Banff National Park

Banff National Park is a Canadian Rocky Mountain park located in Alberta, featuring glaciers, snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes and meadows, and abundant wildlife.

At Banff National Park in Alberta, there are a variety of activities to enjoy.

Explore the great outdoors! Take a hike around the park’s winding trails, or go camping in one of the campsites. Get up close and personal with nature by taking a canoe trip down the Bow River or heading out for a wildlife spotting adventure.

Visit the town of Banff. Take a stroll around the quaint downtown area, visit the many shops, restaurants and galleries, and enjoy the stunning views from the surrounding mountains.

Soak in the hot springs. There are several hot springs located within the park, offering visitors a chance to relax and enjoy the warm waters.

Take a scenic drive. From the winding roads to the stunning mountain views, a scenic drive is the perfect way to take in all that the park has to offer.

Visit the museums and cultural sites. Learn more about the history of the park and its people by visiting the various museums and historic sites located around the park.

Ski or snowboard. For those looking for a winter adventure, Banff National Park offers a variety of skiing and snowboarding opportunities, with runs for all levels.

How to get to Banff National Park

Facilities at Banff National Park

  • Hiking trails
  • Campgrounds
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Sightseeing
  • Boating/canoeing/kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Skiing/snowboarding
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ice skating
  • Hot springs
  • Wildlife tours
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cultural attractions
  • Ranger-led activities
  • Horseback riding
  • Rock climbing
  • Guided tours