Nature and science
Banff National Park is part of a system of national parks created with the goal of protecting representative examples of the natural diversity of Canada!
In our system plan, we recognize 39 natural land regions based on landscape, geography, climate and what lives there. Parks Canada works to ensure that the cultural and ecological integrity of these places is managed, maintained and restored so that future generations can also experience, understand and enjoy them.
Banff National Park is a special place, and home to an abundance of wildlife! This incredible diversity of wildlife is a reflection of the wide range of habitats found in the park due to variations in elevation, climate, and plant communities. Banff National Park is home to such wildlife as: