Plan your visit
Banff National Park
Home to glacial lakes and stunning mountain peaks, it's no wonder Banff National Park is an adventure seekers paradise! It's essential to plan ahead before vising Banff National Park.
Hours of operation
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How to get here
The best Banff National Park experience happens when you step out of your vehicle and explore the park.
Cost of daily park admission, Parks Canada Discovery Pass, camping fees, backcountry permit, fishing permit, guided hikes and other experiences in Banff...
Get information on purchasing your pass to visit Banff National Park.
Improvements and infrastructure
Construction projects in the mountain national parks
Parking at popular destinations fills up quickly. BanffNow offers real-time updates on traffic and available parking.
There is a lot you can do to prepare for your trip to Banff! Here are our top tips for visiting Banff National Park to ensure you make the most of your...
Wildlife and you
Your actions matter! Help protect this special place by learning the #WildlifeRules before you visit.
What to see
Top ten things to see and do in Banff National Park
Brochures and publications
Information on visiting Banff National Park
How to get here
Directions and distances to Banff National Park by air travel, public transit and shuttles and car.
Banff Visitor Centre
Location: 224 Banff Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1B3
+1 (403) 762-1550
Lake Louise Visitor Centre
Location: 201 Village Rd,
Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
+1 (403) 522-3833
Banff National Park is located in the province of Alberta in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is situated 128 km (80 miles) west of Calgary, 401 km (250 miles) southwest of Edmonton and 850 km (500 mi) northeast of Vancouver.
- The closest airport to Banff National Park is Calgary International Airport, approximately 144 km East of the park.
Public Transit and shuttles
- Relax and enjoy the scenery, even before you reach the park, using several transit options from Calgary to Banff National Park.
- There are a number of private transportation options available to transport you from Calgary to Banff. For a list of available services, visit Banff Lake Louise Tourism.
Facilities and services
Respect area closures
To protect this special place we respect areas that are closed or restricted, because it's the law.
Dispose of all garbage
We take responsibility for our own food and garbage, even if it feels inconvenient.
Keep dogs on leash
Your actions matter. Always keep pets on leash, knowing that wildlife’s survival may depend on it.
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