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Banff National Park

View looking across Lake Louise with Mount Fairview in the background
Two people snowshoeing across Bow Lake on the Icefields Parkway in the winter

Banff National Park is famous for its vibrant lakes, majestic mountains and easy access to outdoor adventures of all kinds.

The park spans 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of striking mountainous terrain in the vast wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. Canada’s first national park and the world’s third, it has a rich heritage as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations.

The bustling Banff townsite and village of Lake Louise are uniquely located in the national park. In this one of a kind place, there’s something for everyone to discover. Whether you come for the spectacular valleys and rugged peaks, the authentic Canadian eats, the vibrant arts and culture scene, or a little bit of everything, there’s no shortage of unforgettable ways to immerse yourself in Banff National Park.

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Park Pass

Don't forget to buy your Banff National Park Pass

Everyone visiting Banff or Lake Louise needs to purchase a Park Pass for entry into the National Park. Buy yours online and save time and hassle when arriving at the park entrance.

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Did you know...

More than stunning turquoise lakes and breathtaking mountain vistas, Banff National Park is:

  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Canada's first National Park
  • 1,600+ kms of hiking trails
  • 3 world-class ski resorts
  • Over 2,468 campsites
  • In excess of 1,000 glaciers
  • And so much more!