Great Canadian Parks / Alberta
Banff National Park
Banff Banff National Park Quiz

A rich history of the park dates back thousands of years before a 26 square kilometre national reserve was created around hot sulphur springs discovered near Banff. Today, the area has grown to 6641 square kilometres known worldwide as Banff National Park. Part of a complex chain of national and provincial parks and wilderness areas which together total 5 million acres set aside for posterity, it is one of the world®s largest protected domains. Vast glaciers rimmed with ice, huge forests, and emerald green lakes exhibit some of the most majestic mountain scenery on earth. Bears, wolves and a host of other magnificent animals and birds extend their range throughout the hinterland. Not surprisingly, about 4 million visitors a year explore these parks.

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