Banff, Alberta has been named to National Geographic Traveler’s “Best of the World” list which highlights 21 must-see places to visit in 2017.
Banff is the only Canadian destination named to the list.
The 21 destinations chosen can be seen online at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/best-trips-2017.
“It’s no secret that 2017 marks Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration of cool. But we love Canada for little reasons as much as landmarks and milestones. So our story is about how an outward journey to Banff leads to an inner sense of happiness. The magic comes from person-to-person interactions with big-hearted Canadians, from First Nations community leaders to horse-packing cowboy guides to park rangers to some of the country’s newer citizens, who hail from foreign lands but find a happy home in Canada. We aimed to honor the inclusive feeling of Canada, a warm embrace that brings a human-scale equivalent to those majestic landscapes,” said National Geographic’s George Stone.
Pictured, Cascade Mountain over Banff Avenue in Banff National Park, Credit: Paul Zizka (CNW Group/Travel Alberta).