Filming in Banff National Park

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The striking scenery and dramatic mountain backdrops available to cinematographers in Banff National Park are plentiful and abundant. This guide will provide you with a sampling of some of the most iconic, accessible and practical places from which to film in the park.

Please note that in order to film within the boundaries of Banff National Park, an application must be submitted to Parks Canada at least ten days prior to your filming activities. Once approved, a film/photography permit will be issued which outlines conditions and supplementary requirements associated with the production. Please click here to obtain additional information and an application for filming from Parks Canada.

Film permit fees are applied according to the Parks Canada fee structure and discounts are sometimes applied depending on expected content and exposure.

The media team at Banff Lake Louise Tourism is here to help you schedule your itinerary for shooting b-roll and/or live broadcasts in the park. We can also help you speak to the relevant stakeholders and lease holders regarding filming on specific properties and arrange interviews with local characters and experts. We also have a large library of HD b-roll available for your use. Please contact us for additional information and advice.