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Approximately, 27 percent of the park is located above the tree line, which is located at 2300 meters of height, with open meadows in the alpine regions and some glacier-covered areas.

As for the fauna, Banff National Park has 56 species of mammals, among them, grizzly, black bears, pumas, lynxes, weasels, otters, wolves and squirrels.




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Banff has a subarctic climate, with cold and snowy winters and mild summers. Average winter temperatures vary from -5ºC to -15ºC. The summer is warm, with high temperatures during July and an average of 22 °C, which makes it a perfect season for hiking adventures.


English and French are the official languages.


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How to get there

You can fly to the Calgary airport, which is an hour and a half from Banff. Most travelers fly to Calgary, pick up their rental car or camper and drive into the mountains. From Vancouver, it takes 9 hours by car to Banff. You can also take a cheap flight from Vancouver to Calgary.

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Best time to visit

Definitely, the best time to enjoy hiking in Banff National Park is summer, from June to September. Keep in mind that July is very hot.






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