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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I come to Banff National Park?

As of March 25, Banff National Park cannot be accessed by visitors. 

  • Parks gates, parking lots, Visitor Services, washrooms, and access to its National Historic Sites, including the Cave & Basin and Banff Upper Hot Springs in Banff National Park are closed. 
  • Camping facilities, including backcountry campgrounds, are closed.
  • Parks Canada is still managing snow removal, fire response, avalanche forecasting and control, and more.

Are businesses open in the park?


All ski hills have now ceased operations. 


Some accommodations are accepting guests.

Only a few restaurants are open with modified service and stringent social distancing practices. Some retail is open. Please check with individual businesses to find out whether they are open or closed. 

What health precautions can I take while travelling?

Public health officials are asking that no one travels if it is not essential. The best thing everyone can do is wash your hands, wash surfaces, use hand sanitizers and follow Alberta Health Services (AHS) guidelines

Are there any cases of COVID-19 in Banff?

AHS is the authority on new cases. They update their information daily. Banff is included in the Calgary Zone. We encourage you to check for the most recent information from AHS.

What do I do if I’m in Banff National Park and am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

Immediately self-isolate. If you are staying at a hotel the hotel can help you do this.

Do international guests need to self-isolate if they’ve arrived?

If you travelled from outside Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor symptoms—cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing—please:

Those needing Canadian travel advice can find it here.

Are there translation services available for visitors who do not speak English or French?

Yes – AHS has translation services available for those who need it.

Have any occupancy restrictions been placed on hotels in Banff?

No. Not at this time.

Have any restrictions been placed on restaurants in Banff?

Yes. To ensure health and safety, no more than 50 people or 50 per cent of occupancy is allowed in all food establishments. This includes sit-down restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, food courts and other food-serving facilities. Take-out, delivery or drive-through service is being offered.