Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks - Banff National Park (PDF Chapter)
This is the Banff National Park chapter from Lonely Planet’s Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks guidebook.
In the hit parade of top sights in Canada, Banff justifiably ranks as many people’s number one. As much a piece of Canadian history as a natural wonder, the nation’s oldest national park is what Canada is all about.
- explore the lakes, waterfalls and ubiquitous rivers of ice in Icefields Parkway
- watch wildlife around the local rivers and lakes of Banff Town
- hike above the treeline in Sunshine Meadows
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Banff Town & Around, Lake Louise & Around, Mt As-siniboine, Icefields Parkway, Day Hikes, Overnight Hikes, Driving, Cycling, Other Activities, Sights, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Entertainment, Shopping.
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