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Come to Banff National Park for Winter Fun, Take in an NHL Game in Nearby Calgary
Yes, this is Canada, and that means hockey. You may have come to Banff National Park for the alpine beauty or the outdoor recreation — but if you want a complete Canadian experience, take a night to head over to Calgary and catch the Flames on the ice. .
See, around Banff, when we’re not playing hockey, we like to watch it. When it comes to the National Hockey League, naturally we root for the Calgary Flames. But we of course appreciate all hockey teams, even those from across the border — in fact it’s not uncommon to find professional hockey players and teams hanging out in Banff on off days during the season (there’s not better place to relax).
If you want to take in a game while you’re visiting Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies, it’s relatively easy to do; Calgary is only about an hour and a half away from Banff via the Trans Canadian Highway (Highway 1).
But if you happen to be one of the officials from Game 6 of the 2004 Stanley Cup and you happen to be up here in Banff … let us make a suggestion: you might not want to mention that fact around here. We have long memories. Go Flames!