The Town of Banff has on-street parking and off-street lots with one-hour to 12-hour limits. Time limits exist on all parking spaces and there are also seasonal restrictions in certain areas. Restrictions are enforced, so please check the signs when you park. In residential areas, unless otherwise posted, vehicles may not park for more than 72 hours.
Check Banff Now for real-time parking and traffic information for lots and roads in the national park.
No Yellow Curbs
In the Town of Banff, we don't paint our curbs yellow to indicate where you can't park. The only place you'll see curb paint is by the Fire Hall, where the 'no parking' area is indicated with red paint.
Rules of the Road There are a number of parking regulations that are common throughout Canada so they are generally not noted by signs. For example, it is illegal to park:
within 5 metres on the approach to a stop sign or a yield sign
within 5 metres of any fire hydrant
within 1.5 metres of an access to a garage, private road or driveway or a Motor Vehicle crossway over a Sidewalk
within 5 metres of the near side of a marked crosswalk
on a Highway where traffic is designated as two-way, in the opposite direction of Motor Vehicle traffic
in excess of 72 consecutive hours on any Highway
Motorists must be responsible for learning the rules of the road and parking