Banff National Park

Alcohol and cannabis ban in effect in campgrounds for summer long weekends

Issued: May 19, 2023

Ends: September 05, 2023

WHAT: Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the possession and consumption of cannabis and cannabis products during summer long weekends is prohibited by order of the Superintendents.

Pursuant to Section 13(b) of the National Parks Camping Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is hereby prohibited during summer long weekends by order of the Superintendents.

WHERE: Tunnel Mountain Village I, Tunnel Mountain Village II, Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court, Two Jack Main, Two Jack Lakeside, Cascade Overflow, Johnston Canyon, Castle Mountain, Protection Mountain, Lake Louise Trailer, Lake Louise Tent, Lake Louise Overflow, Rampart Creek, Silverhorn, Waterfowl Lakes and Mosquito Creek.


- Victoria Day long weekend: Friday May 19 – Monday May 22, 2023

- Canada Day long weekend: Friday June 30 – Monday July 3, 2023

- Heritage Day long weekend: Friday August 4 – Monday August 7, 2023

- Labour Day long weekend: Friday September 1 – Monday September 4, 2023

Policies are in effect from 7 a.m. on the first day until 11 a.m. on the last day.

PENALTY:  Violation of this prohibition may result in immediate cancellation of your camping permit, eviction from the campground, or charges under the Canada National Parks Act; maximum penalty $25 000. Camping fees will not be refunded.


Salman Rasheed,
Superintendent, Banff Field Unit

François Masse
Superintendent, Lake Louise, Yoho, Kootenay Field Unit

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