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This coin measures an astounding 101.8 mm (4 in) in diameter and contains one kilogram of fine silver—guaranteed. It’s an exquisite medium to convey the fine detailing of its beautiful, multi-faceted design.
Power and beauty in the woods.
A montage depicting the history and development of Banff National Park set among the park’s majestic mountains and lakes.
The story of Canada’s first national park began with the transcontinental railway and three of its workers who stumbled upon hot springs at the foot of Sulphur Mountain in Alberta’s Bow Valley.
Their finding inspired a plan to protect the area as a park and tourist destination “for all people” and in 1885, a 26 sq km (10 sq mi) area around the hot springs was officially designated as Banff Hot Springs Reserve. Two years later, the reserve was enlarged and renamed Rocky Mountains Park of Canada until its current name was officially adopted in 1930.
Today, Banff National Park incorporates 6,641 sq km (2,564 sq mi) of spectacular mountains, valleys, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers that welcome 8 million visitors a year—adventurers who come from around the world to experience the power and beauty of Canada’s majestic backcountry.