Parking

The Town of Banff has on-street parking and off-street lots with one-hour to 12-hour limits. All public parking spaces are free. Time limits exist on all parking spaces. 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.

Use the mobile-friendly website Banffparking.ca to help you find parking for your car, RV/motorhome or bike.

New Free Parking Lot

A new 500-stall free parking lot opened to all visitors at the Banff Train Station. The central location provides convenient 8-minute access by foot to anywhere downtown. A free shuttle runs on weekends to connect to the downtown core. The Train Station Public Parking lot has space for 20 RVs, and access to public washrooms and a visitor information centre. Parking is allowed up to nine hours.

Commercial tour buses have special parking regulations and are required to use the Legal Bus Routes (PDF) when travelling to their destinations in the Town of Banff.

You are able to pay parking fines online.

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Find car and RV parking in the Town of Banff

Banff is a walkable community, and most things are within a 10-minute walk. Find out more about Getting Around in Banff.

Parking in Banff National Park

  • Check Banff Now for real-time parking and traffic information for lots and roads in the national park.

Free Shuttle for Campers

People camping in the Tunnel Mountain Campground should leave their vehicle parking in their spot and take the free Roam Public Transit shuttle to downtown Banff.

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