Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pop History Moment: Canada's First National Park Was Created

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[The Banff Springs Hotel, surrounded by all its Banff-y goodness.]

On this day in 1887 the Rocky Mountains Park Act was passed, establishing Canada's first national park (and North America's second, after Yellowstone National Park) around Banff, Alberta. In 1930 it was renamed Banff National Park, and by 1949 had achieved its current dimensions: 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi).
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