Photo by Alberta Tourism
Banff National Park is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site – one of the largest protected areas in the world. The awe-inspiring rugged wilderness offers visitors from around the world an experience of a lifetime.
“From the verandah you can see Storm of course, and all the burnt-cinder pinnacles, the long slag walls of the Sawback Range with cloud shadows drifting across them – grey, violet, mist-colored, black. Castle Mountain too. And, looking down the road to the southwest, peak after peak, peak after peak, treed or treeless black or snow-crowned – vista after vista. If you aren’t a real alpinist you can never see another view in all the Rockies or Selkirks. It has an austere grandeur that makes it kin to these snowbound miles far above timberline that few people but the Swiss guides ever see.”
– 1923 Canadian Pacific Railway pamphlet on Storm Mountain Lodge