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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 long-term sustainability and vitality for the community is a priority and we will continue to work closely with the Town of Banff on this initiative.
The relatively obscure 1980 piece has nonetheless seen quite a few productions in its relatively short life, mostly in Europe and Montreal, but in Vancouver and Banff, too, on the largest stage on campus with orchestra in the pit.
Dizon estimated that Filipinos comprise a third of the population in Banff.
Two years later, the prime minister created a 10-square-mile reserve around the area for the Banff Hot Springs, launching Canada's national park system.
A selection of the 13 films being featured on the 2016 Banff Tour include, snow sport thriller, Eclipse, Operation Moffat (which takes inspiration and wit from the colourful climbing life of Britain's first female mountain guide Gwen Moffat), A Line Across the Sky (which sees climbers Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold traverse the Fitz Roy in Patagonia), and Unbranded (which follows four young Texas horsemen hatch an outrageous plan to adopt, train and ride a string of wild horses).
The Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, this evening |
The 10-minute drive to Norquay is the shortest hotel to slope commute from Banff, and although the smallest of the Big 3, it does have a tubing slope, where you can whizz downhill in a rubber ring.
The price includes flights |from Gatwick to Calgary, airport transfers and room-only accommodation at the Inns of Banff on selected dates in January and February 2015.
The illustrated Banff National Park map is now available at selected retail locations, lodges, resorts, and Visitor Centers in Radium Hot Springs, Canmore, Golden, Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary and other outlying communities.
Explore exquisite Banff, the stunning Rockies' capital ?
Donald Cameron Hall, Banff, Canada, 2010; North Wing--Administration, 205N, Marketing and Communications