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Banff National Park

Established in 1885, Banff is Canada's oldest national park and covers over 6,600 sq. km of mountainous terrain from Canmore to the southern tip of the Columbia Icefields in the north. Whether you're near Banff, Lake Louise, Skoki, Bow Lake, or one of the many other countless unforgettable places, there's no shaking the feeling that you're in a place with a lot of history that's still begging to be explored.

Visit the official website for the latest advisories, trail conditions, camping information and other key details about the park.

Reports from this Region

The gorgeous view of Mt. Aberdeen from Haddo Peak, with Hungabee, Lefroy and Victoria in the background.
Aberdeen & Haddo

– Max. Elev. 3,162 m / 10,374ft. –
Scrambling / Mountaineering

The Valley Glows Beneath Big Bend Peak
Big Bend Peak

– Max. Elev. 2,824 m / 9,265ft. –
Scrambling / Hiking

Vibrant Helen Lake with Dolomite, Andromache, Hector and Bow Peak
Cirque Peak & Helen Lake

– Max. Elev. 2,993 m / 9,820ft. –
Hiking / Scrambling

Cresting the ridge with Redoubt Mountain dominating the background
Heather Ridge

– Max. Elev. 2,695 m / 8,842ft. –
Ski Touring / Scrambling

Hilda Peak summit with Mt. Athabasca in the background.
Hilda Peak

– Max. Elev. 3,058 m / 10,033ft. –
Scrambling / Climbing

Mt. Bourgeau and Harvey Lake
Mount Bourgeau

– Max. Elev. 2,930 m / 9,613ft. –
Hiking / Scrambling

Mt. Chephren from across its lake.
Mount Chephren

– Max. Elev. 3,280 m / 10,761ft. –

Saddle Mountain from the approach trail
Mount Fairview & Saddle Mountain

– Max. Elev. 2,748 m / 9,016ft. –
Hiking / Scrambling

Safely down from the north face of Mt. Forbes on a successful summit day.
Mount Forbes

– Max. Elev. 3,612 m / 11,850ft. –
Mountaineering / Hiking

Bypassing Little Hector on route to the true summit
Mount Hector

– Max. Elev. 3,394 m / 11,135ft. –
Mountaineering / Snowshoeing

The Valley of Ten Peaks from summit ridge of Mt. Temple
Mount Temple

– Max. Elev. 3,544 m / 11,627ft. –

The Clearwater Glacier from the summit of Mt. Willingdon
Mount Willingdon

– Max. Elev. 3,373 m / 11,066ft. –
Hiking / Scrambling

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