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Banff National Park is located in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Alberta, 128 kilometres from the city of Calgary. Direct shuttle service is available and there are plenty of local transit options to iconic destinations in the park. Parking is limited; visit BanffNow for updates. Campers will find 13 frontcountry campgrounds in Banff National Park. Extensive hotel accommodations are available in the town of Banff and the village of Lake Louise..

Getting here


Banff Visitor Centre
224 Banff Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1C3


Banff National Park is located in the province of Alberta in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is situated 128 km (80 miles) west of Calgary, 401 km (250 miles) southwest of Edmonton and 850 km (500 mi) northeast of Vancouver.

Transit and shuttles:
- To and from Calgary
- Around the Banff area
- Around the Lake Louise area


- BanffNow
- Banff Parking



The best Banff National Park experience happens when you step out of your vehicle and explore the park. Visit Explore the Park for more information on transit and parking. This summer Parks Canada, in partnership with Banff Lake Louise Tourism and the Town of Banff are pleased to offer visitors car free options to explore Banff National Park. 


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list 

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Lookout Lookout
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Bicycle rental Rentals
Restrooms Restrooms
ATM Bank or ATM
Gift Shop Gift shop
Parking Parking
Playground Playground
Kayak rental Rentals
Bus parking Bus parking
Information Information
Picnic area Picnic area
Canoe rental Rentals
Coffee shop Restaurant or café

Quick facts

  • Founded in 1885, Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park. 
  • Hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails traverse high mountain passes, turquoise glacial lakes, plunging waterfalls and steep canyons. 
  • The 232-kilometre Icefields Parkway, shared with Jasper National Park, is one of the world’s most famous drives. It skirts great glaciers and some of the Rockies’ tallest peaks, while offering chances to see wildlife along the way, from grizzlies to bighorn sheep.