Banff & Lake Louise is full of ruggedly dramatic mountains, vibrantly coloured lakes, and verdant valleys. It is a spectacular setting for photography and filming.
This guide provides a selection of the most iconic and accessible places to film and shoot in Banff & Lake Louise. It is divided into three locations:
- Filming in and around the town of Banff
- Filming in and around Lake Louise
- Filming along the Bow Valley Parkway
Permits for commercial filming and photography
To undertake commercial filming and photography within Banff National Park you must submit an application to Parks Canada at least 15 business days prior to your filming or shooting. Once approved, a film/photography permit will be issued which sets the conditions and supplementary requirements for the production.
Permit fees are applied according to the Parks Canada fee structure. Discounts are sometimes applied depending on anticipated content and exposure.
For more information and to apply for a permit for filming or photography, please visit the Parks Canada website.
Assistance and Resources
The media team at Banff & Lake Louise Tourism is able to help you schedule your itinerary for shooting b-roll and/or live broadcasts. We can also help you speak to the relevant stakeholders and leaseholders regarding filming on specific properties and arrange interviews with local characters and experts. We have a large library of HD b-roll available for your use.
Please contact us for additional information and advice.