Things To Know

Here is the information you will need to know during your stay in Banff National Park.

Parks Info

Town Info

 
Park Pass
Wildlife Corridors
10 Quick Facts about Wildlife Crossings
Cycling in the Park
Wildlife Hazards
Important Bulletins
Activities within the Park
Park Management
Banff National Park
Visitor Safety
How to Use Bear Spray
Mandatory Seasonal Restriction - Bow Valley Parkway 1A
Public Transit
Streets & Parking
Maps & Getting Around
Where to Eat
Where to Stay
Things to Do
 

Banff Lake Louise Tourism is committed to the protection and well-being of our environment and we ask that all participants and spectators do the same.

All event participants and spectators must have a valid National Park Pass. Banff National Park entry fees go towards maintaining the park's roadways, viewpoints, day use areas and trails - and the information, education, resource protection and public safety services offered by Parks Canada staff. 

Littering in a National Park is an offence and will be penalized. Bottles and garbage are to be discarded in feed zones only or taken to vehicles. Officials reserve the right to disqualify riders. Discarding any waste along the route is strictly forbidden.

*Special Notice* There is a high probability of wildlife encounters. If a bear is sighted along the race course the location of the sighting will be communicated to race organizers, support crew and Parks Canada wildlife experts. If the race has commenced and the Lead Vehicle at the head of the pack slows you MUST slow down and stop if required behind the vehicle. DO NOT pass the Lead Vehicle.

In the case of a wildlife situation the race start may be delayed or the race stopped by Course Marshals / Parks Warden / Commissaries and riders will have the opportunity to re-start once the situation is dealt with. Time concessions will be issued for any race stoppages. Riders are required to follow instructions from race officials, event crew, volunteers, Parks Canada staff and the Resource Management Officer.

o Lake Louise Road Race - If a bear is sighted along the race course the location of the sighting will be communicated to race organizers, support crew and Parks Canada wildlife experts. If the race has commenced and the Lead Vehicle at the head of the pack slows you MUST slow down and stop, if required, behind the vehicle. DO NOT pass the Lead Vehicle.

o Individual Time Trial - Should you notice wildlife on the road, particularly Bighorn Sheep, please 1) slow down, 2) give as wide a berth as safely possible, 3) do not intentionally startle the wildlife, 4) proceed with caution. Wildlife has the right of way. 

Information about how you can contribute to our waste reduction efforts.