Red chairs

Banff National Park

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Parks Canada has placed over 200 red Adirondack chairs in peaceful and scenic locations throughout many of the country’s most unique and treasured places, including the 11 sets found here at Banff National Park.

Grab a friend, go for a walk then relax and snap a selfie on one of our red chairs. Each location offers inspiring views of nearby mountains, rivers or lakes.

How to find the red chairs in Banff National Park

The red chairs are for you to discover. While some chairs are easy to find, others require more of an adventure.

Find them in the following locations:

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Location Description of location
Valleyview Picnic Area Banff Legacy Trail or Hwy 1 eastbound
Cascade Ponds Picnic Area Lake Minnewanaka Road
Lake Minnewanka Picnic Area Lake Minnewanka Road
Two Jack Lake Picnic Area Lake Minnewanka Road
Tunnel Mountain Summit Town of Banff
Cave and Basin National Historic Site Town of Banff
Sulphur Mountain Summit Town of Banff
Hoodoos Viewpoint Tunnel Mountain Road
Muleshoe Picnic Area Bow Valley Parkway 1A
Silverhorn Creek Campground Icefields Parkway 93N
Glacier Lake Trail Icefields Parkway 93N

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Parks Canada’s red chairs: where it all started

In 2011, our friends at Gros Morne National Park came up with the idea to place sets of Adirondack chairs in lesser-known, stunning locations around the park, inviting visitors to enjoy and share on social media. Today, the iconic red chairs can be found in over 100 locations administered by Parks Canada.

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The Parks Canada red chairs are made from 100% recycled plastic saved from Canadian landfills.

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