Banff national Park (Banff National Park) — the first Park of Canada, which was established in 1885. Located in the province of Alberta, approximately 110 km from calgary, it is also considered the largest national Park in Canada and one of the largest in the world.
In order to go to the Park, you need to buy a ticket. Adult ticket for one day costs $ 8, kids $ 4, and a ticket for the whole family — 16 USD. In addition, there are tickets, valid all year round and standing 55, 27 and USD 109, respectively.
How to get
To Park closest international airport is in calgary. A little closer is the Springbank airport — 80 kilometers from the Park — but it arrives only domestic flights. In the Park, in the town of Banff also has an airport, but passenger planes don’t land there.
About a half hour before the Park can be reached from calgary on highway 1. On highway 11 to the Park can be reached from Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer, and highway 93 from Radium Hot Springs and Cranbrook.
On the bus
The Greyhound and Brewster buses depart regularly from calgary, as well as from many cities in British Columbia. In addition, you can book an excursion to the Park of Banff and get on the tour bus. Most of these trips to calgary and Vancouver.
In order to move in the Park, you will need a car to rent in calgary, Banff or lake Louise. In addition, you can rent a bike, but keep in mind that to ride it on hilly areas is quite difficult, and better not to do it, if you’ve never went mountain Biking. Rent a bike in Banff or lake Louise. Finally, you can rent a moped in Bactrax/Snowtips.
Oratorio Of St. Joseph Mont-Royal is a Roman Catholic minor Basilica and the biggest Church in Canada. The dome of the Basilica was created in 1937-1939 father Benedictine Field Bello, an architect, and became the third largest dome of its kind in the world (after the virgin Mary the Basilica of Yamoussoukro in côte d’ivoire and Church of St. Peter’s in Rome).
The construction of the Church was started in 1904 by brother andré Bessette. Then the current oratory was a small chapel on the slopes of Mont Royal near the College of Notre Dame. Soon the growing number of parishioners led to the need to enlarge the chapel, and in 1917 he built a larger Church capable of Seating 1,000 people. But this was not enough, so in 1924 work began on the creation of the Basilica, which, built in 1967, we can see today.
Upon completion, many pilgrims (not only Catholics) reached out to the Church with a prayer for healing, for brother andré, who served here, he did miracles, just such kind, dedicated to St. Joseph (which gave the name of the Basilica). And today, inside you can see a kind of exhibition of the thousands of crutches, with which patients come to Church and who left after being healed. In 1982, Pope John Paul II acknowledged all the miracles performed by brother Andre, the true, and in 2010, Pope Benedict XVII canonized him.
This street in the neighborhood of Monkland village, in Notre-Dame-de-Gras, the very heart and soul of the district and its main commercial artery. As the district, it was named in honor of James monk, attorney and chief judge of Queen’s bench from 1804 to 1824, the monk built a mansion here, called “Monklands”, in 1804 Later the house became the residence of the Governor-General, and in 1854 was sold to the monastery of Notre-Dame, which used the building as the private Catholic school for girls Villa Maria.
Monkland Avenue became a busy shopping street in the 1930s and since then has gone through many UPS and downs. Originally this territory was settled by middle-class, predominantly English speaking, but nowadays the contingent of Monkland Avenue is a clean eclectic: grandmother behind the wheel, mother, skaters with strollers, Jogging, overgrown dreadlocks vegans, jocks, yuppies. However today the street is steadily growing into a commercial area with high class. Here are plenty of small restaurants, cafes, bars, expensive grocery and grocery stores and unique boutiques. All of this is controlled by the local trade Association “Monkland merchants”.