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Leave the car for the day and catch public transit where you can in Banff National Park.

Parking in Banff

Find a Banff parking map (including RVs), current capacity at Banff parking lots, and traffic cameras with estimated travel times on the Town of Banff’s parking page

Use the Banff Avenue/Minnewanka exit if: 
•    You’re staying in a hotel or camping and leave your car or RV in the campground or hotel and catch transit or walk.

Use the Norquay Road exit if: 
•    You’re visiting for the day. Park in the Train Station Public Parking Lot. It’s free and you can park there for nine hours. It’s just an eight minute walk to downtown Banff. 

Parking in Lake Louise

See the Parks Canada website 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.
 
For RVs, roadside parking in Lake Louise is limited. Find RV parking in three locations: behind the Husky gas station in the village of Lake Louise, the Lake Louise overflow parking lot (located on Highway 1, 5.5 km east of the exit to Lake Louise), and the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola.

For summer 2020, access to the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola shuttle is not available.

Visit Parks Canada’s Banff Now page to check the current parking capacity of many destinations within Banff National Park. Entering Banff National Park by vehicle requires a Park Pass, bypass the lines and purchase yours online before your arrival.

Plan Your Stay

Browse and book accommodation and lodging packages with our trip planning tool. To learn about the different types of accommodation available in Banff and Lake Louise, visit our Places to Stay page or Contact Us to speak to a local expert.