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The Real Banff Blog / Published: Wed, 10/26/2016 - 15:55

Canada - The best place to visit in 2017

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Congrats, Canada!

We’re super excited that Canada has been selected by Lonely Planet as the best country to visit in 2017.  

Among a list of steep competition, including Finland, Oman and Mongolia, Canada reached the top of the list in part because of our upcoming country-wide birthday celebrations.

“In 2017, Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday and all of the national parks are going to be free.” says Lonely Planet travel writer Celeste Brash.

Included in the Parks Canada system is, of course, Banff National Park.

“You’ve got alpine lakes that are as blue as any tropical lagoon, soaring mountains and some of the best hiking anywhere.”  

Check out the complete story from Lonely Planet or have a peek at their great Canadian video below.