Banff COVID-19 Updates

Effective June 1, Banff National Park has started to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Please note, Parks Canada is limiting the number of visitors at some of Banff’s top attractions.

Parks Canada Banff National Park COVID-19 Updates

Please refer to this Parks Canada page for official Banff COVID-19 updates. This page provides the official updates on:

  • Access to Banff roads
  • Banff facilities status
  • Banff visitor services
  • Banff camping updates

For up-to-the-minute updates, please follow Banff National Park on Facebook and Twitter.

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Alberta Parks COVID-19 Update

The mountain parks of Kananaskis and Bow Valley Provincial Park are under the jurisdiction of the Alberta provincial government. Please refer to this Alberta Parks page for official Alberta Parks COVID-19 updates. This page provides the official updates on:

  • Alberta parks road closures
  • Alberta campground closures and reservations
  • Alberta fire ban
  • Backcountry safety

April 30 Update: In the “Early Actions” section of the Alberta Restart Plan, the Alberta government announced:

  • Vehicle access to parking lots and staging areas on public land and parks will open on May 1.
  • Alberta Parks’ online campground reservation system will open on May 14 for bookings at select campground starting June 1 onward.
  • Access to boat launches will open in select provincial parks May 1
Wildlife is enjoying a break from the tourists during the Banff COVID-19 closure
The bears are enjoying a vacation – Photo courtesy of Jayden Daniels Wild Imagery

Take a Virtual Trip to Banff

Just because you can’t visit Banff National Park in person, doesn’t mean you can’t take a virtual trip to Banff. Scratch that Rocky Mountain itch with these virtual Banff National Park resources:

Plan Your Trip to Banff

We’re locals who are passionate about our beautiful backyard. We’d love for you to visit Banff when it’s safe to do so.

We launched Travel Banff Canada in 2019, so we’re still small but are growing fast. We invite you to browse our Banff planning resources on our website. We don’t have it all on our site yet, so you won’t go wrong with the Banff & Lake Louise Tourism webpage.