Upper Consolation Lake Melting in late Spring with Mount Quadra in Background, Banff National Park Rocky Mountains Alberta Canada

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Upper Consolation Lake Melting in late Spring with Mount Quadra in Background, Banff National Park Rocky Mountains Alberta Canada
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Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometres (68–112 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise, connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.
Location: Consolation Lakes, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada