"The parks are hereby dedicated to the people of Canada for their benefit, education, and enjoyment...and such parks shall be maintained and made use of so as to remain unimpaired for future generations."
-National Parks Act, 1930
Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most famous national park, founded in 1885 after the discovery of the Cave and Basin Hot Springs. Starting as a hot springs reserve of only 26 square kilometres, Banff National Park now covers 6,641 square kilometres. In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains lie alpine meadows, vivid blue lakes, wild rivers, ancient glaciers, canyons, hoodoos, and mineral hot springs. Millions of visitors visit annually to experience the beauty, history, and natural vistas that Banff has to offer.
Canada’s wildlife is abundant in the environment surrounding the Banff township. Elk, bighorn sheep, caribou, wolves, black and grizzly bears all populate the region. But Banff isn’t just for the wild at heart – both the township of Banff and the village of Lake Louise boast elegant accommodations, great shopping, and lots of indoor attractions to enjoy on a rainy day.
In 1996, the fruits of another cooperative relationship were realized with the opening of the new Icefield Centre at the famous Columbia Icefield. Innovative techniques in water and energy conservation, state-of the art sewage treatment and power generation, and attention to a myriad of environmental impact details have been addressed with this remarkable building.
Brewster takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously in all aspects of its properties and operations. We strive not only to meet stringent National Park regulations, but to excel in meeting those goals and be exemplary national park citizens.
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