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Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 02

Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 02

Description : The Canadian Pacific Railway immediately recognized the tourism potential of the Canadian Rockies. In 1888, under the direction of William Cornelius Van Horne, the elegant 250 room Banff Springs Hotel was completed.


The railway then constructed a series of grand hotels along its main line and began advertising Banff as an international tourism stopover on the steel highway that had suddenly become the fastest and most direct route from Europe to the far East. The Rockies quickly became popular with the Victorian gentry, who came to drink in the scenery and soak in the soothing sulphur springs. Soon visitors were not just stopping over - they where coming to stay.

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