First days in Banff

Banff is a must in the Rockie Montains, town located in the heart of Banff National Park World Heritage Site and the oldest national park of Canada.
The park is located 120 km west of Calgary, Alberta and covers 6641 kilometers square of mountainous terrain, with many glaciers, coniferous forests and alpine landscapes.
The Boundary Ranch in Kananaskis was a quick rest. I had read that this ranch as well as offering horse riding, offers excellent western bbq as well. Unfortunately it was too early for the barbeque, but you can still make a stop in the tents of the Indians, old carriages and stables.

The beauty of these places is that you can be lucky enough to encounter wild life, such as this beautiful moose that did not seem to be at all bothered by tourists and flash of cameras!

Cave and Basin National historic site is a must-see attraction.
Following a path you discover the first hot springs already used by the Indians. The source is located at the bottom of a ” tunnel ” and you can hear the voices of true pioneers in a audio file as the three workers of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885 that discovered it for the first time.

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