Banff Parks & Gardens
Banff National Park is the birthplace of Canada's national park system and part of the Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. Discover a landscape rich in wildlife and history against a backdrop of glaciers and towering mountain peaks.
Built in 1905, the Luxton Home is an example of a Banff pioneer home. The residence houses numerous collections including Stoney artifacts, and household items and clothing that date back to the 1900s. Credited as being one of Banff’s first flower gardens, the grounds are surrounded by a garden that blooms throughout the summer. Regular tours of the home and garden are available throughout the summer with off-season tours requiring appointment.
The Great Divide
The Great Divide is the geographic point where all waters flow either west to the Pacific Ocean or east to the Atlantic Ocean. Displays at the picnic area describe this phenomenon which may be seen in action as the creek separates mid-flow. Located west of Lake Louise on the border between Alberta and British Columbia.
Found 30 km (19 mi) west of Canmore near Banff National Park's Continental Divide, Sunshine Meadows is a natural garden set amidst mountain and lake scenery. Accessed only by the Sunshine Meadows Alpine Shuttle, this wildflower field blooms into colour in mid-June and offers visitors with opportunities to view wildlife and hike a number of trails.
The Cascade Gardens showcase one of western Canada's finest historic landscapes. Enjoy gazebos, waterworks, pools and flower gardens. The site is located on the Park Administration building grounds at the end of Banff Avenue.
This beautiful park is situated along the Bow River in Banff. A great place to enjoy the day!
These spires, carved by the forces of wind and water, stand like lonely sentinels overlooking the Bow River. They can be accessed for viewing 4 km (2.5 mi) from Banff on Tunnel Mountain Dr.