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Cascade Gardens

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Address: 101 Mountain Avenue | behind Administration Building, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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We didn't have time to check this out as fully as we would have liked--but normally I have been by here going from one place to another and never really stopping. Beautiful place... read more

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We didn't have time to check this out as fully as we would have liked--but normally I have been by here going from one place to another and never really stopping. Beautiful place in both the flora and the architecture. Lots o check out--even if some of it is closed. Next time we are in Banff we will set aside... More 

Thank zedmanab
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house and gardens were being worked on and from what we saw, they won't be open for some time. Shame I was really looking forward to it.

Thank gaynor h
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Cascade Gardens in Banff were a small, beautifully landscaped and peaceful garden area located on the south side of Banff Avenue behind the historic stone Parks Canada building. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the crowds in Banff, this is the perfect place to escape and enjoy a tranquil area while getting a little off the beaten path. The gardens... More 

Thank BrittanysTravels
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

And so the beauty of the Rockies just continues to offer up new and more beautiful surprises! This is an absolute MUST VISIT!

Thank Johan G
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nice quiet grade behind the Administration buildings. Start or end your Banff Avenue tour here. Gorgeous.

1 Thank MarkTCalgary
Lakeland, FL
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Cascade Gardens if a must-see in Banff if you are a lover of flowers & gardens. We were there in late July, and the flowers were so beautiful that I could not stop taking photos! It is quite small and can be seen in under 30 minutes, or take a picnic lunch and enjoy a mid-day respite!

1 Thank FLLovestoroam
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Walked around this park, plenty of flowers still in bloom, nice winding pathways and various places to stand and sit taking in the views. Shame the water feature wasn't working.

Thank Margaret G
Burlingame, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Gardens and the adminstration building was closed for renovation. All gates were closed except one for worker but no sign indicates the garden was closed until I run into a worker who told me that garden is closed for renovation.

Thank TravelW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Unfortunately when we visited it was closed due to reconstruction. When we visited 16 years ago it was a good place to visit and wonder through.

Thank Travelxpert1
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were looking forward to seeing these gardens but when we visited large parts of them were closed for refurbishment. Consequently we were unable to fully appreciate them and had to be content with viewing those parts which were not a building site, from the roadside.

Thank mjc404

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