Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park and was established in 1885. Located in the Rocky Mountains, west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, Banff is a world class destination that features turquoise glacial lakes, dense coniferous forest, abundant wildlife and alpine landscapes. Over three million visitors a year make the pilgrimage to the park for a variety of activities including hiking, biking, skiing and camping in some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery.
For a list of day hikes in Banff National Park, please visit this Parks Canada page.
Most trails are well maintained by Park staff.
From Prince George, take Highway 16 East 348 km till you reach the intersection for the turn-off to Jasper town site. Turn Right onto the Ice Fields Parkway. Travel 228 km till you merge with the Trans-Canada Highway heading east. Travel another 57 km till you reach the Banff town site.