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Supplier News 4 June 2007

Banff Lake Louise Celebrates Father’s Day with Every Dad in Mind

Get the most out of summer: Father’s Day Shines in Banff Lake Louise

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Banff Alberta, Banff Lake Louise Tourism offers experiences during the Father’s Day weekend that takes every type of Father into consideration. Celebrate Father’s Day in a way that is memorable. Whatever his interests, you can find activities for him to enjoy:

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History buff father: There is a long history of hard workers and fantastic fathers in Banff and Lake Louise. Reconnect with the stories behind Canada’s first National Park and explore the history at the Banff Upper Hot Springs. The naturally heated hot pools that originally drew tourists to scenic Banff National Park are impeccably maintained, providing welcome solace after shopping or hiking. You can also wander through history at heritage sites and museums including The Cave and Basin National Historic Site or The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site.

Culture junky father: Culture is easily accessible at The Banff Centre with a summer-long lineup of fantastic events. The Banff Summer Arts Festival presents more than 150 public events and features international stars in music, dance, literature, opera and film. This year’s highlights include the opera Frobisher, sizzling jazz concerts and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. The Festival, celebrating its 75th year this year, runs until September 2, 2007.

Music lover father: The Bow Arts in the Park Concert Series provides the opportunity for some quality time with Dad every Sunday afternoon in Banff Central Park, along the shores of the Bow River. Sit back in this mountain setting, share the summer sun and discover a variety of local music. This series happens every Sunday afternoon until Sept. 9, 2007.

Outdoors enthusiast father: Take your dad into the wilderness of the area for some incredible experiences. Explore Lake Louise and its overhanging Victoria Glacier from the first row seat of your canoe. Banff National Park’s remarkable one-of-a-kind attractions also include the Athabasca Glacier – a live glacier overflowing from the Columbia Icefield, on which you can walk and drink fresh glacier water. Don’t worry about bringing all your equipment; you can count on the different local rental shops in town to hire every kind of mountain gear possible, from mountain bikes to kayaks to climbing tools.

Adventure seeker father: Banff National Park provides a wonderland of nearby adventure opportunities. You can go horseback riding and feast on a delicious, home-cooked barbeque lunch or climb the side of an impressive cliff with the protection of your harness. The entire family can feel the thrill of whitewater rafting and learn how to cooperate in ways you never thought possible. Heli-hiking is a lesser known but adrenaline-pumping option for bringing you and Dad to a place where you can both experience that true Rocky Mountain high.

Step out of your usual surroundings into a Rocky Mountain playground during Father’s Day weekend (June 16-17) and join us in celebrating fatherhood at its best.

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