Banff National Park forms part of the legendary Canadian Rockies, a region of untouched natural wonder. After the Canadian Pacific Railway opened the Rockies to the world in the 19th century, these precious lands were designated national park status to protect them for future generations – with Banff becoming Canada’s first official natural park, and the world’s third.
Since then, Banff and its neighbouring parks (Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho) have welcomed visitors from around the globe, promising alpine adventure, life-affirming vistas and close encounters with beloved indigenous wildlife. Banff is among the most popular of the Rockies’ protected provinces, providing a life’s worth of sights, sounds and discoveries within its cherished boundaries.
Travel Canada with Scenic, and you’ll journey to the heart of the Banff National Park, experiencing its extraordinary panoramas and natural elements first-hand. To give you a taste for what awaits in Canada’s most beloved national park, here we provide an in-depth guide to the highlights of Banff.