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Cascade Gardens

101 Mountain Avenue | behind Administration Building, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 32 Attractions in Banff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

From the Cascade gardens you can see all the way up Banff Avenue, picture postcard. Gardens were lovely, a lot of renovation going on. Well worth a visit

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went there today 13th Sept 2014, a big con , could not get up to the cliff top view, gardens what a joke only runs down along road side not worth a vist .

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

love the flowers so much was there 2 yrs ago in early summer and it was hot and sunny this time was rainy and it had just finished raining so there were raindrops on the petals of the flowers i just loved it love the black eyed Susan it was so beautiful

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There is construction going on right now in the prime area of the gardens. Still lovely though in front of the building facing the bridge.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small, but pretty gardens looking down on Banff Ave. Especially nice at sunset when the sun is reflected off the mountains behind Banff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

These were some stunning gardens, with lots of great photo opportunities for family pics and for nature pics, too. They are free to enter, beautifully planted and relaxing. From downtown, cross the Bow river bridge, sit on the lawn or in the gazebo, and drink your coffee or read a book while looking at the towering mountains in the distance.... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visit the gardens every time we visit Banff. Not only are the gardens well maintained and photogenic, the view down Banff Avenue with the mountain backdrop is a Banff postcard classic. There are several benches to rest and just take it all in, or as we did on one occasion, we had our lunch there. We last visited in... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Take a short walk from downtown....it's lovely GREAT spot for photos, there's no charge and although there are suggestions f what's coming, what is there is truly worthwhile to see.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Im sure this will again be a lovely garden once the cascading ponds and falls are reconstructed. You can walk up in the upper areas and view flowers and unique burl bridges/arbors. No admission charge and there was plenty of parking despite the volume of people in the downtown.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As I say the gardens were undergoing some repair work, but I thought that they were still impressive.

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