Explore Banff

One of the most protected and precious places in the world, Banff offers the chance to experience the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains and glacier-fed lakes, wildlife and small-town charm. There is a thriving arts and culture scene along with a number of museums and galleries to explore. As a National Park and, since 1984, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff maintains a peaceful atmosphere for scenic picnics and hikes among the mountains.

Purchasing a Banff Park Pass

Upon arrival in the National Park you will need to purchase a “Discovery Pass” to gain access to Banff – approximately $10/day depending on the number of adults in the vehicle. You can purchase a pass in person upon entry into the park, or online prior to arrival from the Banff Lake Louise website. Please ensure you display this pass in your vehicle at all times while in Banff National Park.


Weather in the Rockies can be unpredictable. Make sure to pack layers to adjust to the temperature throughout the day.

What To Do

There are countless activities available in Banff to satisfy all interests. Take a relaxing Gondola up Sulphur Mountain, followed by a dip in the Upper Hot Springs. For the history enthusiasts, tour a Cave and Basin National Historic Site or visit any of the stunning art galleries and museums. Alternatively you can tour the Town of Banff to explore local shops and restaurants or take in the natural beauty while canoeing, cycling, fishing, kayaking, swimming and golfing. For more information please visit Banff’s attractions site.

Popular Activities

Sulphur Mountain Gondola

Upper Hot Springs

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Art Galleries and Museums

Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise


For more information, please visit this website.