Banff National Park

Rocky Mountain peaks, glacial lakes, and adventure come together in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Using recreational drones in Banff National Park is prohibited. Anyone caught operating a drone within park boundaries may result in law enforcement action and a fine of up to $25,000.

Winter in Banff National Park

Winter is a special time of the year to visit Banff. Here is all the information you need to plan your snowy visit to Banff National Park.

Park passes

Visiting the national park this winter? Park passes are required for entry into Banff National Park. Learn more and order yours here! 

Trail conditions

Planning to explore Banff National Park? Ensure to check the Trail Conditions Report prior to heading into the national park.

Thermal waters

Experience and learn about the hot springs in Banff National Park by visiting two great Parks Canada administered sites for one low price!

Cross-country skiing

Banff’s ski season is one of the longest in North America, running mid-November through April! Wax up your skis and enjoy one of many cross-country ski trails.

Winter walking

Lace up your boots and enjoy one of many winter walking trails. Use the information on this page to choose a safe and fun destination. 

Visiting Banff National Park

Activities and experiences

Explore activities and attractions in Banff National Park.

Plan your visit

How to get here, local attractions, and facilities and services.

Camping and over night accommodations

Types of accommodations, equipped camping, and nearby accommodations.


Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.


Banff National Park entry and service fees help support visitor services and facilities.

Safety and guidelines

Natural hazards are a part of the national park experience. Learn the most common risks and how to avoid them.

About Banff National Park

Nature and science

Learn about the conservation work being done to protect Banff National Park's wilderness.

Stewardship and management

Planning and management guiding documents, public consultations, information for businesses and residents, filmmakers, photographers and special events.

Indigenous connections

Parks Canada is working with Indigenous groups with longstanding connection to Banff National Park to strengthen connections with traditionally used lands...

How to get here

Contact Banff National Park

Location: Banff Visitor Centre


Location: Lake Louise Visitor Centre


For emergencies within the park:

For backcountry emergencies (with satellite phone):

(403) 762-4506

For non-emergency incidents:

Banff Dispatch (24 hours):
(403) 762-1470

Hours of operation

Banff National Park is open year-round

Information centres, and Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection Stations hours

@BanffNP / #BanffNP

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