Today, Banff National Park (6,641 square km / 2,564 square miles) is one of four adjoining mountain parks comprising more than 20,235 square km / 7,813 square miles of spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountain landscape. For current visitors, bathing in these same hot springs is but one of many activities offered in Canada’s foremost National Park.
Banff National Park is a year round playground in the Canadian wilderness. A four season recreational area that offers everything from downhill skiing & snowboarding terrain to hundreds of miles of mountain trails. Explore our landscape by bus or car, canoe or raft, on foot or skis. Enjoy the many sightseeing opportunities or photograph some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife on Earth.
Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park, the 3rd oldest in the world, established in 1885. The Park is 6,641 sq. km (2,564 sq. miles) in area. It is managed by Parks Canada, part of the federal department of Canadian Heritage.