by Mark Albert
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U.S. State Department – Canada
The contributor’s husband fishes near Banff, Canada
Banff National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Rebecca stayed at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Thank you for using our referral (“affiliate”) link to support our journalism.
For impressive views of the valley below, visit the Mt. Norquay restaurant.
For a sumptuous brunch, Megan enjoyed The Bison Restaurant & Terrace.
A gorgeous panoramic of Mountain Valley in Banff National Park, Canada
For American visitors, proof of citizenship and identity is needed. Accepted documents include a passport, passport card, or NEXUS card, according to the U.S. State Department.
The Banff Hot Springs are always packed (especially in early afternoons) and prices vary, although generally around $7.
Canada claims it has the most donut shops per capita in the world – seriously.
To celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary of confederation, Canada is making all of its national parks, national marine conservation areas, and national historic sites FREE to those who request a complimentary pass. Shipping is also free and typically takes four to six weeks. Order your free Parks Canada Discovery pass here.
Banff National Park made Wendy Perrin’s list of Gorgeous Canadian National Parks You Should See in 2017.
Free Canada parks passes are available in 2017 to celebrate Canada150 confederation
The city of Montreal is celebrating the 375th anniversary of its founding this May and has months of free activities planned throughout 2017.
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