Banff Naitional Pairk

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Banff Naitional Pairk
IUCN category II (naitional pairk)
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Map showing the location of Banff Naitional Pairk
Map showing the location of Banff Naitional Pairk
Location o Banff Naitional Pairk
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
Banff Naitional Pairk is locatit 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
Govrenment
 • Govrenin bodyI.D. 9 Cooncil
 • ChairRick Werner
 • CAOJ. Scott Barten
Area
 • Land6,782.23 km2 (2,618.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Tot1,175
 • Density0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
 • Dwellins
255
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
WabsteidParks 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. Februar 21, 2014. Retrieved Februar 23, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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 frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 2006-06-15.