Located in the heart of Canada’s first national park, the town of Banff has a unique relationship with its surrounding environment. Coexisting with nature and wildlife are ideas that are ingrained into every resident, but such initiatives would not be possible without the cooperation with millions of people who come to visit each year. To show you how best to help, here are our top tips for respecting this incredible location.
We have come far enough – and we have learned enough – since our actions almost drove bison to extinction in North America in the mid 19th century. Beginning in the late 1800s and continuing through the 20th century by establishing managed herds in Banff, Buffalo, Wood Buffalo and Elk Island National Parks, Canada took a leadership role in bringing Plains and Wood Bison back from the brink of annihilation.
As Canada’s most-popular national park – with over 3,000,000 visitors annually – residents and guests alike treasure what Banff is now, and the Town of Banff has implemented a plan to ensure its natural wonders and clean air are there for future generations.