|By: Ylee, 10:12 AM GMT on January 17, 2013||+2|
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Banff National Park is the oldest national park in Canada, first established in 1885. It has an area of 2,564 sq. mi., or 6,641 sq. km. It is located in SW Alberta, near the border with British Colombia, in the Canadian Rockies. It is a dramatic landscape of glacier-cut mountains, hot springs, glaciers, and lakes.
Banff is unique among national parks in Canada by actually having an incorporated town within its' borders, a town of the same name with a population of about 7600. It serves as a hub for the tourist activities at the park, including golf courses, skiing, hiking, and enjoying the hot springs. It is also one of the most visited parks in Canada, with annual visits approaching 4 million.
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A popular tourist attraction is the Banff Gondola, which takes from the town to the top of Sulphur mountain, where at an elevation of 7484 feet, offers a grand view of Banff. There is a couple of cams at the top of Sulphur Mt., one of which I'm pleased to highlight this week!
From explorerockies.com, the Banff Gondola cam! Full Size
From Hong Kong Observatory, the Central Pier cam! Full Size
From Place Stanislas, the Place Stanislas cam! Full Size
From TroyLeslie, the feeder cam!
From Brisbane Storm Chasers, the Surfers Paradise NW cam! Full Size
From spindleuv-mlyn.com, the Spindl cam! Full Size
From Villa Serendipity, the Villa Serendipity cam! Full Size
Thanks to yangshuoren.com, the Cafe China cam!
From Milos, Greece, the Pollonia cam! Full Size
From National Elk Refuge, the Rustic Inn cam! Full Size
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