Home to glacial lakes and stunning mountain peaks, it's no wonder Banff National Park is an adventure seekers paradise! It's important to plan ahead before vising Banff National Park.

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.

Getting here


Banff Visitor Centre

Phone number: +1 (403) 762-1550

Email address: pc.banff-vrc.pc@canada.ca

Location: 224 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1B3


Lake Louise Visitor Centre

Phone number: +1 (403) 522-3833

Email address: pc.lakelouiseinfo-infolakelouise.pc@canada.ca

Location: 201 Village Rd, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0



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

    Parking Information

  • BanffNow
  • Banff Parking
  • Fees

    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