Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's Banff National Park's Birthday

Bow Lake along the Icefields Parkway
The first national park in Canada, Banff, was established today in 1887 after the passing of the Rocky Mountains Park Act.
Thank you, Sir John A. Macdonald.
Let's all go hug a mountain.
Thanks to Messymimi for her listing of important things on this date.


Laurita said...

I went to Banff with my Dad when I was 16. I loved it. What a beautiful place. Happy birthday, BNP.

Leah J. Utas said...

Laurita, I'm glad you've had a chance to see it. It truly is a treasure.

the Bag Lady said...

Happy Birthday, Banff!! (Messymimi posts the coolest info, doesn't she?)

I love our mountains, and am very glad that the parks were created for all of us to enjoy them.

Now off to read the link!

Leah J. Utas said...

She sure does, Bag Lady.

I love them too, and am still tickled silly that I get to live so close to them.

messymimi said...

Thanks to Canadians who work hard to preserve their natural heritage for all the world to enjoy.

And i'm happy to be able to post these things, i learn so much doing it. Glad you enjoy it, too.

Reb said...

Happy Birthday Banff! (Thanks Messymimi)

I want to hug a mountain, but I think it will have to wait a few weeks and then it will be in Jasper ;) I hope, anyway ;)

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, I learn a great deal from you.

Reb, I'm sure Banff won't mind if you do it in Jasper.

Ron Scheer said...

They were forward looking those mountain huggers. Who thinks of the future that way today? Great photo.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Ron. Sadly, I don't think anyone really cares anymore.

Barbara Martin said...

Bow Lake is really something at all angles.

Dawn said...

Oh! I'm sorry I missed this. But I STILL will go hug a mountain...hoping to lots over the next while!
We're so lucky to live so close to this Park.

Leah J. Utas said...

Barbara, it sure is.

Dawn, there's always time to hug a mountain.