Banff, Alberta

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National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff (Banff, Alberta), in the Bow River valley. During the 1980s, Parks Canada moved to privatize many park services such as golf courses, and added user fees for use of other facilities and services to help deal with budget cuts. In 1990, the Town of Banff (Banff, Alberta) was incorporated (Municipal corporation), giving local residents more say regarding any proposed developments. in the past 125 years and lost over half of its volume. The glacier moves down from the icefield at a rate of several centimetres per day. Due to its close proximity to the Icefields Parkway, between the Alberta towns of Banff (Banff, Alberta) and Jasper (Jasper, Alberta), and rather easy accessibility, it is the most visited glacier in North America. The leading edge of the glacier is within easy walking distance; however, travel onto the glacier is not recommended unless properly equipped. Hidden crevasses have led to the deaths of unprepared tourists.


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, CHFM (CHFM-FM), CJAQ (CJAQ-FM) At least near Banff, Alberta, the calypso orchid is pollinated (pollination) by queen bumblebees (''Bombus (Pyrobombus)'' and ''Psithyrus''). It relies on "pollination by deception", as it attracts insects to anther-like yellow hairs at the entrance to the pouch and forked nectary-like structures at the end of the pouch but produces no nectar that would nourish them. Insects quickly learn not to revisit it. Avoiding

such recognition may account for some of the small variation in the flower's appearance. west of Edmonton (Edmonton, Alberta). Jasper is


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, Alberta after his birthplace; Banff National Park and Banff Springs Hotel are linked to Stephen back to Banffshire Self-contained resorts thumb left Banff Springs Hotel (Image:Banff Springs Hotel1.jpg), Banff (Banff, Alberta), Alberta, Canada Following her retirement from competitive racing in 1959, Wheeler, along with Réal Charette, was a ski instructor in a film made at the Banff (Banff, Alberta) ski resort that won the American Library Association's award as the best educational sports film of 1960. A few years later, she married CFL (Canadian Football League) Hall of Fame player Kaye Vaughan. For a time the couple lived in Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario), but in 1967 they moved to the village of Knowlton, Quebec, in the heart of a ski area known as the Eastern Townships. The mother of two children, at the high school in the nearby town of Cowansville (Cowansville, Quebec) Lucile Wheeler-Vaughan organized a ski program, introducing 14-and-under children to the sport. 220px left thumb The Saskatchewan River drainage basin showing the Bow River (Image:Saskatchewanrivermap.png) The river's source is from the Bow Glacier, which is part of the Wapta Icefield. The outflow from this source flows into Bow Lake (Bow Lake (Alberta)) in the Canadian Rockies. It flows south to the village of Lake Louise (Lake Louise, Alberta) then turns east and flows through the town of Banff (Banff, Alberta) then through Canmore (Canmore, Alberta). The Ghost Lake (Ghost Lake (Alberta)) reservoir is formed upstream from the town of Cochrane (Cochrane, Alberta). The Bow then flows eastward to the city of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta); it continues on to form the South Saskatchewan River when the Bow joins with the Oldman River near Grassy Lake (Grassy Lake, Alberta) in southern Alberta. Its waters are further shed in the Hudson Bay through the Saskatchewan River, Lake Winnipeg and Nelson River. Communities located on the Bow include Lake Louise (Lake Louise, Alberta), Banff (Banff, Alberta), Canmore (Canmore, Alberta), Cochrane (Cochrane, Alberta), Calgary (Calgary, Alberta), and Arrowwood (Arrowwood, Alberta). Conservation and development This river is an important source of drinking water, water for irrigation and hydroelectric power. It also provides habitat for wildlife and opportunities for recreation such as fishing and boating. The Bow Falls are located on the river course, near Banff (Banff, Alberta). The Bow Valley Provincial Park was established in the Bow Valley and is a part of the Kananaskis Country park system. The river is on the right of the 8th to 14th holes of the Banff Springs Hotel golf course. Creation and development On July 20, 1871, the Crown Colony of British Columbia committed to Confederation with Canada. Under the union’s terms, Canada was to begin construction of a transcontinental railway to connect the Pacific Coast to the eastern provinces. Lothian, W.F. "A Brief History of Canada's National Parks." (Ottawa, Ontario: Environment Canada, 1987), p.13 As the Canadian Pacific Railway went underway in 1875 and surveyors began to study the land, location of the country’s natural resources sprouted further interest. Evidence of minerals quickly introduced the construction of mines and resource exploitation in Canada’s previously untouched wilderness. Exploration led to the discovery of hot springs near Banff, Alberta and in November 1885, the Canadian Government made the springs public property, removing them from the possibility of private ownership and exploitation. Lothian, p.17 This event brought about the beginning of Canada's movement towards preserving land and setting it aside for public usage as national parks. By the late 1880s, Thomas White, Canada’s Minister of the Interior, responsible for federal land management, Indian affairs, and natural resources extraction, began establishing a legislative motion towards establishing Canada’s first National Park in Banff. Lothian, p.22 right thumb The hotel from the opposite shore of the lake. (Image:Lake Louise 17092005.jpg) '''The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise''' is a Fairmont Hotel (Fairmont Hotels and Resorts) on the eastern shore of Lake Louise (Lake Louise (Alberta)), near Banff, Alberta. The original Chateau was gradually built up at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century by the Canadian Pacific Railway and was thus "kin" to its predecessors, the Banff Springs Hotel, and the Château Frontenac. The hotel's wooden Rattenbury Wing burned down on 3 July 1924, and was replaced by the current Barrot Wing one year later. The Painter Wing, built in 1913, is the oldest portion of the hotel still standing. The Mount Temple Wing, opened in 2004, is the newest wing of the hotel and features modern meeting facilities, including the Mount Temple Ballroom. On July 20, 2002, Belak married Jennifer Jordan Russell in Banff, Alberta. The couple had two daughters, one born in 2004 and one in 2006, both born in Toronto. in the past 125 years and lost over half of its volume. The glacier moves down from the icefield at a rate of several centimetres per day. Due to its close proximity to the Icefields Parkway, between the Alberta towns of Banff (Banff, Alberta) and Jasper (Jasper, Alberta), and rather easy accessibility, it is the most visited glacier in North America. The leading edge of the glacier is within easy walking distance; however, travel onto the glacier is not recommended unless properly equipped. Hidden crevasses have led to the deaths of unprepared tourists.


