Improvements and infrastructure

Banff National Park

While in Banff National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones. To help you plan your visit, please see below for a list of current and upcoming projects. This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.

Parks Canada’s federal infrastructure investment program

Parks Canada’s federal infrastructure investment program

Parks Canada will invest $4.5 billion over 8 years to support infrastructure improvements within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

A significant amount of Parks Canada’s existing highway infrastructure assets require action now, and the paving projects, rock and slope stabilization, and rehabilitation of bridges planned as part of this historic investment will ensure safe and reliable roads while protecting the ecological and cultural integrity of our national treasures; the continued flow of commercial goods through these vital East-West corridors; and an improved visitor experience for the almost five million visitors to the mountain national parks each year.

As one of the largest federal custodians, Parks Canada manages a variety of real property and infrastructure assets. In Banff National Park, the infrastructure portfolio is wide-ranging and includes assets such as highways, bridges, contemporary and historic buildings, trails, campgrounds, water and wastewater treatment facilities, visitor centres and operations compounds.

Highways and roadways

For road conditions and current highway construction in Alberta, visit Alberta 511 or dial 511 (inside Alberta only). For highways in British Columbia, visit Drive BC or call 1-800-550-4997.

Summer 2024

Lake Louise Drive

Improvements to Lake Louise Drive are necessary to maintain and upgrade infrastructure for vehicle traffic and improve safety at bike and pedestrian crossings on a roadway that now hosts over one million vehicles each year.

Construction will impact traffic and increase congestion in the Lake Louise area this summer but will have significant long-term benefits for both visitors and wildlife. We thank you for your patience while these important improvements are completed.

Construction on Lake Louise Drive will begin on Tuesday May 21, 2024. Summer 2024 visitors are reminded to plan ahead, prepare for delays, and book a shuttle if they are planning to see Lake Louise or Moraine Lake.

Full details about the project can be found at:

Nigel Creek Bridge Construction (Icefields Parkway)

Starting July 2 construction work will be starting on the Nigel Creek Bridge, south of the Big Bend on the Icefields Parkway. Please prepare for traffic delays if travelling through this area.

  • The construction work is addressing outstanding renovations and improvements on the bridge.
  • Single lane alternating traffic and a speed reduction to 30km/h will be in place for the duration of the project.
  • Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • Construction is expected to be completed by November 30.
  • For updates on road conditions and construction, visit
Map of Nigel Creek Bridge construction (JPEG, 688KB)

Day-use areas and other sites

Summer 2024

Asphalt Resurfacing on the Promenade at the Lake Louise

Starting Monday, June 24 asphalt pavement resurfacing work will begin on the promenade along the Lake Louise lakeshore.

  • This work will be split into multiple phases to allow for visitors to access sections of the lakeshore promenade while other sections are undergoing work and will be closed.
  • Parks Canada and the Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise will work together to limit disruptions to visitors. Please respect all signage, barricades, and flagging personnel.
  • Asphalt resurfacing will take place during daylight hours and is expected to last 4 days. Please note, weather and other impacts may influence scheduling.
  • Improvements to the paved promenade are critical to ensure the lakeshore remains accessible and safe by removing tripping hazards and uneven surfaces.

For more information about the construction and how to visit the Lake Louise area this summer, please visit:

More information about impacted areas, as well as hiking trail access and detours.
Map of Asphalt Resurfacing on the Promenade at the Lake Louise (PDF 1.52 MB)
Castle Mountain Campground

Started in fall 2022, Parks Canada will begin the construction of a new washroom facility within Castle Mountain Campground. The first-come-first-serve campground is currently closed and will continue to be for the duration of construction.

The completed facility aims to improve the visitor experience at the campground and will include accessible universal washrooms. The project is scheduled for completion by Summer 2024.

What to know before you visit

When visiting or driving through Banff National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones. Trip planning information is available by visiting:

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