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Banff, A Nature Lover’s Paradise

by WCC on November 9, 2012

in North America

Banff is one of those unique destinations that attracts tourists due to its rich natural landscape. Located in Alberta Canada at an elevation of 1, 463 meters, Banff is the country’s second highest national park. It is surrounded by various natural land forms and has a number of hot springs.

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Tourists choose Banff as their holiday destination for a variety of reasons. Most are drawn to this area by the unique and picturesque beauty. Following are some of  Banff’s most awe inspiring areas.

Banff is surrounded by four notable mountains — Cascade Mountain, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Rundle, and Mount Norquay, be prepared to take in all these stunning views once you are there. It is also famous for many ski and outdoor recreational resorts where tourists can participate in outdoor sports such as skiing, hiking, scrambling, and biking. Mount Norquay, Lake Louise Mountain Resort, and Sunshine Village are three ski resorts situated within Banff National Park.

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There are many naturally occurring hot springs found in Banff, the most well-known among them is Banff Upper Hot Springs. Banff Upper Hot Springs have been developed to accommodate tourists that want to take a dip in the hot spring waters. The 38-degree Celsius water will certainly ease the stress and tension brought about by a full days hiking or biking in this beautiful area.

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The Banff National Park serves as the habitat of more than 50 species of animals, including  elk, beaver, mule deer, grizzly bear, coyotes, wolves, moose, and bison. It is also home to more than 250 species of birds and numerous types of fish.

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