Banff National Park Alberta, CanadaExtraordinary Adventures! <br />by Allyson Lomberk<br />
2/21/2011<br />BANFF NATIONAL PARK<br />PRESENTATION BY ALLYSON LOMBERK<br />CANADA’S FIRST NATIONAL PARK<br />HISTORY OF BANFF NATIONAL PARK<br />PARK FOUNDING<br />WHERE IS BANFF NATIONAL PARK?<br />MAP OF ALBERTA AND BANFF<br />VACATION FOR ANY SEASON<br />WEATHER CONDITONS/GRAPHS<br />THE TOWN OF BANFF<br />MORE ON BANFF<br />RECREATION<br />SUMMER AND WINTER ACTIVITES<br />BANFF’S REGIONS FOR SKIING<br />LAKE LOUISE<br />ACCOMODATIONS<br />FAMOUS BANFF’S SPRINGS HOTEL<br />BANFF’S REGIONS FOR SKIING<br />BANFF HOT SPRINGS<br />LET’S NOT FORGET THE WILDLIFE<br />BEAUTIFUL<br />GET READY TO VIEW: VIDEO OF BANFF<br />THE END<br />
2/21/2011<br />CANADA’S FIRST NATIONAL PARK<br /><ul><li>Canada is a land of wide open spaces with much to see and explore. The incredible diversity of the Canadian landscape allows for every type of outdoor recreation and adventure.
When you visit Canada you can enjoy hiking, canoeing, rafting and cycling in the summer, skiing, snowshoeing and other winter sports when the snow blankets the mountains - there's always a great reason to get outside and experience nature.
If you'd like to go hiking in the Canadian Rockies or canoe while surrounded by mountain peaks, Fresh Tracks can provide you with an unforgettable vacation in Banff, Alberta. If you'd prefer other activities, there's many more to choose from at Banff National Park, Alberta.</li></li></ul><li>History of Banff National Park<br /><ul><li>Banff National Park is Canada'sfirst and possibly its best-known national park.
It includes the Town of Banff, which was established in 1883, and the Village of Lake Louise.
It has many lakes, retreating glaciers and ice fields and offers practically face-to-face meetings with moose and other wildlife.
The park is located in the Rocky Mountains, west of Calgary in the Province of Alberta. </li></ul>2/21/2011<br />
2/21/2011<br />Park Founding<br /><ul><li>The Royal Geographical Society sent the Palliser Expedition west during 1857 to look for a possible railroad route. Several other significant explorations occurred within the area during this same time.
Accessibility to the Canadian Rockies improved when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was completed in 1885. The park was founded that same year, when the railway linked the most western province of British Columbia to eastern Canada.</li></li></ul><li>2/21/2011<br />Where is Banff National Park??<br /><ul><li>Banff National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains on the Alberta side of the Continental Divide.
It is situated 80 miles west of Calgary, 250 miles southwest of Edmonton and 530 miles east of Vancouver. Commercial airlines service each of these three Canadian cities, and buses to Banff and Lake Louise run year round.
If you are driving into the park, the Trans-Canada Highway (#1) runs west from Calgary into the park and through Banff and Lake Louise, then continues west towards Vancouver. From the town of Banff, Lake Louise is located 35 miles to the west, while the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park is 180 miles to the northwest.
Tour buses operate within the Four Mountain Parks (Banff National Park is bordered by Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper National Parks). There are also several car rental agencies in Banff and Jasper town sites, as well as in the neighboring cities. </li></li></ul><li>2/21/2011<br />ALBERTA<br />BANFF NATIONAL PARK<br />JASPER NATIONAL PARK<br />
2/21/2011<br />Banff National Park in Alberta Canada has a vacation for any season. Weather may change, but activities amongst the beauty of the Canadian Rockies are plentiful!<br />
2/21/2011<br /><ul><li>Banff National Park offers year round outdoor activities ranging from skiing fresh powder slopes in the winter, to whitewater rafting on a hot summer day and everything in between.
Surrounding towns including Banff and Lake Louise are great starting points for some of the best outdoor activities in Canada.
Enjoy renowned golf courses, zip up mountains by tram or gondola, hike the towering peaks and see wildlife in their natural habitat.
The Canadian Rockies offers something for everyone, while experiencing some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.</li></li></ul><li>Summer & Winter: FUN ALL YEAR<br />SUMMER<br />ATV Tours<br />Backpacking<br />Banff Upper Hotsprings<br />Banff Gondola<br />Bike Rentals<br />Boat Cruises<br />Cave Tours<br />Fly-Fishing Tours<br />Golf<br />Helicopter Tours<br />Heli-Hiking<br />Hiking Tours<br />Horseback Riding<br />Kayaking Tours<br />Mountaineering<br />Rock Climbing<br />Sightseeing Tours<br />Skydiving<br />Zip Line Tour<br />Whitewater Rafting<br />Wilderness First Aid<br />Wildlife Tours<br />WINTER<br />Avalanche Training<br />Banff Upper Hotsprings<br />Banff Gondola<br />Canyon Ice Walks<br />Cave Tours<br />Dogsled Tours<br />Heli-skiing<br />Helicopter Tours<br />Heli-Ski/Heli-Board Tours<br />Johnston Canyon Icewalk<br />Ice Climbing Tour<br />Ice Fishing Tour<br />Ice Walks<br />NHL Ice Hockey<br />Sightseeing Tours<br />Ski Away Day<br />Ski Mountaineering<br />Ski Vacations<br />Sleigh Rides<br />Snowmobile Tours<br />Snowshoe Tours<br />2/21/2011<br />
<ul><li>There are three resorts to choose from in Alberta's Banff region, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Mount Norquay.
Famous for its Champagne Powder snow, Sunshine Village encompasses three mountains and is about 15 minutes’ drive from Banff town. A little further - about an hour - is Lake Louise, a more quiet and romantic setting and suitable for all levels of riders.
Mount Norquay is considered more challenging and has been skied upon since 1926.</li></ul>2/21/2011<br />BANFF’S REGIONS FOR SKIING!<br />
2/21/2011<br />Lake Louise<br /><ul><li>Louise, Lake, glacial lake in southwestern Alberta, Canada. Lake Louise is located at an elevation of 1,730 m (5,680 ft.) in Banff National Park, near the town of Lake Louise. </li></ul> <br /><ul><li>The lake is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) long and 1.2 km (0.75 mi) wide. Sheltered by the Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise is known for the tranquil beauty of its turquoise-blue surface, which mirrors nearby scenic forests and snowcapped peaks.</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>The lake is fed from the north by the spectacular Victoria Glacier and is drained by the Bow River in the southeast. </li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Lake Louise was named in 1884 for the Canadian governor-general's wife, who was also the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria.</li></ul> <br />
2/21/2011<br />ACCOMODATIONS IN BANFF AND LAKE LOUISE<br />WORLD FAMOUS FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE<br />THE LEGENDARY FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL<br />
2/21/2011<br />THE FAMOUS BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL<br />The Banff Springs Hotel is one of the premier resort hotels of the WORLD<br />
2/21/2011<br />CAN’T FORGET TO MENTION BANFF HOT SPRINGS!<br />The temperature at the source of the spring reaches 47.3° C (117.1° F) in the winter and is cooled to make it comfortable for bathers. The water is slightly cooler in the spring due to increased ground water from snow melt.<br />All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid, historic spa and bath house - against a backdrop of Banff's spectacular alpine scenery. You will luxuriate in the comfort of soothing hot springs where travelers have come to "take the waters" for more than a century<br />