In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park and the world’s third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world’s premier destination spots. Golfing is a great way to get exercise and enjoy Banff National Park. The game gets even better with world-class holes that each come with amazing views in all directions. Here, mountains create optical illusions for golfers, making these courses uniquely challenging yet accommodating to many levels of ability.