Banff National Park is one of two parks protecting Alberta’s Rocky Mountains bordering British Columbia; the other park is Jasper.
You’ll see some of the most astounding landscapes on the planet in Banff National Park: snowcapped mountains, huge river valleys, alpine forests, ludicrously blue lakes and charming mountain hamlets.
Covering 6,641 square km (2,564 square miles), Banff was the first national park to be declared in Canada, focusing on the area’s famous thermal hot springs.
Most visitors come to Banff National Park for the legendary skiing, spectacular views and peerless rock climbing and hiking. The park has information centers in Banff, Lake Louise and Upper Hot Springs.
Banff National Park is crossed by the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93), linking Lake Louise in the south with Jasper in the north.
Hire a car to come here, take an organized tour, catch a bus from Calgary or ride the sightseeing train between Banff and Vancouver.
Tours & Tickets
Discover Canada's beautiful mountain lakes and waterfalls during this day trip from Calgary. Explore Banff National Park and visit Lake Louise, the 'Jewel of ... Read more
Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
Travel from Calgary to Jasper on this one-way Canadian Rockies day trip by coach, ideal for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts and casual sightseers alike. ... Read more
Location: Calgary, concludes Jasper, Canada
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)