Banff Naitional Pairk

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Banff Naitional Pairk
IUCN category II (naitional pairk)
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LocationAlberta
Nearest cityCalgary, Alberta
Coordinates51°30′N 116°00′W / 51.5°N 116.0°W / 51.5; -116.0Coordinates: 51°30′N 116°00′W / 51.5°N 116.0°W / 51.5; -116.0
Aurie6,641 km2 (2,564 sq mi)
Established1885
Veesitors3,927,557 (in 2004/05)
Govrenin bodyI.D Council, Parks Canada
Warld Heritage Steid304
Improvement Destrict No. 9
Improvement destrict
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Coordinates: 51°30′N 116°00′W / 51.5°N 116.0°W / 51.5; -116.0
Kintra Canadae
Province Alberta
RegionAlberta's Rockies
Census diveesionNo. 15
Govrenment
 • Govrenin bodyI.D. 9 Cooncil
 • ChairRick Werner
 • CAOJ. Scott Barten
Area
 • Laund6782.23 km2 (2,618.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total1,175
 • Density0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
 • Dwellins
255
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
WebsiteParks Canada

Banff Naitional Pairk /ˈbæmf/ is Canadae's auldest naitional pairk, established in 1885 in the Rocky Muntains. The pairk, locatit 110–180 km (68–112 mi) wast o Calgary in the province o Alberta, encompasses 6,641 km2 (2,564 sq mi)[3] o muntainous terrain, wi numerous glaciers an ice fields, dense coniferous forest, an alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends frae Lake Louise, connectin tae Jasper Naitional Pairk in the north. Provincial forests an Yoho Naitional Pairk are neighbours tae the wast, while Kootenay Naitional Pairk is locatit tae the sooth an Kananaskis Country tae the sootheast. The main commercial centre o the pairk is the toun o Banff, in the Bow River valley.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 21 Februar 2014. Retrieved 23 Februar 2014.
  2. a b Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Improvement District No. 9 - Community Profile". Retrieved September 16, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  3. "The Mountain Guide - Banff National Park" (PDF). Parks Canada. 2006. Archived (PDF) frae the original on 15 Juin 2006. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2014.