Welcome to official site of Banff National Park

Banff National Park is Canada's first National Park and the flagship of the nation's park system. The Park highlights abundant sceneries, including Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain city and village, exuberant life, and scenic drives. Over 3 million visitors a year create the pilgrim's journey to the Park for a range of activities, including hiking, biking, skiing, and camping in the world's most exciting mountain scenery. Banff is recognized as part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more information, please visit this site.



Banff National Park's main draw is its spectacular Rocky Mountain landscape and plentiful wildlife, which includes anything from bighorn sheep to bears. Explore the Rockies on foot or bike on a vast network of trails. Drive over hundreds of kilometres of picturesque, paved parkways past crystalline lakes and glaciers, or go back to nature in 14 unique campsites.

Here are the top ten popular activities:


Roam Public Transit serves the Town of Banff, popular attractions, and is the Bow Valley's public transit system. If you visit Banff National Park, it is necessary to plan in advance. Roam Public Transit can get you to your destinations in the Park safely and efficiently. The fees vary from $1-$2 depending on age group, and children are free. The shuttle service opens all year round. The shuttle service opens all year round. For more information, click here.




  • Adult : $10.50

  • Senior: $9.00

  • Youth: FREE

  • Family/Group: $21.00

  • Commercial Group, per person: $9.00

  • Free admission for youth 17 and under. Find out more here.


  • Adult: $72.25

  • Senior: $61.75

  • Family/Group: $145.25

Contact Us

Banff National Park opens all year round.

Visitor Centres offer various information services, including maps, brochures, permits, backcountry reservations, up-to-date park information, weather, trail, avalanche and road reports, interpretive exhibits, and events.

There are three visitors centres:

Banff Visitor Centre

  • Hours: Daily, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Phone: 403-762-1550

  • Email:

  • Address: 224 Banff Avenue in the Town of Banff

Banff Information Kiosk

  • Hours: Daily, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Address: 327 Railway Avenue in the town of Banff

Lake Louise Visitor Centre*

  • Hours: Daily, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Phone: 403-522-3833

  • Email:

  • Address: Next to Samson Mall in the Village of Lake Louise

  • * Banff Lake Louise Tourism has an office in the Banff Visitor Centre and in the Lake Louise Visitor Centre.