Planning on travelling to Banff and Lake Louise? We can't wait to welcome you! Find information here to help you plan a safe and responsible visit.
Public health measures within Alberta have eased. Learn more about Alberta's current COVID-19 measures.
Health and Safety
We are committed to welcoming you to Banff and Lake Louise in a way that is safe for our community and visitors. You can help us by taking the following steps to explore responsibility in Banff National Park.
- Be considerate and continue to keep a healthy distance from other adventurers.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, and make use of hand sanitizer where available.
- Masks are required on transit, taxis and in specific settings.
- If you’re feeling unwell, please stay home.
- When accessing day use areas and trails within Banff National Park, please keep these things in mind:
- Take out what you take in. Carry your garbage with you until you can dispose of it in a safe manner, and keep our pristine national park as pure as possible. If garbage bins are full, you need to take your rubbish with you.
- Respect wildlife and give wild animals plenty of space.
Border & travel information
Familiarise yourself with border restrictions and travel requirements before you visit. Check the Canada Border Services Agency website for more information.
We are excited to welcome you to Banff and Lake Louise. Before travelling or booking, ensure you check your province’s advisory regarding travel between provinces.
- If arriving in Alberta by air, please note that proof of vaccination is required to fly domestically.
U.S. and International Visitors
Canada is welcoming fully vaccinated U.S. and international travellers. Visit the Canada Border Services Agency website to ensure you understand the requirements to travel to Canada.
National Parks are open and provide an opportunity for visitors and residents to recreate safely, maintain physical distancing and to enjoy the health and wellness benefits that come with being outdoors.
You can purchase your Banff National Park Pass online or in person at the Banff East Gates.
- Please check the Parks Canada website for seasonal road closures in Banff National Park.
- For real-time road closures and road conditions, refer to Alberta 511.
Banff National Park is happy to welcome campers!
Reserving your campsite in advance is recommended as first come first serve sites are limited. Some services are limited at campgrounds. For more information on camping and reservations please refer to Parks Canada.
Trails and Facilities
- Seasonal trails in Banff National Park are open for day use.
- Visitor services are available at the Banff and Lake Louise Visitor Centres in person, by phone or email.
- The Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Upper Hot Springs and Banff Park Museum are open.
- Public washroom facilities are open throughout the park.
For information on trails in Banff National park and trail conditions, please refer to Parks Canada.