Bullish on Banff

Man, here in the states we got ourselves some amazing national
parks. I’ve rhapsodized about Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and so on. These are all places that pretty much
eveyone knows. But up north a bit, they got some nat parks of their own, and one of them (although there are many),
particularly kicks arse.

Banff is Canada’s oldest national park,
and one of its most scenic. It was founded in 1885 as a somewhat modest 10-square-mile reserve by the country’s first
prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Since then, the park
has exploded
to encompass some 2,590 square miles of vast, mind-blowing mountain landscapes, jagged glaciers,
high-altitude morainal lakes, and gushing rivers. The two nearby towns, Lake Louise and Banff, are both superb location
to hang a hat, grab some grub and do some kicking back after a hard day of exploring. One problem though is that like
Yosemite and Yellowstone, there are lots of folks who get the same idea about visiting Banff. In other words, it can
get crowded, especially during June, July, and August. So as you’re making plans this winter for summer fun, give Banff
a thought.