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Cascade Gardens

101 Mountain Avenue | behind Administration Building, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 22 Attractions in Banff
Type: Outdoors
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Do not waste your time going in winter. The place is covered in snow and it has nothing to do or see there

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were there in mid July and there was lots of renovation work going on so not much to see. The gardens weren't that extensive or elaborate.

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Duluth, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's right at the end of Banff Ave, right downtown. You can't miss taking a photo from here looking back at Banff Ave. It's usually decorated with lots of flowers, but we were here in October and they were already pulled out for the season. Even without, it makes a great shot looking back at the mountains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Gorgeous gardens and a panoramic view of downtown Banff. Quiet walking paths and grassy lawns ideal for families to sit and enjoy.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Lots going on, with the locals enjoying the opportunities provided. We were content to walk alongside the gorgeous Bow River and revel in the fantastic surrounding scenery. Plenty of benches for sitting and relaxing.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

not much left of the plantings in September, a few perennials would help. Still an interesting relic which has been here forever.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I could have stayed here all day taking photos. Part of the gardens was under construction, but it appeared to be another pond, stream and pagoda that they were building. Nice spot for kids to run around and play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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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