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(Almost) Friday Fun Facts-Banff

I’ll admit, Banff entered my travel radar somewhat out of the blue. I forgot what got me on it exactly except a few weeks after it made its first appearance, I am utterly and completely obsessed with wanting to visit. If you know me, this is somewhat ironic since five some years ago you wouldn’t have caught me even contemplating visiting the Canadian Rockies and yet a look at just one picture of their stunning beauty would convince anyone to go. So to kick off the weekend (well, my weekend as I work Sunday to Thursday) here are some fun facts on my newest travel destination flavor of the week.

-Banff is home to Alberta’s southernmost herd of the endangered woodland caribou

-Banff National Park is home to the following seven National Historic sites: Skoki Lodge, Abbot Pass Hut, Howse Pass, Cave and Basin, Banff Park Museum, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, and the Cosmic Ray Station on Sanson Peak

-Banff National Park has in excess of 1,000 glaciers


Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
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    Wanderlust Traveler
    June 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I REALLY want to visit Banff ASAP but for some reason we haven’t made the plans to visit yet. One day! πŸ™‚

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    the red headed traveler
    June 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Well, you’re a lot closer than me although when I’ve researched flights, they’re actually not as bad as I thought they would be coming from the Northeast (just one connection and then the drive from Calgary Airport). Here’s to hoping we both make it there soon!

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