In the fall of 1883, work gangs of the Canadian Pacific Railway quickly pushed the rail line westward through the valley of the Bow River, establishing among others, a small work camp, "Siding 29". In time, Siding 29 unfolded to the town of "Banff", in Canada's first National Park.
Siding 29 remembers the history of Banff. Located just off Banff Avenue and walking distance from downtown, Siding 29 Lodge is a modern counterpart for the "siding" that existed here decades ago. A place for the trains to stop, while others passed through, the area has since been transformed into one of the most versatile and spectacular vacation spots in the world.