Banff is situated at the junction of the
Bow and Spray Rivers, sitting comfortably between Sulphur and Tunnel Mountains.
To the east is Rundle Mountain, which is also noticeable as you approach Banff
on the Trans-Canada highway from the west. Even if you are not staying at the
Banff Springs Hotel you should visit this magnificent structure. In behind the
hotel is Bow Falls (33 feet). Interesting to note is that the falls and river
are bisecting two very different rock formations, one of which is 70 million
years older than the other. The
Banff Gondola is an absolute must-see.
Within town are several very tasty restaurants and jewelry officionados will not
want to miss out on buying Amelite jewelry. This comes from ancient fossils
which are only found in Alberta and quite rare.