Explore Banff your own way all year round.
Nature’s wonderland in the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park invites its visitors to partake in a stunning array of activities and tours. Choose your favorite activity to explore Banff all year round.
An FYI on Guided Activities in Banff National Park
Many local guide companies are licensed by Parks Canada to offer their services within Banff National Park, allowing you to partake in guided hiking tours, snowshoeing trips, backpacking and mountaineering activities, and much, much more.
Choose your guide company carefully. Look for guides who are accredited by either or both the following professional organizations-the Interpretive Guides Association or the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides-which uphold the highest standards of local knowledge and safety.
For those interested in a guided hiking, snowshoeing or mountaineering experience, any company offering back-country guiding services in Banff National Park must possess a guided outdoor activity license prior to commencing guiding activities.
Prohibited Activities in Banff National Park
The following prohibited activities violate the principles of Banff National Park:
* Collecting natural (eg. wildflowers, rocks, mushrooms, berries) or cultural objects (eg. arrowheads)
* Motorized off-road traveling
* Ice Fishing
* Hang gliding or any heavier-than-air aircraft
* Using personal watercraft (seadoos, wave runners, jet skis, super jet, etc).