Banff National Park

Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise 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.

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Pre-arrival checklist

Here are Parks Canada's top tips to help ensure you spend more time enjoying the park. Great memories? Check!

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Wildlife and you

Your actions matter! Help protect this special place by learning the #WildlifeRules before you visit.

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Getting around Lake Louise

Visiting Lake Louise and Moraine Lake requires planning. Booking your shuttle in advance is required.

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Clean Drain Dry

Planning to spend time on the water this summer in Banff National Park? Here’s what you need to know.

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Fire information and updates

Do your part and stay informed! Your actions can help prevent unnecessary human-caused wildfires.

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...

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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