Parks Canada - Banff National Park

Parks Canada - Banff National Park
Parks Canada - Banff National Park

Parks Canada - Banff National Park

Canada’s first national park just might be the most famous in the world

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Majesty in the mountains

Canada’s First National Park Banff National Park is one of the world’s leading tourism destinations offering unparalleled mountain nature, beauty, waterways, adventure, and culture. Comprised of both the hamlet of Lake Louise and the town of Banff, the area offers year-round outdoor activities for hiking, biking, camping, wildlife viewing, sightseeing, fishing, canoeing, bird watching as well as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice-climbing, and ice diving. As Canada’s first and oldest national park, it is a must-see destination on any traveller’s bucket list. Hours of Operation Banff Visitor Centre 224 Banff Avenue in the town of Banff Hours of Operation 2015 - 2016: June 19 to September 6: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. September 7 to June 18: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. December 25: closed Lake Louise Visitor Centre Village of Lake Louise, next to Samson Mall Hours of Operation 2015 – 2016: October 14 to April 30: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays May 1 to June 11: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 12 to September 7: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. September 8 to October 12: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. October 13 to April 30, 2016: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Thursdays to Sundays only, closed December 25) Park Pass Banff National Park is a protected national park which requires a Park Pass for travel inside the park. Park Passes can be purchased at any of the park entry gates or Parks Canada Visitor Centres. For more information call toll free 1.800.748.7275. Daily Admission (rates may change): Adult - $9.80 Senior - $8.30 Youth - $4.90 Family/Group - $19.60 Commercial group/person - $8.30 School group/student - $3.90 Annual - Discovery Pass Adult - $67.70 Senior - $57.90 Youth - $33.30 Family/Group - $136.40 Prices are subject to change.

Why Go

Banff National Park is one of the world’s leading tourism destinations offering unparalleled mountain nature, beauty, waterways, adventure, and culture. Comprised of both the hamlet of Lake Louise and the town of Banff, the area offers year-round outdoor activities for hiking, biking, camping, wildlife viewing, sightseeing, fishing, canoeing, bird watching as well as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice-climbing, and ice diving. As Canada’s first and oldest national park, it is a must-see destination on any traveller’s bucket list.

What's Great

With its Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise lakes, and scenic drives, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has captured traveler’s imaginations for generations for its world class skiing, hiking, camping, and majestic views of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

Local Tip:

Visit Lake Louise on weekdays when it’s not as busy for the perfect Insta-worthy shot.