What put Banff, Alberta on Canada’s Map of the Canadian Rockies? Skiing: Downhill, Cross Country — We Love it All
Okay, did you really think that we could talk about the history and culture of Banff, Canada, Banff National Park, the province of Alberta, and the Canadian Rockies without talking about skiing?
Of course not.
Skiing, snowboarding and Banff go together like peanut butter and jelly – downhill skiing, cross-crountry skiing, boarding – it’s kinda our thing. It’s what we do here when the temperature drops and the snow falls. So when you’re not out hitting the slopes or relaxing after in a luxury resort, Visit the Canadian Ski Museum West.
This is a free exhibit housed within Cascade Plaza in downtown Banff that demonstrates the history of skiing in Banff National Park. The exhibits range from artistic focal points to informative displays. The history unfolds chronologically from the lower level of the plaza up to the second level. Cascade Plaza is at 317 Banff Avenue.
And there is no excuse for not finding Cascade Plaza; it’s the biggest shopping mall in Banff town with a host of shops and restaurants. So bring along the kids and the spouse — while you indulge your interesting in the history of skiing, Banff National Park, Alberta and the Canadian Rockies, there will be plenty of other things for them to do — like shopping and dining!
Of course if you need to learn more about skiing in and around Banff and Lake Louise, just follow that link.