Keep dogs on leash
Banff National Park
To protect this special place, we always keep our pets on leash, knowing that wildlife’s survival may depend on it.
Keeping our pets on leash and under physical control at all times is the law, for both their safety and to care for the wildlife that live here. Off-leash dogs can trigger aggressive behaviour from wildlife such as grizzly bears and elk, or harm smaller animals.
Pick up and dispose of your dog's waste in a garbage bin.
Dogs are not allowed on some trails – check parkscanada.gc.ca/banfftrails to find dog friendly trails in Banff National Park.
Do not leave pet food out. Store food dishes – empty or full. Never leave food dishes out at night.
Consider leaving your dog at home if you plan to camp, hike, or go into the backcountry.
Your actions matter! When you leave Banff National Park… leave it wild.
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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