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Banff | Alberta


A point of interest on the Calgary to Lake Louise Driving Tour available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.

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Audio Excerpt

We’re just a few minutes outside of the beautiful town of Banff.  Next to Lake Louise, Banff has the highest elevation of any town in Alberta and is the first town to be built within a National Park.  Known for its incredible mountainous surroundings and relaxing hot springs, Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations! Banff got it’s name in 1884 by the president of the Canadian Pacific Railway who named it after his birthplace of Banff,


Scotland.   Soon after, a series of impressive hotels were built along the rail line, including the Banff Springs Hotel which quickly gained fame as an international tourist destination. In 1985, the United Nations declared Banff National Park a … a.. Something … . In the words of the Beatles.. ‘How bout a little help, from my friends’...  Is the park,


A - a Unesco World Heritage Site, B - the 9th wonder of the world, or C - a Unesco Wildlife Preserve?


If you answered A, World Heritage Site, thanks for the help friends!  A World Heritage Site recognizes a location as being of international importance deserving of special protection!

Calgary to Lake Louise

Driving Tour

This POI is featured on the Calgary to Lake Louise Audio Driving Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.

Multiple topics like history, geography, animals, popular people & things to do!

Tours can be downloaded on WIFI and don't use any mobile date during tour.

Entertaining & Educational

Knowledgeable tour guides point out interesting things as you drive past.

Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia question that adds to the fun.

Tour experience is the same in either direction.

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