Respect area closures
Banff National Park
To protect this special place we respect areas that are closed or restricted, because it's the law.
Research your route in advance and if you come upon a closure, change your plans. Together, we can make space for wildlife when they need it most.
Obeying area closures and restrictions is the law:Area closures and restrictions in Banff National Park protect ecologically sensitive areas, important habitat for sensitive species or species at risk, and locations where the potential for conflict between humans and wildlife is high. Regular seasonal closures occur in popular areas like Johnston Canyon, the Bow Valley Parkway, and Lake Minnewanka.
Before you head out, be sure to check:
Your actions matter! When you leave Banff National Park… leave it wild.
Obeying area closures and restrictions is the law. Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act, 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
Current wildlife warnings and closures
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