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.
Here are Parks Canada's top tips to help ensure you spend more time enjoying the park. Great memories? Check!
Wildlife and you
Your actions matter! Help protect this special place by learning the #WildlifeRules before you visit.
Getting around Lake Louise
Visiting Lake Louise and Moraine Lake requires planning. Booking your shuttle in advance is required.
Clean Drain Dry
Planning to spend time on the water this summer in Banff National Park? Here’s what you need to know.
Fire information and updates
Do your part and stay informed! Your actions can help prevent unnecessary human-caused wildfires.
Seasonal closures and restrictions
Planning ahead is essential! Keep an eye on seasonal and safety closures to avoid disappointment.
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.
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.
Stewardship and management
Planning and management guiding documents, public consultations, information for businesses and residents, filmmakers, photographers and special events.
Parks Canada is working with Indigenous groups with longstanding connection to Banff National Park to strengthen connections with traditionally used lands...
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
Banff National Park is open year-round
Information centres, and Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection Stations hours
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