Banff became Canada's first and the world's third national park in 1885. Extending across 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of tranquil valleys, mountains, forests, meadows, rivers and pristine lakes.
Travellers from all around the province and the world consider Banff National Park as one of the world's premier destination spots, offering many vacation and adventure opportunities.
The summer brings warm, sunny days for hiking, biking, camping, climbing and photography. The winter sees crispy, snowy days for tracking, skating, and alpine and nordic skiing.
Watch for animals on the roadways. Drive with care and be prepared to avoid a collision at alltimes. Be especially cautious at dusk and dawn, when visibility is poor and animals are most active.