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Hailed as one of the most popular Canadian tourist destinations in Canada for a Canadian vacation packages or trips to the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta is a small Canadian resort town nestled in the pristine Canadian Rockies. Banff's Canadian history dates back to the 1880s, after the first transcontinental railway was built through Bow Valley. The area was named Banff in 1884 by Lord Steven, a former Canadian Pacific Railway train station director, recalling the name of his birthplace, Banffshire in Scotland.

Canadian legend tells that Canadian Pacific Railway workers stumbled upon a wealth of heavenly hot springs amidst the untamed Canadian beauty of Banff's surrounding Sulphur Mountain. In years to come, the railway began promoting Banff, Canada as an international resort and spa destination to support further railway development across Canada. By 1887, much of the Canadian Rocky Mountains surrounding Banff were sanctioned as Canada's first National Park System known as Rocky Mountain Park.

Today, Banff's permanent Canadian population is around 8721, with a seasonal shadow population of more than 1000. Due to the pristine Canadian nature and ecosystems surrounding Banff, recent concerns regarding the Canadian town's recent growth and consequent environmental impacts have been expressed by environmentalists. In response, the federal government has attempted to address these concerns by restricting development in the Canadian town, and mandating that only people who can demonstrate a "need to reside" may take up permanent residence in the Canadian community.

Whether on your Canadian vacation you want to observe the enchanting rolling meadows, the thundering waterfalls, the towering peaks or the misty canyons of the Canadian Rockies, Banff known as the grand masterpiece of the West offers a unique assortment of purely Canadian sightseeing and leisure activities for anyone taking a Canadian vacation or trips across Canada through the Canadian Rockies.

Banff is known as a Canadian destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, and skiing areas within the Canadian region suitable for any Canadian vacation. Available in your Canadian winter vacation packages are two ski resorts are located in close proximity: Sunshine Village and Ski Norquay. In addition, Banff's wonderfully eclectic Canadian shops and boutiques are cozy and welcoming if you're looking for a casual window-shopping stroll through the town on your vacation in the Canadian Rockies.

If you're looking for a Canadian adventure packed with sight seeing adventures, world-class recreation and world-renown spas in your Canadian vacation packages Banff is the place to come and see for a Canadian Rockies vacation! We offer a wide variety of Canada train vacation packages that range from quick, 5-day rail excursions on the VIA Rail to 12-day rail journeys on the world-class Rocky Mountaineer, which go across Canada for your Canadian vacation.

Let Canadian Train Vacations help you book a business trip or family vacation packages today. Our knowledgeable staff knows how to prepare the ultimate Banff experience in Canada, and can even help you create a customized, affordable tour of Canada.

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Welcome to the Canadian Train Vacations, proud partner of VIA Rail Canada and exclusive provider of the official Pan Canadian 150th Anniversary vacations.

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Imagine the experience the romance of a train ride through snow covered mountains, as you make your way to Jasper and Banff National Parks. Then, with glistening snow at your feet and crisp air on your face, marvel at frozen landscapes on sightseeing tours, or feel the thrill of guided adventures such as dogsledding.

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