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Banff National Park


© Paul Zizka 

Rocky Mountain scenery and abundant wildlife – from bighorn sheep to bears - are the star attractions of Banff National Park. Plunge into the Rockies on foot or by bike on an expansive network of trails. Drive past crystalline lakes and glaciers on hundreds of kilometres of paved scenic parkways or get back to nature at 14 diverse campgrounds. History lovers can explore national historic sites, while winter brings skiing, snowshoeing and sightseeing.

Looking for more? Contact Banff / Lake Louise Tourism for information about commercial guided tours, attractions, dining or accommodation. Private licensed guides are available through the Interpretive Guides Association or the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

Need gear? Contact Banff / Lake Louise Tourism for equipment rentals.

Walking, snowshoeing or tobogganing? You don’t need to venture far to be in avalanche terrain. Not all signed trails are safe for winter travel. November through June, check the Winter Trails Map for safe and fun options, or contact any Parks Canada Visitor Centre.

Reserve your campsite!
1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)

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Prohibited Activities

  • Hunting
  • Motorized off-road travelling
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Paragliding
  • Parachuting
  • Hang gliding or any heavier-than-air aircraft
  • Use of personal watercraft, (such as Sea Doos, Jet Skis etc.) or water skiing equipment
  • Collecting natural (eg. wildflowers, rocks, mushrooms, berries) or cultural objects (eg. arrowheads)

National Park Acts, Regulations and Guidelines