Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel#
In 1887, the reserve area was increased to 673 km2 and named "Rocky Mountain Park."
This was the beginning of Canada's National Park system.
The area was named Banff in 1884 by George Stephen, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, recalling his birthplace in Banff, Scotland. The Canadian Pacific built a series of grand hotels along the rail line and advertised the Banff Springs Hotel as an international tourist resort.