|Town of Banff|
Location of Banff in Alberta
|- Mayor||John Stutz|
|- Governing body||Banff Town Council|
|- Manager||Robert Earl|
|- MP||Myron Thompson|
|- MLA||Janis Tarchuk|
|- Total||4. Alberta (ælˈbɝtə is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1 1905 Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Alberta (ælˈbɝtə is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1 1905 National regions Provinces and territories are normally grouped into the following Regions (generally from west to east Northern Canada Alberta's Rockies comprises the Canadian Rockies in the province of Alberta, Canada. Statistics Canada divides the province of Alberta into nineteen Census divisions each with one or more municipal governments overseeing county municipalities improvement Communities;Towns Banff Canmore;Specialized municipalities Jasper Crowsnest Robert Earl may refer to Robert Earl (colonel (Iran-Contras Robert Earl (businessman (Planet Hollywood Robert This is a list of members of the Canadian House of Commons in the 39th Parliament of Canada. Myron Thompson (born 23 April 1936) is a Conservative Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons. The Legislative Assembly of Alberta is one of two components of the Legislature of Alberta, the other being the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta. Janis Tarchuk is a Canadian politician who currently represents the electoral district of Banff-Cochrane in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 85 km² (1. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,463 m (4,800 ft)|
|- Density||1,381. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 7/km² (3,578. 6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|Postal code span||T1L|
|Website: Town of Banff|
Banff is the largest town in Banff National Park, in Alberta's Rockies, Canada. The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada Alberta - 150 FSAs A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 403 is a Telephone Area code in the Canadian province of Alberta, encompassing the southern half of the province Banff National Park (ˈbæmf is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Canadian Rockies. Alberta's Rockies comprises the Canadian Rockies in the province of Alberta, Canada. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It is also the first incorporated municipality located within a national park in Canada. At 1,463 m (4,800 ft), it is the town with the highest elevation in Canada. It is surrounded by mountains, notably Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay, and Cascade Mountain; and situated above Bow Falls near the junction of the Bow and Spray Rivers. Mount Rundle is a Mountain in Banff National Park overlooking the town of Banff Alberta. Sulphur Mountain is a Mountain in Banff National Park overlooking the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. Mount Norquay is a Mountain in Banff National Park, Canada that lies directly northwest of the Town of Banff. Cascade Mountain is a Mountain located in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park, adjacent to the town of Banff. Canada's Bow River thunders over Bow Falls just before the junction of the Bow and Spray Rivers The falls are located near the Banff Springs Hotel The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta. Spray River is a short river in western Alberta, Canada. It is a tributary of the Bow River. Banff is located 126 km (78 mi) west of Calgary and 58 km (36 mi) east of Lake Louise, on the Trans-Canada Highway. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States Calgary (ˈkælgəriː is the largest city in the Province of Alberta, Canada Lake Louise is a hamlet located in the Canadian province of Alberta in Banff National Park. The Trans-Canada Highway is a federal-provincial Highway system that joins all ten provinces of Canada. The Town is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership. The Calgary Region is the metropolitan area based around Calgary, Alberta.
Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. A resort town, sometimes called a resort destination, is a town or area where Tourism or vacationing is a primary component of the local Culture and A tourist destination is a city town or other area that is dependent to a significant extent on the revenues accruing from Tourism. A hot spring is a spring that is produced by the emergence of geothermally heated Groundwater from the earth's crust. It is a major destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing areas within the region. The word 'hiking' is understood in all English-speaking countries but there are differences in usage Mountain biking entails the Sport of riding Bicycles off-road often over rough terrain whether riding specially equipped Mountain bikes or hybrid road bikes Scrambling (also known as alpine scrambling) is a method of ascending rocky faces and ridges Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment Two ski resorts are located in close proximity: Sunshine Village and Ski Norquay. A ski area is a developed recreational facility usually on a Mountain or large Hill, containing ski trails and vital supporting services Sunshine Village is a major North American Ski resort, located within the protected wilderness of Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Ski Norquay is a Ski resort in the Canadian Rockies, near the town of Banff Alberta.
