Banff National Park is a very special place to enjoy a backcountry experience. As a backcountry user, you can access treasured natural wonders not seen by most park visitors—and experience them without the crowds associated with the park’s more accessible attractions.

This section of the Banff National Park website is designed to help you plan a safe and enjoyable visit of Banff National Park’s backcountry, while keeping the natural environment as healthy as possible.

New! Reservation launch March 1, 2018 at 8:00 am MST

Reserve your backcountry permit:

  • Online 24/7 at: reservation.pc.gc.ca
  • By calling: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)