Destination makes the cut as one of the 21 must-see destinations for 2017
Banff, Alberta has been named to National Geographic Traveler magazine's Best of the World list which highlights 21 must-see places to visit in 2017. Banff is the only Canadian destination named to the list and is on the magazine's cover with a photo of the iconic glacial-fed Moraine Lake situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks within Banff National Park.
Banff National Park is Canada's first national park, founded in 1885, and is renowned for its Rocky Mountain beauty, wildlife and recreational activities. To ensure this is a place where nature flourishes and evolves for all time, Parks Canada strives to protect the region's wildlife and environment for the enjoyment of future generations.
The mountain town of Banff and hamlet of Lake Louise are revered by skiers, snowboarders, campers, hikers and nature lovers around the world. Authentic Canadian cuisine is met with mountain inspired wellness and accessible adventure, making it an attractive destination all year round.
“I am thrilled Banff, Alberta has been named to National Geographic Traveler's Best of the World list,” said Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Alberta Culture and Tourism. “This is a prestigious honour and we could not be more thrilled with the recognition of our province.”