6℃ / 43


  • Tue
    21℃ / 70
  • Wed
    16℃ / 61

Planning for Weather in Banff National Park

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What you should know

No matter the weather, there's plenty to do and see in Banff National Park.

Weather occurrences are a natural factor we must think about when planning a trip anywhere in the world. Depending on the time of year, in Banff National Park, we can experience frequent precipitation, quick temperature changes or smoke in the air from forest fires. But a little planning ahead can help us be prepared for any weather event. Here are some useful planning resources to help you be fully prepared for your trip and to stay up-to-date with relevant weather events or trail/road closures.

Blog Resources

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Banff and Lake Louise Webcams

View real time conditions in Banff and Lake Louise.

Parks Canada latest weather and closure information

Visit the Parks Canada website to learn about closures. Find Banff National Park updates and Kootenay National Park updates

While closures may occur to protect the safety of visitors, most of Banff National Park, including the Town of Banff and hamlet of Lake Louise, remain open and ready to welcome visitors.

Alberta wildfire information

Visit the Alberta Wildfire website for real-time fire maps and updates.

Highway Information

For the most up to date highway information visit Alberta Roads at or call 5-1-1 while in Alberta. For B.C. highway information visit

Backcountry Travellers heading to an affected area

Individuals with backcountry reservations in an area closure should contact 403-762-1556 or visit a Parks Canada Visitor Centre.

Area Air Quality Advisories

View all Environment Canada air quality advisories:

Real-time Parking for Popular day use areas and camping

For real-time information for services and attractions such as popular day use areas, availability of parking and campsites, messages on important traffic events, visit  

Call before you go

If staying at a hotel, call your hotel or tour operator for information on the area and whether their business is affected.

For visitors travelling to/from British Columbia

Please plan ahead for your trip using these resources:

Contact us

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Telephone: 1-403-762-8421

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.