The other way to describe Banff is Little Australia. I have often heard that Canada and Australia have a lot in common, similar social system, parliament, a Prime Minister, sarcastic sense of humour and of course a relationship with Britain and the monarchy. It seems like Australians who go travelling in Canada for a multi month or year stint land in Banff. I was under the impressions that every other waiter, clerk or service individual was an Aussie.

In speaking with one young lady we asked her why there are so many Aussies in Banff, her response was simple – Aussies love the outdoors.

No complaints, everyone that we met was great. One of my next books is In a Sunburned Country as I know almost nothing about Australia and it is definitely on my ‘spend a month there’ list.

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