Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FRANKLIN AVENUE IN BANFF: The Town of Banff

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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:

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One of three deer I spotted while walking around Banff

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Horses along a trail

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The town of Banff

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Horse-drawn carriage in Banff

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Banff's Hudson's Bay Company store

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Waterfall

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River

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Welcome to Calgary!

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Wacky morning radio team in Calgary

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