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About Banff

Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and the world’s third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests,meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world’s premier destination spots. It is set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and attracts about 4.5 million visitors each year.


  • The Town of Banff sits at an elevation of 1,383 metres (4,537 feet) making it the highest town in Canada
  • The Town of Banff has a population of 8,352
  • The mountains surrounding the townsite include Tunnel Mountain (1,690 m/5,545 ft), Mount Rundle (2,949 m/9,675 ft), Cascade Mountain (2,998 m/9,836 ft), Mount Norquay (2,134 m/7,001 ft), and Sulphur Mountain (2,281 m/7,484 ft)
  • Banff National Park is managed by Parks Canada, a division of the Canadian government’s Department of Canadian Heritage
  • The highest mountain in Banff National Park is Mt. Forbes, which stands at 3,612 metres (11,850 feet)
  • The name “Banff” is derived from Banffshire, Scotland, the birthplace of two of the original directors of the Canadian Pacific Railway

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For further information about Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Canmore and Kananaskis please see the links below:

For further information about Golfing in the Canadian Rocky Mountains please see the links below:

Banff Golf Assocation

Whistler Golf Association

BC Golf Assocation

For further information about hiking in and around the Banff area please see the link below:

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