Banff National Park
Four Season Views & Recreation
There is only one place in the world that can genuinely offer spectacular natural mountain scenery, abundant wildlife and four-season recreation in a protected National Park setting. Welcome to the town of Banff and hamlet of Lake Louise in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to Banff National Park means an exploration of the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies and its pristine surroundings. It also offers experiences in winter adventure, wildlife and a true mountain lifestyle.
Canada's first national park is home to a variety of distinctive natural features as well as numerous cultural and historical sites. Banff National Park is part of the UNESCO Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.
Visitors to the national parks must purchase a park entry permit, available at park gates and visitor centres in Banff and Lake Louise.
For more information about Banff National Park and other parks in Canada, please visit the Parks Canada website.
Safety and Hazards
The awe-inspiring scenery can pose some awe-inspiring hazards too. To ensure your trip is both a memorable and safe one, please take the time to read up on the most common risks, and how to avoid them. (Information courtesy of Parks Canada.)