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When to Go

December to March are the best months for skiers who can handle temperatures dipping below freezing. Others should explore this vast mountain wilderness in the warmer late spring and summer months from June to August, when temperatures hover between 40 F in the evening and at higher elevations, and 70 lovely degrees.

Region: Canada

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Banff National Park

This hotel located in Alberta's Banff National Park is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.

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Fast Facts

Banff became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Three men working on the railway came upon a cave on Sulphur Mountain’s lower slopes in 1883. To their amazement, they discovered that nine bubbling hot springs existed here. People have flocked here ever since for the curative properties of these mineral-rich waters. Banff Upper Hot Springs are the last remaining springs open to the public.

The stunning 144-mile Icefields Parkway passes through the center of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, past two national parks, Banff and Jasper, icy-blue glaciers and some of the most incredible mountain scenery in the world. Banff National Park is Canada‘s second largest, and the country’s oldest, national park, founded in 1885. It is also the third-oldest national park on the planet.

Lake Louise has been called Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness,” and the “Hiking Capital of Canada.”

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