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Banff Naitional Pairk

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Banff Naitional Pairk
IUCN category II (naitional pairk)
Map showing the location of Banff Naitional Pairk
Map showing the location of Banff Naitional Pairk
Location o Banff Naitional Pairk
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
Area6,641 km2 (2,564 sq mi)
Veesitors3,927,557 (in 2004/05)
Govrenin bodyI.D Council, Parks Canada
Warld Heritage Steid304
Improvement Destrict No. 9
Improvement destrict
Banff Naitional Pairk is located in Alberta
Banff Naitional Pairk
Location o Improvement Destrict No. 9 in Alberta
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
 • Govrenin bodyI.D. 9 Cooncil
 • ChairRick Werner
 • CAOJ. Scott Barten
 • Laund6782.23 km2 (2,618.63 sq mi)
 • Total1,175
 • Density0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
 • Dwellins
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 (2006). "Improvement District No. 9 - Community Profile". Archived frae the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. "The Mountain Guide - Banff National Park" (PDF). Parks Canada. 2006. Archived (PDF) frae the original on 15 Juin 2006. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2014.