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Banff

(bămf, bănf), town (1991 pop. 5,688), SW Alta., Canada, in the Rocky Mts., on the Bow River and the Trans-Canada Highway. A tourist center and winter resort established in the 1880s by the Canadian Pacific Railway, it is the headquarters of Banff National Park and gateway to Lake Louise. The Banff Center for Continuing Education is a noted fine-arts center.

Banff,

former county, Scotland: see BanffshireBanffshire
or Banff,
former county, NE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Banffshire became (1975) part of the new Grampian region. In the local government reorganization of 1996, Grampian was dissolved and the former territory of Banffshire was divided
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Banff

1. a town in NE Scotland, in Aberdeenshire. Pop.: 3991 (2001)
2. a town in Canada, in SW Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains: surrounded by Banff National Park. Pop.: 7135 (2001)
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The popularity of the UK and Ireland leg of the Banff world tour is quickly growing.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, this evening |
Skiing in Banff National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is a joy and as close to nature as possible.
A search and rescue operation was immediately launched involving a helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth, RNLI lifeboat crews from Macduff and Buckie, Grampian Police and Coastguard teams from Buckie, Portsoy, Banff and Gardenstown.
BEIRUT: Outdoor enthusiasts will have a chance to get their adrenalin fix at the movies this weekend, as the world tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Beirut for the first time.
We look forward to seeing all of you in Banff in June 2012.
For a skier, Canada is everything you could wish for, and a week on the amazing pistes around the Banff National Park more than matched my previous experiences in the European resorts.
Banff wants to annex the area on the far side of the River Deveron from Macduff.
There are 300 entries every year for the international film competition hosted by the Banff Centre in the Rockies.
To date, funds from Monod Sports to the Foundation have been dispersed to support the Sunshine Adaptive Ski Program, the Bow Valley chapter of KidSport, Canmore Minor Soccer, the Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club, Canmore Minor Hockey, the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club, the Canmore Cohos Swim Club and the Banff Alpine Racers.
The Aboriginal Arts program at the Banff Centre is providing exceptional opportunities for Aboriginal artists to grow and excel in their chosen professions.