To protect this special place we respect areas that are closed or restricted, because it's the law.

Research your route in advance and if you come upon a closure, change your plans. Together, we can make space for wildlife when they need it most.


Obeying area closures and restrictions is the law:

Area closures and restrictions in Banff National Park protect ecologically sensitive areas, important habitat for sensitive species or species at risk, and locations where the potential for conflict between humans and wildlife is high. Regular seasonal closures occur in popular areas like Johnston Canyon, the Bow Valley Parkway, and Lake Minnewanka.

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An aerial shot of mountains in Banff National Park.

Banff National Park: this place is special. 

It’s alive, wild, and interconnected.

It’s thriving… yet fragile.

To protect this special place, we respect areas that are closed or restricted, even if no one is around to see.

Research your route in advance, and if you come upon a closure, change your plans.

Your actions matter.

Together, we can make space for wildlife when they need it most.

Your actions matter.

When you leave Banff National Park...

On screen animation that reads "Respect Closures".

Leave it wild.

Hashtag Wildlife Rules. Protect this special place, Banff National Park appears on screen.

Website URL: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/wildliferules

Before you head out, be sure to check:

Your actions matter! When you leave Banff National Park… leave it wild.


Obeying area closures and restrictions is the law. Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act, be required to appear in court, and could pay fines up to $25 000.

Please report bear, cougar, wolf and coyote sightings and encounters to Banff Dispatch: 403-762-1470

Important links
Current wildlife warnings and closures