel Review

Liked: The landscape was gorgeous
Disliked: It was a bit too cold to jump in the hot springs
Trip Rating: Good

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