November 20, 2013 1:02 pm

Banff National Park’s breathtaking views added to Google Maps

Screen capture of Lake Louise from Google Maps


CALGARY – One of Alberta’s best-known tourist hotspots has been added to Google Maps and Google Earth.

You can now virtually explore Banff National Park through the website – as well as Cave and Basin.

Google teams travelled across Canada in the summer of 2013 photographing more than 50 national parks and historic sites to allow users to see some of the best tourist attractions our country has to offer.

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Users can check out sites like British Columbia’s Glacier National Park, the Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland and Louisbourg National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, among others.

To virtually explore the areas, visit Google Maps or Google Earth and enter the name of a Parks Canada site you want to see.

“I invite Canadians as well as the millions of Internet users throughout the world to visit Google Maps and discover Canada as they have never seen it before,” says the honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

Google and Parks Canada will be working together to capture even more images next year.

CLICK HERE for more information on National Parks on Google.

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