Plan your visit

Banff National Park

Home to glacial lakes and stunning mountain peaks, it's no wonder Banff National Park is an adventure seekers paradise! It's essential to plan ahead before visiting Banff National Park.

Hours of operation

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How to get here

The best Banff National Park experience happens when you step out of your vehicle and explore the park.

Seasonal closures and restrictions

Get more information on planned closures and restrictions in Banff National Park.


Cost of daily park admission, Parks Canada Discovery Pass, camping fees, backcountry permit, fishing permit, guided hikes and other experiences in Banff...

Park passes

Get information on purchasing your pass to visit Banff National Park.

Improvements and infrastructure

Construction projects in the mountain national parks


Parking at popular destinations fills up quickly. BanffNow offers real-time updates on traffic and available parking.

Pre-arrival checklist

There is a lot you can do to prepare for your trip to Banff! Here are our top tips for visiting Banff National Park to ensure you make the most of your...

Wildlife and you

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

What to see

Top ten things to see and do in Banff National Park

Brochures and publications

Information on visiting Banff National Park

How to get here

How to get here


Banff Visitor Centre
Location: 224 Banff Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1B3

+1 (403) 762-1550


Lake Louise Visitor Centre

Location: 201 Village Rd,
Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

+1 (403) 522-3833



Banff National Park is located in the province of Alberta in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is situated 128 km (80 miles) west of Calgary, 401 km (250 miles) southwest of Edmonton and 850 km (500 mi) northeast of Vancouver.

Air travel

Public Transit and shuttles

  • Relax and enjoy the scenery, even before you reach the park, using several transit options from Calgary to Banff National Park.

Private transport

  • There are a number of private transportation options available to transport you from Calgary to Banff. For a list of available services, visit Banff Lake Louise Tourism.

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
ATM Bank or ATM
Bus parking Bus parking
Camping Camping
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Gift Shop Gift shop
Accommodation Accommodation
Information Information
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Pay parking Pay parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Canoe rental Rentals
Bicycle rental Rentals
Kayak rental Rentals
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Restrooms Restrooms

Respect area closures

To protect this special place we respect areas that are closed or restricted, because it's the law.

Dispose of all garbage

We take responsibility for our own food and garbage, even if it feels inconvenient.

Keep dogs on leash

Your actions matter. Always keep pets on leash, knowing that wildlife’s survival may depend on it.

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