Banff National Park was founded in 1885 after the discovery of the Cave and Basin Hot Springs. Today, Banff is Canada's oldest and most famous national park.
This part of the Canadian Rockies is some of the most magnificent scenery anywhere in North America and has been home to the Winter Olympics. Major hotels and resort properties are situated throughout the area, offering breathtaking views and a full array of visitor services. The park offers many forms of both summer and winter recreation.
Visitors can tour historic sites, soak in hot springs, stroll along the shores of Lake Louise, spend a night in the historic Banff Springs Hotel, and drive the Icefields Parkway into adjoining Jasper National Park.
More than 1,000 miles of trails are located within the park.