A kodiak bear near Fraser River in British Columbia, above; and an elk at the Banff Banff National Park
, Alberta, right
MEMBERS OF STONEY NAKODA have been given lifetime access to Banff National Park
. A ceremony was held at Banff Indian Grounds on Sept.
Matt Lait rides bareback Moraine Lake, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff National Park
Telus Convention Center Dining on Stephen Avenue Cimmaron Gerke has a go
The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is located in Banff National Park
I was ready for rock climbing next morning - with my instructor, a local man named Jason from Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, taking me on a beginners'' course on a section of Rundell Rock, inside the boundary of Banff National Park
It was 1998, and a developer had razed the trees to make way for yet another housing development in the burgeoning town that has more than tripled in size in 20 years, Located at the eastern entrance to Banff National Park
and a 90-minute drive from Calgary, Canmore is a hot commodity for Albertans interested in a mountain getaway.
The package also includes several sightseeing tours in Banff National Park
such as a Glacier Helicopter tour, Summit Helicopter Flightseeing as well as a Columbia Icefield Excursion.
My hotel, the Banff Springs, appeared in miniature at the foot of the mountain, with the town spread out behind it like a toy village, and Banff National Park
stretching away in either direction.
In the forests of Banff National Park
, park wardens are deliberately setting fires called "prescribed burns" in order to prevent larger, hotter, more voracious fires, as well as regenerate the land by setting up optimum conditions for flora and fauna to thrive.
At the heart of skiing in the Rockies is Banff National Park
, a World Heritage Site bristling with rugged alpine beauty and abundant wildlife, although novice skiers in particular will be glad to hear that bears seldom appear during the winter months.
Lying in the midst of Banff National Park
, the city of Banff, Alberta, is one of North America's capitals of spring skiing.
Alberta is a beautiful place to be in the summer and a visit to Banff National Park
is highly recommended.