Banff National Park Sets the Stage in the 2011 Sports Illustrated
BANFF, AB, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - Trailblazers, photographers and outdoor
enthusiasts have been drawn to the natural beauty of Banff National
Park for more than 125 years. Captured on film by millions of visitors,
rarely has this beautiful landscape appeared as attractive as today
within the highly coveted pages of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well we say Banff
National Park just got a whole lot sexier thanks to the stunning images
of some of the world's most beautiful athletes all set in the world's
finest national park.
Brazilian surfer Bruna Schmitz, American volleyball player Kim Glass and
Paraguayan javelin thrower Leryn Franco are featured among the
spectacular backdrop of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, complete with
snow-capped peaks and jewel-toned lakes and streams.
"Alberta's Canadian Rocky Mountains are world renowned for breathtaking
landscapes," said Bruce Okabe, CEO, Travel Alberta. "This year's Sports
Illustrated Swimsuit issue makes our vistas even more beautiful and
alluring to visitors."
"Banff National Park is clearly one of the most spectacular destinations
in the world," says Julie Canning, president and CEO of Banff Lake
Louise Tourism. "We are thrilled that one of the worlds's most widely
read and highly anticipated publications selected our backyard to
showcase some other natural beauties."
To view the 2011 issue, please visit: http://si.com/swimsuit
About Banff Lake Louise Tourism
Banff Lake Louise is a destination marketing organization for the Town
of Banff, Community of Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Supporting
over 800 businesses, our mission is to engage visitors in unrivalled,
remarkable experiences with our membership.
About Travel Alberta
Travel Alberta is the tourism marketing agency of the Government of
SOURCE Travel Alberta
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