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    Banff National Park Tourist Information
    About 100 miles from Calgary in Alberta, Banff National Park is a Rocky Mountain wilderness wonderland. Its more than 2,500 square miles include mountainous forests, rivers, lakes and plenty of wildlife.

    Fees

    In 2009, the basic one-day admission to Banff National Park was C$9.80. An annual pass to all Canadian national parks was C$67.70.

    Camping

    The park has 13 campgrounds. These include backcountry, both primitive and with facilities, tailgate camping and RV-friendly sites with hook-ups.

    Accommodations

    Outside the park, there are a range of nearby accommodations including backcountry lodges, luxury resorts, bed and breakfasts, motels and hostels.

    Weather

    In January, average lows drop to about 6.5 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. July average highs are around 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Activities

    Summer activities in the park include hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, bird watching and even scuba diving. Winter activities include ice diving, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing.

    Wildlife

    The park is home to an array of wildlife, such as elk, foxes, coyotes, wolves, black and grizzly bears, wolverines, otters, bighorn sheep, moose, porcupines, deer and caribou.

    Article Written By Edwin Thomas

    Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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