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Explore the Park

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How to get around Banff National Park

The best park experience happens when you step out of your vehicle and explore. Plan ahead to get the most of your trip. Use the guides below to explore car-free, learn about RV access, discover lesser-known adventures within the park, and find real time parking information.

Visiting Lake Louise or Moraine Lake in 2020

To support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and encourage Canadians to stay home, Parks Canada has closed all national parks to visitors until further notice. This includes visitor centres, parking lots and motor vehicle access to most secondary roads in Banff National Park. Shuttle reservations for Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, which were scheduled to launch on April 1, 2020, have been temporarily suspended. Details on shuttle reservations and operations for the 2020 season will be released as they become available. Sign up to receive alerts informing you when reservations are open and for information on how best to explore Banff National Park car-free. For the most updated information on the shuttle service and an FAQ please visit the Parks Canada website

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Transit and Shuttles

Explore Banff National Park without your car. 

* To help limit exposure to COVID-19, transit in Banff National Park is operating at a reduced capacity. For details please visit Roam Transit. All routes are fare-free until May 1, 2020. Find up-to-date COVID-19 information here.

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Parking

When you drive into the park, use these tools to plan your route and find parking in advance. 

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RV and Camping

Once you arrive at your campsite, you’ll be ready to explore. Use these tips to make the most of your visit. 

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