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Elk: Banff National Park
Elk: Banff National Park sole focus is vacationing in Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta. features comprehensive accommodation listings for Banff and Lake Louise as well as information sources for winter and summer sports, recreation and activities.

The world famous resort town of Banff is located in the centre of Banff National Park, flanked on all sides by Alberta's Rocky Mountains. Countless visitors travel to the town each year, lured by the cozy resorts, unparalleled recreational opportunities and some of Canada's finest shopping and dining.

Sunshine Village Ski Resort and Norquay are home to deep powder, deluxe mountain lodgings and some of the world's largest ski and snowboard events. The national park itself offers opportunities for mountain camping, hiking excursions and wildlife viewing.

Banff has also built a reputation as a popular weekend retreat destination during the warm summer months. With renowned restaurants, decadent spas, eclectic boutiques and bustling nightclubs offering something for any taste, Banff has insured that guests will continue to visit the town year round. Banff is 144 km (90 miles) from Calgary and just a short trip to the mountain areas of Lake Louise, Kananaskis Country and Canmore.

Lake Louise has been called the ultimate getaway. Not only have international royalty, Hollywood stars and heads of state come to Lake Louise to relax, but increasingly the rest of the world is discovering its simple charms as well. Romantic and relaxing, the pace in Lake Louise attracts people who want to savour the finer things in life; a good book in front of the fireplace, the stillness of the outdoors, or a quiet walk after dinner.

Yet Lake Louise offers a vibrant nightlife including bistros and lounges. There's a lower village with a vast array of fine dining, first class accommodations and shopping. Up the hill the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise presents lake-side views of the towering Victoria Glacier offering old-world charm and elegance amidst the wilderness.

The Lake Louise ski resort shares the same valley as the village and is only a few minutes from any village hotel. A great option for skiers who want the kind of peace and quiet that only the wilderness of a national park can offer. In Lake Louise all this is virtually right outside the door.