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Banff National Park

Canada's first national park, spanning Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers.

Watch the sunset on a riverside stroll or feel the breath of glaciers in the alpine. Take your pick of over 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) of maintained trails. Many of the park’s most famous hikes are easily accessible from the Town of Banff and the village of Lake Louise.  

Parking is extremely limited in Lake Louise. Booking a seat on a Parks Canada shuttle is the best way to see Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, and the only way to see both lakes in one day. Reserve your seat at

Banff National Park also incorporates historic sites such as Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Banff Park Museum National Historic Site of Canada.

Banff National Park Fast Facts

  • Established in 1885 as Canada’s first National Park (third in the world) and was the birth of Canada’s vast national parks system.
  • Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The mountains are around 45 to 120 million years old.
  • The park encompasses Banff, the highest town in Canada at an elevation of 1,384 m (4,540 ft).
  • Banff is home to Alberta’s southernmost herd of the endangered woodland caribou.

For more information visit Banff National Park.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
5.0 based on 533 reviews
“Nice tour guide Mike!”
Nice tour guide Mike!
April 14, 2022, by 364wtw
Great tour with Mike! Was very lucky to have a private VIP tour as there was only me! So we had more time to enjoy and found two black bears on the way! Mike took good care of me, showed me many good...
“Always a beaut, that's why it's world famous”
Always a beaut, that
April 01, 2022, by Adventuress_Ali
It's gorgeous. Especially if you get out and explore. Tons of different levels for all people, even if you're physically challenged, the views and fresh air from even the roads are fantastic.
“Overdeveloped town with nice options”
Overdeveloped town with nice options
October 14, 2021, by fgon73
Nice National Park but a bit overdeveloped for my taste. The place is indeed nice, but expect to pay for it. The lakes are a must. Expect late check ins at hotels around 4pm or even later. Food...