Today

23℃ / 73

Forecast

  • Sat
    17℃ / 63
  • Sun
    21℃ / 70

Explore the Park

Make the most of your visit with these tips for getting around

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 vehicle-free, learn about RV access, discover hidden gems within the park, and find real time parking information.

Transit and Shuttles

Explore Banff National Park using the many transit and shuttle options to enjoy the scenery vehicle-free.

Read More

Parking

When you drive into the park, use these tools to plan your route and find parking in advance. Entering Banff National Park by vehicle requires a Park Pass. Purchase yours online before you arrive for express entry into the park.

Read More

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. 

Read More

Hidden Gems

Find lesser-known adventures for your next day trip, including these hidden gems. 

Read More

Visiting key attractions

See our tips on visiting the most popular areas. Hint: Go early or later to experience Banff National Park’s long summer days.

Read More

Other ways to get around 

There are many other fun options that can enrich your experience. 

Read More

In Partnership With

 

If you're interested in Explore the Park...

You may enjoy these articles from our blog.

Exploring Banff and Lake Louise on Your Own Two Feet

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 23, 2017

Here are the best ways to take these destinations in stride!

Car-Free Banff and Lake Louise: Getting Around on Public Transit

Meghan J. Ward
May 1, 2017

Your complete guide to navigating the public transit services in Banff and Lake Louise.

Getting to Banff is Easier Than You Think

Meghan J. Ward
Jun 12, 2018

Once that airplane hits the tarmac, you’re just a short drive away from it all: Banff & Lake Louise.