Getting to our wonderful Canmore and Banff area is super easy. If you’re flying in, the Calgary International Airport will likely be your first stop. From there a shuttle or rental car is only 90 minutes to Canmore; travel west via Calgary’s new “Stoney Trail” highway and then along Canada’s Trans Canada Highway #1. Canada’s Highway #1 connects right through to Vancouver so if you’re coming from British Columbia no problem. Multiple US/Canada Border Crossings between Alberta/Montana/Idaho/Washington/British Columbia are available to get our American neighbors up here.
Driving to Canmore is scenic and beautiful no matter which direction you’re coming from or what time of year it is. Highway #1 (also called the Trans Canada Highway) is the main east-west route right across Canada. It is very well maintained which is especially nice during our winter season. The Icefields Parkway, considered one of the most scenic stretches of highway in the world, runs north-south connecting Jasper with the Trans-Canada Highway #1 near Lake Louise and Banff. For current road conditions please check the AMA Road Reports for Mountain Parks and/or Parks Canada Road Condition Report
Please note that the maximum speed limit inside our national parks is 90 km/hr, with several areas having slower limits for wildlife safety.
Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver all have international airports that are serviced by major national and international carriers. Learn more about airline service to Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver
Banff National Park can be accessed by both Via Rail and Rocky Mountaineer. Rail travel allows lucky travelers to sit back and relax, while enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery found anywhere!
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