Tours Canadian Rockies And Banff
Canadian Rockies:This Canadian part of the North American Rocky Mountains is a
UNESCO heritage site area consisting of five mountainous National Parks and some other
provincial parks. The four adjacent parks spread over an area of about 7700 sq miles are known
as Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho. The fifth park known as Waterton is not adjacent or
interconnected. There are numerous high peaks and ranges, some as high as about 13000 ft.
These Parks are popular tourist destinations for spectacular natural beauty, rivers, hot springs,
glaciers and biological diversity. The more popular of these parks may be as follows.
Banff AB:This resort town is a popular tourist destination because of its location inside the
Banff National Park. This vast park is spread over an area of about 2600 sq miles. Most of the
park is wilderness, mountainous terrain with hot springs, glaciers, ice fields, dense forest, alpine
landscape and adventure sports facilities. This is one of the four adjacent parks in the Canadian
Rockies. The park is also home to Sunshine Village ski resort one of the largest of the three in the
park, Lake Louise Mountain Resort one of the finest downhill ski areas with numerous hiking and
walking trails and the Mt Norquary ski resort. It is located about 80 miles from Calgary
International, the nearest airport.
Getting around: Rental or personal auto from Calgary International airport to the town or the
public shuttle buses and in town public bus system, on stroll on foot or some hotel run shuttles.
Tourist seasons: High tourist season is June to August and December to March, mid season
April to May and low season and September to November.
Weather: Climatological Information Banff, Alberta Canada source Meteorological Service of
Canada. Altitudes and other factors may substantially influence the weather conditions in the
same city, town and neighborhood. Historical data may not be relied on for current conditions.
Visit relevant source for other climate variables.
100mm = 3.9370 inches, 50mm = 1.9685 inches,
25mm = 0.9842 inches, 12.5mm = 0.4921 inches
Climatological information is based on WMO Climatological Normals(CLINO) for the 30-year
Mean number of precipitation days = Mean number of days with at least 0.2 mm of precipitation.
Precipitation includes both rain and snow.
Attention: Please note that the averaging period for climatological information and the definition of
"Mean Number of Precipitation Days" quoted in this web site may be different for different
countries. Hence, care should be taken when city climatologies are compared
Snowfall and weather related variants: Snowfall October to April about 9 to 12 inches month,
May 6 inches, September less than 3 inches, if any.
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