Traveling to Banff National Park
Driving from the East
Banff National Park is only a 90-minute (140 km/87 mi) drive west of Calgary, Alberta, along the TransCanada Highway. Open year-round, the TransCanada is a well-maintained road that winds its way through the majestic Canadian Rockies. Many international carriers and airlines service the Calgary International Airport, making it easy and convenient to access this destination from locations around the world. Banff National Park is also accessible by rail, charter coach and scheduled bus service. If you would like to drive, major car rental agencies are conveniently located in Calgary, Banff and Lake Louise. The hamlet of Lake Louise is located only 45 minutes (58 km/35 mi) from the Town of Banff.
Driving from the West
Banff National Park can also be accessed from Vancouver via the TransCanada Highway. Like Calgary, Vancouver International Airport is serviced by a variety of international airlines and presents many options for traveling to Banff: chartered bus, shuttle, rail or car rental. Banff is located a scenic full day’s drive (850 km/530 mi) from Vancouver, which takes you through the Coast Mountains and wine-country of British Columbia before entering the stunning landscape of the Canadian Rockies. Many travelers also fly from Vancouver to Calgary and access the park from that side.