Wildlife and you
Banff National Park
Learn how to securely store food while in Banff National Park. Never feed wildlife, big or small.
To protect the wildlife in Banff National Park, we take responsibility for our own food and garbage.
Give all wildlife space when you visit Banff. Learn how to view wildlife from a safe distance.
When driving in Banff National park, always obey the posted speed limits and be aware of the road conditions.
Respect areas that are closed or restricted in Banff National Park, it's the law.
To protect this special place, we always keep our pets on leash in Banff National Park.
Banff National Park is a special place! It’s home to hundreds of species, including grizzly bears, wolves, elk and more. The chance to view wildlife in their natural environment is one of the most exciting things about visiting the mountain national parks. #WildlifeRules this special place, and you can help them survive by keeping them wild.
Help protect this special place by learning the #WildlifeRules before you visit:
Your actions matter! When you leave Banff National Park… leave it wild.
Wildlife may be present anywhere in Banff National Park (including in the townsites).
It is illegal to feed, entice or disturb any wildlife in a national park. Violators will be charged, be required to appear in court, and could pay fines up to $25 000.
Please report bear, cougar, wolf and coyote sightings and encounters to Banff Dispatch: 403-762-1470
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