The Canadian Pacific Railway was instrumental in Banff's early years, building the Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise, and attracting tourists through extensive advertising. http://www.janetcampbell.ca/
While Banff is often touted as the national park of the Rockies, Jasper is actually the largest of the Rocky Mountain parks. Soaring peaks and over 1,200 km of hiking trails await. Take the Icefields Parkway to get there; it’s one of the most scenic drives in the world.