According to the legends of the Ojibway aboriginals of Canada, when the Great Spirit created the world, he put aside the most beautiful elements of creation for his home. The Great Spirit used sparkling waters, lush woodlands, blue skies and brilliant stars. Then the Great Spirit raised up an immense island in an inland sea.
Banff National Park is one the best wilderness areas. To get there from Calgary, just take the Trans-Canada HWY West about 200 kilometers or 125 miles until you get to HWY 93. Then you go 27 km or 17 miles north to marked Banff National Park parking lot where the hiking trails start.