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of Banff, Alberta. No roads access the park. Backcountry hiking trails are the only access to the park, the quickest route being via Sunshine Village ski area in Banff National Park. '''Walter Phillips Gallery''' (WPG) was established in 1976 in Banff, Alberta, as a part of The Banff Centre in Banff National Park. Walter J. Phillips was a printmaker and painter, from the 1930s to the 1950s, who played a seminal role in the development of the visual arts program in The Banff School of Fine Arts. After its conception, it quickly evolved into a small but dynamic gallery and became known for a contemporary art program that championed curatorial innovation with a commitment to emerging forms of art including video and performance. In 1883 he moved to Banff (Banff, Alberta), District of Alberta. He worked as a physician at the Banff Sanitarium, which he founded. '''Banff National Park''' is Canada's first national park (Canadian National Parks), established in 1885, in the Canadian Rockies. The park, located 120 kilometres west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and icefields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise (Lake Louise, Alberta), connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south, and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff (Banff, Alberta), in the Bow River valley. Millions more pass through the park on the Trans-Canada Highway. As one of the world's most visited national parks, the health of Banff's ecosystem has been threatened. In the mid-1990s, Parks Canada responded by initiating a two-year study, which resulted in management recommendations, and new policies that aim to preserve ecological integrity. ('''more... (Banff National Park)''') - Ernest Cohoe, 38, male in the past 125 years and lost over half of its volume. The glacier moves down from the icefield at a rate of several centimetres per day. Due to its close proximity to the Icefields Parkway, between the Alberta towns of Banff (Banff, Alberta) and Jasper (Jasper, Alberta), and rather easy accessibility, it is the most visited glacier in North America. The leading edge of the glacier is within easy walking distance; however, travel onto the glacier is not recommended unless properly equipped. Hidden crevasses have led to the deaths of unprepared tourists.


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courses in Banff (Banff, Alberta) (Canada), Japan, Sweden, Holland and, near the end of his life (between 1982 and 1988), gave annual masterclasses in the Swiss cities of Thun and Obersaxen. Membership The CRP's current membership includes two cities (Airdrie and Calgary), 12 towns (Banff (Banff, Alberta), Black Diamond, Canmore (Canmore, Alberta), Chestermere, Cochrane, Crossfield, High River, Irricana, Nanton (Nanton, Alberta), Okotoks, Strathmore, Alberta


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compiled and edited many of Nitobe's unpublished manuscripts, including his memoirs of early childhood, and contributed greatly to the preservation of his writings. In addition to academic success, Hymers students are known for achieving excellence in other extracurricular areas. Mainstream sports are rugby and cricket, hockey and netball and as a measure of these teams it is worth noting that the 2004 2005 1st rugby team only lost to one school on their tough fixture list, St Peter's School, York


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of Banff National Park in Canada, about deep, making it the longest lake in the mountain parks of the Canadian Rockies (the result of a power dam at the west end).


