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Alberta - Canadian Rockies
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THE FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS o o o o o Few hotels can rival the majesty, hospitality and scenery of the Fairmont Banff Springs. Its unique blend of opulence and seclusion has been a symbol of Rocky Mountain magnificence for more than a century. Styled after a Scottish baronial castle, the hotel features stunning vistas, championship golf courses and classic cuisine. The Willow Stream Spa offers first class pampering. AAA Four Diamond.
FOX HOTEL & SUITES o o o Waterfalls and mountain springs are brought to life in the Fox’s design. Capturing the historic and natural elements of Banff this hotel’s centerpiece is a hot pool inspired by the original Cave and Basin Site. The Fox offers a unique accommodation style with one- and two-bedroom suites and hotel rooms.
BANFF PTARMIGAN INN o o o For those who love to play – the Banff Ptarmigan Inn is perfect for skiing, hiking, fishing, golfing or canoeing. Located within two minutes of downtown Banff, you can easily walk to many popular attractions. The inn has 134 rooms that include a TV, telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi access, coffee maker and hair dryer. Facilities include a fitness center, sauna, whirlpool, steam room, some spa facilities, restaurant and bar. Complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily.
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BANFF CARIBOU LODGE & SPA o o o Surrounded by world-class natural beauty, treat yourself to a Canadian Rockies vacation you’ll never forget. Centrally located along Banff Avenue and just 10 minutes from downtown, you can’t miss the striking handhewn logs that create an ambience of comfortable mountain lodging. All 190 newly renovated guestrooms feature a TV, telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi access and coffee maker. Additional amenities include a fitness center, steam room, spa, restaurant and bar.
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Ready to unleash your urban cowboy? Head to Calgary to take in the legendary Stampede. While there, check out the chic shopping, arts and nightlife scenes, and sample Alberta’s famous beef. Edmonton, Canada’s festival city, welcomes visitors yearround with thriving arts and the internationally renowned folk, fringe and children’s festivals.
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Just a few hours north, where the breathtaking Icefields Parkway (one of the best scenic drives in the world) meets Jasper National Park, is the Miette Hot Springs. Its magical waters will leave you feeling revitalized and ready for another day of hiking, riding or paddling.
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Looking for the ultimate Rocky Mountain high? Head to Banff National Park, where within an hour’s drive are five world-class ski hills and six golf courses. Hike, paddle and bike through towering mountains, secluded valleys, boreal forest, alpine meadows, glacial lakes and rivers – a diverse ecosystem that is home to countless species of wildlife. Visit Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise, beautiful towns within the Banff and Jasper National Parks.
Alberta’s gorgeous Great Plains resemble the backdrop to an epic Hollywood movie, and in fact have often served in that capacity. Life there is simple, where the open range is dotted with ranches dedicated to horseback riding, hiking and fishing. There, you can hear stories about Alberta’s rich history of mysterious cultures and natural remnants from the days of the dinosaurs.
Published on Dec 21, 2013