Wednesday, June 20, 2012
FRANKLIN AVENUE IN BANFF: The Town of Banff
Located inside the the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, the town of Banff is the second-highest community in Canada (at 4,800 feet) and the country's only municipality within a national park. As you know, I got to spend three days in Banff recently while attending the Banff World Media Festival... and I was hooked. In June, the weather is mild (70 degrees), yet the mountains are still snow-capped and there's still a winter vibe. (It had just snowed before I arrived.) Although only about 7,500 people live permanently in Banff, the town is a key tourist destination -- and boasts a wide selection of dining and shopping options.
Getting to Banff is a bit of a pain: Flying into Calgary, it's still a 2-hour drive or bus ride to the town. Some pics from Banff:
One of three deer I spotted while walking around Banff
Horses along a trail
The town of Banff
Horse-drawn carriage in Banff
Banff's Hudson's Bay Company store
Welcome to Calgary!
Wacky morning radio team in Calgary