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Cascade Gardens

101 Mountain Avenue | behind Administration Building, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Banff
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Sydney, Australia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

It's a small, quaint garden. It's a great getaway from the tourist hub of Banff city centre which can get pretty crowded. The stone pergolas are attractive and you get a nice view of the mountains and Banff downtown. When we were there the flowers were in the decline part of their life cycle which was disappointing but over all... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

a little quiet sanctuary in the middle of a beautiful city. It so beautifully done that you can literally just bring a book and spend the day there. Its so peaceful and serene. And surprisingly not o busy. It seems its still a little gem that not that many people know about. Which was surprising as its not exactly hidden.... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We were married here and visit every time we are back in Banff. The flowers and bridges are beautiful, the trees old and stately and the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and stone Administration building make for one of the most beautiful gardens in Alberta. A quick walk from downtown or a nice place to stop on your drive to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We got married here on saturday it was amazing the veiws ere Incredible my wife could not have picked an nice place for us on our special day

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

While the gardens are not massive, they are very well tended. The colors in each garden is lovely. They gardens are a mix of annuals and perennials. Interestingly, the bridges and gazebo is made of burled spruce, which is often the result of a fungi in the trunk. They are amazing to see. The tiers are designed with reasonably height... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Great place to sit and relax away from the Banff crowds. Beautifully manicured gardens. Close walk to the city centre.

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NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Found these by accident on the way to the Banff Gondola. Beautiful gardens run by Canada parks. Free Admission. Simply fantastic flowers surround the property. There was a wedding going on in one of the gazebos while we were visiting.

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N Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Loved the mix of annuals and biennials flowers growing on tiered walkways all around this lovely garden. Lots of seats to view garden from and beautifully laid out and tended.

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Well worth a visit while in Banff , we spent an enjoyable couple of hours there wandering around admiring all the stone work and thinking of the people who built it all . Met a few of the staff there who were busy doing the spring planting, [all girls] they were just finishing planting 50,000 flower plants which must look... More

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I'm glad I finally found this spot -I've been to Banff many times and never stopped here. There are beautiful flowers and gazebos. Lots of places for great photos :-) There is no admission fee and lots of green space to have a picnic.

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