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a ski program, introducing 14-and-under children to the sport. 220px left thumb The Saskatchewan River drainage basin showing the Bow River (Image:Saskatchewanrivermap.png) The river's source is from the Bow Glacier, which is part of the Wapta Icefield. The outflow from this source flows into Bow Lake (Bow Lake (Alberta)) in the Canadian Rockies. It flows south to the village of Lake Louise (Lake Louise, Alberta) then turns east and flows through the town of Banff (Banff, Alberta) then through Canmore (Canmore, Alberta). The Ghost Lake (Ghost Lake (Alberta)) reservoir is formed upstream from the town of Cochrane (Cochrane, Alberta). The Bow then flows eastward to the city of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta); it continues on to form the South Saskatchewan River when the Bow joins with the Oldman River near Grassy Lake (Grassy Lake, Alberta) in southern Alberta. Its waters are further shed in the Hudson Bay through the Saskatchewan River, Lake Winnipeg and Nelson River. Communities located on the Bow include Lake Louise (Lake Louise, Alberta), Banff (Banff, Alberta), Canmore (Canmore, Alberta), Cochrane (Cochrane, Alberta), Calgary (Calgary, Alberta), and Arrowwood (Arrowwood, Alberta). Conservation and development This river is an important source of drinking water, water for irrigation and hydroelectric power. It also provides habitat for wildlife and opportunities for recreation such as fishing and boating. The Bow Falls are located on the river course, near Banff (Banff, Alberta). The Bow Valley Provincial Park was established in the Bow Valley and is a part of the Kananaskis Country park system. The river is on the right of the 8th to 14th holes of the Banff Springs Hotel golf course. Creation and development On July 20, 1871, the Crown Colony of British Columbia committed to Confederation with Canada. Under the union’s terms, Canada was to begin construction of a transcontinental railway to connect the Pacific Coast to the eastern provinces. Lothian, W.F. "A Brief History of Canada's National Parks." (Ottawa, Ontario: Environment Canada, 1987), p.13 As the Canadian Pacific Railway went underway in 1875 and surveyors began to study the land, location of the country’s natural resources sprouted further interest. Evidence of minerals quickly introduced the construction of mines and resource exploitation in Canada’s previously untouched wilderness. Exploration led to the discovery of hot springs near Banff, Alberta and in November 1885, the Canadian Government made the springs public property, removing them from the possibility of private ownership and exploitation. Lothian, p.17 This event brought about the beginning of Canada's movement towards preserving land and setting it aside for public usage as national parks. By the late 1880s, Thomas White, Canada’s Minister of the Interior, responsible for federal land management, Indian affairs, and natural resources extraction, began establishing a legislative motion towards establishing Canada’s first National Park in Banff. Lothian, p.22 right thumb The hotel from the opposite shore of the lake. (Image:Lake Louise 17092005.jpg) '''The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise''' is a Fairmont Hotel (Fairmont Hotels and Resorts) on the eastern shore of Lake Louise (Lake Louise (Alberta)), near Banff, Alberta. The original Chateau was gradually built up at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century by the Canadian Pacific Railway and was thus "kin" to its predecessors, the Banff Springs Hotel, and the Château Frontenac. The hotel's wooden Rattenbury Wing burned down on 3 July 1924, and was replaced by the current Barrot Wing one year later. The Painter Wing, built in 1913, is the oldest portion of the hotel still standing. The Mount Temple Wing, opened in 2004, is the newest wing of the hotel and features modern meeting facilities, including the Mount Temple Ballroom. On July 20, 2002, Belak married Jennifer Jordan Russell in Banff, Alberta. The couple had two daughters, one born in 2004 and one in 2006, both born in Toronto. in the past 125 years and lost over half of its volume. The glacier moves down from the icefield at a rate of several centimetres per day. Due to its close proximity to the Icefields Parkway, between the Alberta towns of Banff (Banff, Alberta) and Jasper (Jasper, Alberta), and rather easy accessibility, it is the most visited glacier in North America. The leading edge of the glacier is within easy walking distance; however, travel onto the glacier is not recommended unless properly equipped. Hidden crevasses have led to the deaths of unprepared tourists.


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, Alberta Banff . The mountain was named in 1858 by James Hector after the waterfall or cascade on the southern flanks of the peak. in the past 125 years and lost over half of its volume. The glacier moves down from the icefield at a rate of several centimetres per day. Due to its close proximity to the Icefields Parkway, between the Alberta towns of Banff (Banff, Alberta) and Jasper (Jasper, Alberta), and rather easy accessibility, it is the most visited glacier in North America. The leading edge of the glacier is within easy walking distance; however, travel onto the glacier is not recommended unless properly equipped. Hidden crevasses have led to the deaths of unprepared tourists.


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, as well as in London at the Old Vic School. As a stage actor, his long association with the Stratford Festival of Canada spans more than four decades. He has performed in many diverse roles on stage, most notably recognized for his performance at Stratford (Stratford, Ontario), Ontario in ''Henry V (Henry V (play))'', which was made into a television production in 1966. Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia<

Banff, Alberta

'''Banff''' , Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise.

The Town of Banff was the first municipality to incorporate within a Canadian national park. The town is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership (Calgary Region).

Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot spring (Banff Upper Hot Springs)s. It is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking (Mountain biking), scrambling and skiing areas within the area. Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay (Mount Norquay ski resort) and Lake Louise Mountain Resort are the three nearby ski resorts located within the national park.

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