Banff National Park: Alberta, Canada Page 2

Other Nearby Attractions
· Yoho National Park, located within a narrow valley between high wooded mountain slopes in British Columbia, located west of the Great Divide and Banff National Park. 250/343-6783.

· Butchart Gardens, a lush, 55-acre garden in nearby Brentwood Bay. It's definitely worth the short trip from Victoria if you enjoy photographing flora and fauna. 866/652-4422; www.butchartgardens.com

· Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, is a quaint city and the capital of British Columbia. It can be reached via ferry from Washington and other parts of BC. 250/385-5711; www.city.victoria.bc.ca.

July Photo Opportunities in the United States:
July 1--4
Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede Rodeo, Cody, Wyoming
800/207-0744
www.codystampederodeo.org
This authentic Western Rodeo features cowboys, rodeo entertainers, parades and more.

July 1--4
Teton Valley Summer Festival, Driggs, Idaho
208/354-2500
www.tetonvalleychamber.com
Featuring hot-air balloons, a Fourth of July celebration, arts and crafts, and much more.

July 2--10
Kutztown Festival, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
888/674-6136
www.kutztownfestival.com
This colorful Dutch folklore craft, food, and music festival offers plenty of great photo opportunities.

July 15--17
Big Sky State Games, Billings, Montana
406/254-7426
www.bigskygames.org
An Olympic-style sports festival, great for photographers who like to shoot sports.

Phone Numbers
Banff Information Centre 403/762-1550
Lake Louise Info. Centre 403/522-3833

More Online
These sites offer detailed information about Banff:
www.pc.gc.ca/banff
www.banffnationalpark.com
www.banfflakelouise.com

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Canada is a great travel destination, there are a lot of beautiful places to capture in Banff National Park. But when it comes to visiting a national park, any traveler should consider some sightseeing tips, regarding their destination, both for their safety and budget.

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