Leave the car for the day and catch public transit where you can in Banff National Park.
Parking in Banff
As Banff becomes more pedestrian friendly this summer, plan ahead and make your visit seamless. Use these tools to plan your driving route and find parking in advance in Banff National Park.
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 Fenlands Parking for up to 12 hours or the Train Station Public Parking Lot (closed in the winter) for up to 9 hours. These lots are free and just an eight - ten minute walk to downtown Banff.
Paid parking is now in effect in downtown Banff. Visit the Town of Banff website for further details and to learn where free parking is available.
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.
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 Park and Ride (located on Highway 1, 6 km east of the exit to Lake Louise), and the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola.
Paid parking will be in effect at the Lake Louise Lakeshore from mid-May to mid-October, 2021. 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.