Banff National Park entry and service fees help support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit, you are investing in the park — and in a legacy for future generations.

Free admission in 2017

Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast.

To mark this special year, we’re offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations, and we want you to join us for the celebration.


Day Pass

  • Provides entry to Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Waterton Lakes and Elk Island national parks
  • Valid until 4:00 p.m. on the day after purchase

Available in-person at Parks Canada's park gates and information centres and at the following partner locations:

British Columbia Visitor Centre
Friends of Yoho National Park

Available online at:

Banfflakelouise.com

Discovery Pass

  • Provides entry into more than 100 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across Canada
  • Valid for a full year until the end of the calendar month of purchase

Available in-person at Parks Canada's park gates and information centres and at the following partner locations:

Alberta Motor Association (*AMA membership required)
British Columbia Visitor Centre
CrossIron Mills
Campers Village
Friends of Yoho National Park
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
Tourism Canmore Kananaskis

Available online at:

Banfflakelouise.com
Parks Canada


AMA Travel At AMA Travel, we can help plan all-inclusive vacations, book cruises, or your family trip to Disney or the Rocky Mountains. Members receive exclusive benefits and savings.

Visitor information site for the communities of Banff and Lake Louise. Includes photos, news, town services directory, trip planning guide and events calendar.

Hello BC Courteous, knowledgeable staff who provide professional visitor counselling, itinerary planning, accommodation plus activity and attractions ticketing including transportation and community information on all areas of British Columbia.

Camper's Village   Campers Village, an Alberta owned and operated outdoor retailer, helps recreational families focus on memory making by providing quality products and expert advice since 1963.

  Accredited Visitor Information Provider, CrossIron Mills Guest Services staff provide current Alberta travel information and recommendations. Featuring over 200 stores and outlets, this is a must see destination!

Friends of Yoho  The Friends of Yoho National Park exist to promote appreciation, understanding and respect for the both the natural and cultural history of Yoho National Park.

 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is a Canadian consumers' cooperative, which sells outdoor recreation gear and clothing exclusively to its members.

Tourism Canmore Kananaskis   Tourism Canmore Kananaskis is a Destination Marketing Organization. Our goal is to welcome visitors to the Canmore Kananaskis area so that they can have an authentic and unique mountain lifestyle experience.