Leave the car for the day and catch public transit where you can in Banff National Park.
Parking in Banff
The Town of Banff is only 4-square-kilometres in area, making walking and cycling the best way to get around. Parking is limited in the downtown core, park in the Train Station Public Parking Lot for up to 9 hours. It’s free and less than a 10-minute walk to downtown Banff. Additionally Roam Public Transit serves the entire town and connects with all major attractions in Banff National Park, with stops near major parking areas.
Find a Banff parking map (including RVs) and current capacity of Banff parking lots on the Town of Banff’s parking page.
Paid parking is in effect in downtown Banff, and is best for short-term parking. Visit the Town of Banff website for further details.
Parking in Lake Louise
Visit Parks Canada for information on parking in the Lake Louise area and alternative transit options. Ensure you plan ahead with plenty of options to explore and experience Banff National Park for the day, or arrange a longer stay in the area, to give you more flexibility.
Parking in the Lake Louise area is extremely limited and lots fill up early in the morning. Park at the Parks Canada Park & Ride and use Parks Canada shuttles to access Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Shuttles must be booked in advance.
Paid parking is in in effect at the Lake Louise Lakeshore from May to October. Visit the Parks Canada website for further details.
Real time parking information
Entering Banff National Park by vehicle requires a Park Pass, bypass the lines and purchase yours online before your arrival.