The 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2007)
Banff National Park, Canada
Banff has been welcoming
international visitors for more than a century. In 1883, the discovery
of natural hot springs bubbling from the base of Sulphur Mountain
led to the establishment of Canada's first national park.
The United Nations further designated this area a "World Heritage Site"
Banff National Park offers 6,641 square kilometers (2,564 square miles)
of spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountain landscape. For visitors,
bathing in the hot springs is but one of many
activities offered in Canada's foremost National Park. When you visit
the Banff/Lake Louise area, you will see why more than 4.5
million visitors come each year to experience the glory
of the Canadian Rockies. Bring your camera, and enjoy!
How To Get There
What to Do in Banff?
The Banff area is spectacular for hiking in the summer. There are
hundreds of hiking trails, ranging from the beginner
to the extreme (e.g., scrambling, rock-climbing).
Check out any hiking guide book for the Canadian
Rockies. Popular outings include
Bow Falls Trail,
Grassi Lakes Trail,
Tunnel Mountain Lookout,
Sulphur Mountain Gondola,
and a soothing soak in the Upper Hot Springs.
Some of these are within walking distance from the hotel, while
others will need a rental car for the outing.
For more information on recreational activities and
not-to-be-missed opportunities in the Banff and
Lake Louise area, see the
Banff / Lake Louise Tourism Bureau.
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