Banff National Park
Rocky Mountain peaks, glacial lakes, and adventure come together in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Winter is a special time of the year to visit Banff. Here is all the information you need to plan your snowy visit to Banff National Park.
Visiting the national park this winter? Park passes are required for entry into Banff National Park. Learn more and order yours here!
Planning to explore Banff National Park? Ensure to check the Trail Conditions Report prior to heading into the national park.
Experience and learn about the hot springs in Banff National Park by visiting two great Parks Canada administered sites for one low price!
Banff’s ski season is one of the longest in North America, running mid-November through April! Wax up your skis and enjoy one of many cross-country ski trails.
Lace up your boots and enjoy one of many winter walking trails. Use the information on this page to choose a safe and fun destination.
Visiting Banff National Park
Explore activities and attractions in Banff National Park.
How to get here, local attractions, and facilities and services.
Types of accommodations, equipped camping, and nearby accommodations.
Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Banff National Park entry and service fees help support visitor services and facilities.
Natural hazards are a part of the national park experience. Learn the most common risks and how to avoid them.
About Banff National Park
Learn about the conservation work being done to protect Banff National Park's wilderness.
Planning and management guiding documents, public consultations, information for businesses and residents, filmmakers, photographers and special events.
Parks Canada is working with Indigenous groups with longstanding connection to Banff National Park to strengthen connections with traditionally used lands...
Contact Banff National Park
Location: Banff Visitor Centre
Location: Lake Louise Visitor Centre
For emergencies within the park:
For backcountry emergencies (with satellite phone):
For non-emergency incidents:
Banff Dispatch (24 hours):
Hours of operation
Banff National Park is open year-round
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