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4 Reasons to visit Banff National Park

Posted by Jane Carswell on Wed, Aug 04, 2010

Still working on summer vacation plans?  Consider a vacation to Banff National Park this year.  Add to this a heli-hiking trip with CMH Summer Adventures and you've got the perfect outdoor and adventure vacation!

Bow Falls, Banff National ParkHere are my top 4 reasons to visit Banff National Park:

4. Banff National Park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Scenic splendor, illustrations of glacial geological processes and important fossil sites are among the reasons the UN has defined this site.

3. The great shopping.  Many people think of Banff as having many souvenier shops and things of that ilk.  While it's true, we do have our share of them, we also have wonderful art galleries such as Canada House, Wilclock and Sax and great clothing stores like Lulu Lemon and a range of shops that offer unique gifts and items for your home.

2. Fabulous restaurants.  From the 5-star Eden at the Rimrock Resort Hotel to The Bison Restaurant and Lounge and Banff Avenue Brew Pub, Banff also has something for every traveller's tastebuds.

1. One of the Top 10 Outdoor and Adventure Destinations in the world, according to TripAdvisor.  "Banff National Park, one of Canada's largest parks, has something for every adventurer."

What is your number one reason to visit Banff this year?  Share it with others in the comments section below.

To learn more about Banff visit or TripAdvisor.  Alternatively, ask one of CMH's Vacation Planners to assist you in crafting the perfect Canadian Rockies Vacation.

Image: Bow Falls, Banff National Park via Flickr

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