Presentation on theme: "BANFF NATIONAL PARK Is located one hour west of Calgary. Has the trans-Canada highway running through Has boundaries with 3 other national parks."— Presentation transcript:
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Is located one hour west of Calgary. Has the trans-Canada highway running through Has boundaries with 3 other national parks
Is on the border of BC and Alberta Has a town in the middle of the park
Recently had a 125 year birthday It is our first national park
Is still famous for its mineral rich hot springs
Has much wildlife that many tourists see Goats Sheep Bears Elk
Many Plans are made and being improved upon to help avoid Wildlife death on roads
Banff Park Wolf Project The Central Rockies Wolf Project Studied Wolves. It has now disbanded. Wolves are the natural top carnivore of this ecosystem. They are now sadly low in number which in turn affects all other animals below on the food chain. Prior to the spread of humans throughout the world, the wolf was the single most widely distributed land mammal. Now, on this continent, only the northern tier of Canada and parts of the USA, including Alaska, are home to healthy populations of wolves.
It is Rare to see a Wolf in Banff
Prey such as Elk are now very numerous creating problems in townsites
Mule Deer are also very Numerous
Grizzly Bears can be seen but are often active only at NIGHT
Some Grizzlies need to be relocated as they get too close for comfort In Banff, they have also been scientifically studied
They even have a Restaurant in Banff
The Banff Springs Hotel is a famous CP HOTEL
The Park has 3 Ski Mountains
A Famous Gondola ride is another tourist favourite
The Icefields are in Banff and Jasper parks. All ice sheets get smaller every year. You can walk Glaciers here in Mid July
Streets in Town have animal names
The Museum has many stuffed animals from a time when it was park policy to kill these animals to protect people.
Camping and hiking are also popular things for recreation
Hiking can be in planned areas or in the back country
Many issues and claims to fame are associated with Banff. This Park is on the Bucket List for many people in the world. Like all National parks it is set aside for the benefit, education and enjoyment of all Canadians. One benefit is that it preserves some unique natural habitat and creatures. This is often at conflict with education and enjoyment.
Many animals and preservationists are probably ….
Some interesting animal and people moments can happen in this park