Banff National Park

Located in the jaw-droppingly beautiful Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park attracts millions of people every year to enjoy its unique vistas. Comprising more than 6,000 square kilometres, Banff National Park contains snow-capped peaks fringed by aquamarine lakes and soft pine trees. A trip to the apex of Sulphur Mountain will reward you with some of the best views in Canada looking out across the unspoilt alpine scenery. With cascading waterfalls and a vast array of wildlife to discover throughout, Banff National Park is a dream holiday destination for the outdoors adventurer.

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  • Admiring the views of Lake Louise in Banff National Park - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

  • Hiking Sentinal Pass in the alpine valley of Banff National Park - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism - Paul Zizka

  • Hiking Moraine Lake - Discover Banff Tours/Travel Alberta

  • Hiking on Banff Highline - Yamnuska Mountain Advenures

  • Canoeing on Moraine Lake - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Jake Dyson

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course - Travel Alberta

  • Aerial shot of Egypt Lake, Banff National Park - Clark Monson

  • Bow River horseback adventure - Discover Banff Tours/Travel Alberta

  • Rock climbing with Fairmont Lake Louise in the background - John Price

  • Casual hike in the alpine meadows of Banff - Travel Alberta/John Price

  • Looking at the view on Skoki Mountain, Banff National Park - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

  • Two people canoe Bow Lake - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

  • Taking selfies at Little Beehive - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

  • Sunshine Meadows view, Banff National Park - Rachel Gillcrist

  • Couple driving through Banff National Park, Alberta - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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