Banff National Park
Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, and adventure come together in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visiting Banff National Park
Activities and experiences
Explore activities and attractions in Banff National Park.
Plan your visit
How to get here, local attractions, and facilities and services.
Camping and over night accommodations
Types of accommodations, equipped camping, and nearby accommodations.
Make a reservation for campsites, accommodations, and select activities.
Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Banff National Park entry and service fees help support visitor services and facilities.
Safety and guidelines
Natural hazards are a part of the national park experience. Learn the most common risks and how to avoid them.
About Banff National Park
Nature and science
Learn about the conservation work being done to protect Banff National Park's wilderness.
For 10,000 years people have been using areas of Banff National Park. Explore the rich culture and history of Canada's first national park.
Stewardship and management
Planning and management guiding documents, public consultations, information for businesses and residents, filmmakers, photographers and special events.
Contact Banff National Park
Location: Banff Visitor Centre
Location: Lake Louise Visitor Centre
For emergencies within the park:
For backcountry emergencies (with satellite phone):
For non-emergency incidents:
Banff Dispatch (24 hours):
Hours of operation
Park access: Banff National Park is open year-round.
Information centres: See all hours
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Cave and Basin National Historic Site
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Banff Park Museum National Historic Site
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Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site
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