Banff (crs)

 

Banff from Sulfur Mountain
Banff Springs Golf Course
Banff Springs Golf Course
Banff from Mt Norquay
Banff from Mt Norquay
Banff Springs Hotel
Banff Springs Hotel
From Our Hotel
From Our Hotel
Traveling Companions
Traveling Companions
      
From Mt Norquay
From Mt Norquay
Tunnel Mountain Sign
Tunnel Mountain Sign
On the way from Jasper
One of our Hotels on Tunnel Mountain
One of our Hotels
The Color of the Tree
The Color of the Tree
One of Our Hotels
One of Our Hotels
      
For Ski Storage at the Hotel
For Ski Storage
Picnics Welcome
Picnics Welcome
Many Levels of Facilities Available
Facilities Available
The Food is Good
The Food is Good
Gondola Termination
Sulphur Mountain

 

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Banff was first settled in the 1880s.  In 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway workers stumbled upon a series of natural hot springs on the side of Sulphur Mountain.  In 1885, Canada established a federal reserve of 26 km2 (10 sq mi) around the Cave and Basin hot springs, and began promoting the area as an international resort and spa as a way to support the new railway.  In 1887, the reserve area was increased to 673 km2 (260 sq mi) and named "Rocky Mountain Park." This was the beginning of Canada's National Park system.  The area was named Banff in 1884 by George Stephen, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, recalling his birthplace in Banffshire, Scotland, now simply Banff.  The Canadian Pacific built a series of grand hotels along the rail line and advertised the Banff Springs Hotel as an international tourist resort.  The Banff townsite was developed near the railway station as a service centre for tourists visiting the park.  It was administered by the Government of Canada's national parks system until 1990 when the Town of Banff became the only incorporated municipality within a Canadian national park.  Tourist facilities are available year-round.

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