A group of railway workers,  Thomas and William McCardell along with Frank McCabe, founded Banff National Park in 1883.

Banff National Park is the third oldest in the world, after Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon

The Sulphur mountains get their name from two sulphurous hot springs on their lower slopes.

The mountains in Banff National Park are 120 million years old

Banffshire was the birthpalce of George Stephen, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway

In 1909, Swiss and Austrian miners introduced skiing to Banff National Park

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