STEP OFF THE TRAIN & INTO THE WORLD. 6 BANFF LAKE LOUISE JASPER Inside the vast untamed wilderness of Banff National Park, you’ll find the town of Banff. This picturesque resort area is full of distinctive hotels, restaurants, and watering holes. Here, you’ll discover a delightful combination of rugged mountains, lush parks with postcard scen ery, and a thriving arts community. Just outside Banff is a phenomenal turquoise-tinged lake set against a breathtaking backdrop of rugged peaks and glaciers. Immerse yourself in nature and hike around the quiet waters of Lake Louise, taking in the famous Victoria Glacier. You need to see it to appreciate why it has inspired a host of internationally renowned artists. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, Jasper National Park is an 11,000 sq.km. home to incredible scenery and wildlife. By day, take in an extensive train network and dramatic mountain peaks. At night, sitting under a glittering blanket of stars, view the Dark Sky Preserve, worthy of visits from astronomers the world over.