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Banff — The young, jagged, elk- and grizzly-patrolled Alberta Rockies are a wild tangle of glaciers, granite, and evergreen so ravishing that UNESCO accorded them World Heritage Site status. Add champagne powder and challenging slopes and Banff is a skiers' heaven in winter; come summer, adrenaline junkies mountain bike, climb, and hike the same steep inclines.

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The Smart Traveler's Guide to Banff

October 07, 2013 by Jill K. Robinson

The first national park established in Canada (in 1885) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff National Park occupies a sweet spot in the Canadian Rockies and ... Read More »

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Fairmont Banff Springs: A Spa Escape in the Canadian Rockies

July 19, 2011 by Karen Loftus

Set in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fairmont’s Banff Springs Resort and Spa has lured royals and celebs since its opening ... Read More »

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