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OGF27
The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 12-15, 2009

About Banff

Banff National Park

From Banff's humble beginnings as a 26 square kilometre hot springs reserve, Banff National Park now consists of 6,641 square kilometres of unparalleled mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Each year, millions of visitors come to Banff to marvel at the emerald waters of Lake Louise, walk amongst the flower-filled heavens at Sunshine Meadows, and drive beneath the towering jagged peaks lining the Icefields Parkway. Snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers and sweeping vistas are just one part of the allure of Banff National Park. For more information on Banff National Park, visit http://www.banfflakelouise.com

Banff Townsite

The Town of Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home year-round to 8,721 people. Each year, Banff National Park hosts nearly four million visitors to its bountiful and beautiful campsites, lakes and mountains. For other Banff facts, visit: http://www.banff.com/facts/index.shtml To view a map of the Town of Banff, visit: http://www.banff.com/map/index.shtml

Getting around Banff

There is public transit available year round in Banff. For bus routes and schedules, please visit: http://www.banff.ca/locals-residents/public-transit-buses/bus-routes-schedules.htm

Things to Do in Banff

Banff National Park is a vast untamed territory that begs to be explored. Wild animals roam the valleys, eagles soar over the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and pure water streams into rivers from 1,000 glaciers. Hundreds of years ago aboriginal natives first discovered its beauty, quickly followed by explorers, map makers, and mountain climbers. Even the odd celebrity or royal type have popped by. For a list of activities to help you plan your mountain adventure, visit: http://www.banfflakelouise.com/experience-the-park

Hear What Others Have to Say

The next time you’re on Facebook, visit the Banff National Park group to keep up to date with the park’s happenings. Join the Banff Facebook Group to learn about upcoming events, watch videos of the area, ask questions or share your thoughts!

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