You have to look beyond the kitsch to see the real beauty. Either that or take it all in as ironic
The Banff townsite has changed so dramatically in the years since we used to ski there. From a truly picturesque and fairly genuine mountain tourist town, to an over the top, fake, and gaudy enclave in an otherwise phenomenal place.
But tucked away in the corners of the town you can still find some gems of natural beauty.