Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks - Banff National Park (PDF Chapter)
This is the Banff National Park chapter from Lonely Planet’s Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks guidebook.
As much a piece of Canadian history as a natural wonder, the nation’s oldest national park, is what Canada is all about: a feral, but largely accessible, wilderness that attempts to cater for everyone – and by and large succeeds.
- explore the 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 Assiniboine, Icefields Parkway, Day Hikes, Overnight Hikes, Cycling, Driving, Sights, Tours, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Entertainment, Shopping.
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