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.
New: 440 Stalls of Free Parking
In August 2019, a new 440-stall free parking lot will open to all visitors at the Train Station. The central location provides convenient 10-minute access by foot to anywhere downtown. The Train Station Public Parking lot has space for 20 RVs, and access to public washrooms and a visitor information centre. Parking up to nine hours.
Banff is a walkable community, and most things are within a 10-minute walk. Find out more about Getting Around in Banff.
You are able to pay parking fines online.
Find car and RV parking in the Town of Banff
- Use Banffparking.ca, a mobile site designed for use on smartphones, to help you find parking for your car, RV or bike.
- The Traffic Dashboard shows parking availability, traffic cameras, and travel times in the Town of Banff.
- Parking Map (PDF)
- RV Parking Guide (PDF)
- Map of disabled parking stalls in downtown Banff (PDF)
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