Banff Na­tional Park

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Banff is Canada’s old­est and busiest na­tional park, with al­most four mil­lion peo­ple vis­it­ing every year. From jagged peaks that strad­dle the Con­ti­nen­tal Di­vide, glacier-fed trick­les lead to gush­ing wa­ter­falls and rag­ing rivers that even­tu­ally reach all three oceans. It’s home for abun­dant griz­zlies, cougars and wolves, and even the Banff Springs snail, which lives only in the hot springs of Sul­phur Moun­tain — where rail­way workers en­tered an un­usu­ally warm cav­ern in 1883, and this whole “park” thing got started.

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