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“Heard a lot but nothing much” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Cascade Gardens

Cascade Gardens
101 Mountain Avenue | behind Administration Building, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #27 of 72 things to do in Banff
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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Heard a lot but nothing much”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We had heard a lot and were super excited to see the garden, but were dissappointed. There is nothing much for this month and most likely nothing would be for June. You may see some flowers in July.

Visited May 2013
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Vernon, Canada
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208 reviews 208 reviews
81 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
“Fantastic gardens, lots of variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a great place to visit and its free. It is located behind the Banff Park Headquarters, the big castle looking building at the top of Banff Avenue. There is a flow garden here that was planted long ago. There used to be ponds too, but they have fallen into disrepair and no longer used (too bad). You can easily spend an hour here walking through the gardens.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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49 attraction reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Quite pleasant and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I was in Banff in September and I decided to drop by Cascade Gardens for a few minutes. I was pleasantly surprised and I stayed almost 2 hours relaxing and taking in the sights. There is so much to see in the Canadian Rockies but sometimes we get too busy to just "take it all in"...Cascade Gardens is the perfect place to process all the beauty of Canada.

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A rainbow of color.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Get your cameras ready. This place is easy to get a great picture. The flowers were amazing and the gazebos were spectacular. They have benches to sit and take in all the beauty from the Canadian Rockies to the colorful flowers. I was disappointed that the waterfalls were dried up when we were there. Look for beautiful butterflies and birds that are just waiting to get their picture taken.

Visited September 2012
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Kelowna, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Extremely beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This a very very beautiful garden on the road to the Banff Springs Hotel / Sulfer Mountain. It's not 'touristy' at all - no gates/admission/crowds, etc. Just pull in, park, and stroll around.
I will be sure to come back here on return trips; really worth seeing.

Visited September 2012
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