Banff was first settled in the 1880's, after the transcontinental railway was built through the Bow Valley. Cascade Mountain is a Mountain located in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park, adjacent to the town of Banff. In 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway workers stumbled upon a series of natural hot springs on the side of Sulphur Mountain. The Canadian Pacific Railway ( In 1885, Canada established a federal reserve of 26 km² around the hot springs, and began promoting the area as an international resort and spa as a way to support the new railway. In 1887, the reserve area was increased to 673 km² and named "Rocky Mountain Park. " This was the beginning of Canada's National Park system.
The area was named Banff in 1884 by Lord Steven, a former Canadian Pacific Railway director, recalling the name of his birthplace, Banffshire in Scotland. Banff ( Gaelic Banbh) and Macduff (Gaelic MacDhuibh) are neighbouring towns situated on Banff Bay, both of which are former Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Canadian Pacific built a series of grand hotels along the rail line and advertised the Banff Springs Hotel as an international tourist resort. "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. The Banff Springs Hotel is a former railway hotel constructed in Scottish Baronial style located
Banff townsite developed near the railway station as a service centre for tourists visiting the park. It was administered by the Government of Canada's national parks system until 1990, when the Town of Banff became the first and only incorporated municipality within a Canadian national park.
In 1985, the United Nations declared Banff National Park, as one of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a World Heritage Site. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security Banff National Park (ˈbæmf is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Canadian Rockies. The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site (such as a Forest, Mountain, Lake, Desert, Monument, Building, complex Banff remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada.
According to the 2007 municipal census, the Town of Banff's permanent population was 8721. However, this figure includes a seasonal shadow population of more than 1000. The town's growth in recent years has led to concerns by environmentalists who fear the town's growth will harm the wilderness of the surrounding national park. A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution The federal government has attempted to address these concerns by restricting development in the town, and mandating that only people who can demonstrate a "need to reside" may take up permanent residence in the community.
|* Population:||6,700 (-6. The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population 1% from 2001)|
|* Land area:||4. 85 km² (1. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 87 sq mi)|
|* Population density:||1,381. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 people/km² (3,578. 6/sq mi)|
|* National population rank (Out of 5,008):||Ranked 544th|
|* Median age:†||29. 4 (males: 30. 0, females: 28. 7)|
|* Total private dwellings:||2,844|
|* Dwellings occupied by permanent residents:||2,568|
|* Mean household income:↑||Unavailable|
There are a number of popular mountains located immediately adjacent to the townsite. The Banff Springs Hotel is a former railway hotel constructed in Scottish Baronial style located They include Mount Rundle (2,949 m/9,675 ft), Cascade Mountain (2,998 m/9,836 ft) and Mount Norquay (2,134 m/7,001 ft), which has a ski slope as well as mountain biking trails on the Stoney Squaw portion. Mount Rundle is a Mountain in Banff National Park overlooking the town of Banff Alberta. Cascade Mountain is a Mountain located in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park, adjacent to the town of Banff. Mount Norquay is a Mountain in Banff National Park, Canada that lies directly northwest of the Town of Banff. Mountain biking entails the Sport of riding Bicycles off-road often over rough terrain whether riding specially equipped Mountain bikes or hybrid road bikes Stoney Squaw Mountain, often called just Stoney Squaw is a Mountain in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park, adjacent to the town A gondola lift is available to ascend Sulphur Mountain (2,281 m/7,484 ft) where a boardwalk beginning from the upper terminal takes visitors to Sanson Peak. A gondola lift is a type of Aerial lift, often called a cable car, which consists of a loop of Steel cable that is strung between two stations Sulphur Mountain is a Mountain in Banff National Park overlooking the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. Sulphur Mountain is also the location of one of Banff's most popular attractions, the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Upper Hot Springs are commercially-developed Hot springs located in Banff National Park in Canada near the Banff townsite. Tunnel Mountain (formerly known as Sleeping Buffalo Mountain) (1,690 m/5,545 ft) is situated within the townsite and is very popular for quick hikes; one can reach the summit in less than half an hour. Tunnel Mountain is a Mountain located in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park in Alberta Canada. It was named Tunnel Mountain because surveyors initially wanted to make a tunnel for the Trans-Canada (Canadian Pacific) Railroad right through the mountain, instead of following the Bow River Valley.
Banff is home to the well-known Banff World Television Festival, Banff Mountain Film Festival and Rocky Mountain Music Festival. The Banff World Television Festival is among the most important international media events in Canada. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture sports and environment