New Visitors “How-To” Travel Guide
Getting to Banff
Banff Airport Shuttle Service
Sundog Transportation and Tours is the official airport and shuttle service for BanffNationalPark.com and CanadianRockies.net. They offer a unique, convenient and affordable service that guarantees reliable transportation to and from Calgary International Airport. Jasper Vacations provide complete transportation from Calgary to Banff and Jasper as well as shuttle service from Edmonton. Call them at 888-786-3641 or at 780 852-9663.
Getting to Banff by Air
Banff National Park and town site is very easy to get to.
Banff is easily accessible from the Calgary International Airport, the Canadian Rockies hub for world-wide connections. Calgary Airport has many of the top airlines that operate regular flights to Calgary. These airlines include Canada, Westjet, American Airlines, United Airlines,
Continental Airlines, and Northwest Airlines. All of the major car rental agencies are represented at the Calgary International Airport.
Getting to Banff by Car
Transportation to and from Banff is easy on Canada’s national Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway. It’s one of the most splendid and enjoyable drives in all of western Canada. Banff town site is located 120 kilometers from Calgary and the journey takes approximately 1.5 hours. Lake Louise is 58 kilometers west of Banff. Because Banff is situated inside a National Park, you will need to purchase a national park pass at the park gate. Rates are $9 per day per person, or $18 per day for a car with 2-7 people.
Here are some driving distances in the Banff, Canmore Kananaskis area
Lake Louise: via #1 Hwy (west), 45 minutes.
Lake Louise: via #1A Bow Valley Parkway (west), 1 hour.
Jasper: via #1 Hwy & #93 (north), 3 – 4 hours.
Columbia Icefields: via #1 Hwy & #93 (north), 2 hours.
Calgary: via #1 Hwy (east), 1.5 hours.
Vancouver: via #1 Hwy (west), 10 – 12 hours.
Edmonton: via #1 Hwy (east) & #2 Hwy (north), 4.5 hours
Distances from the Town of Banff and:
Calgary – 128 km
Canmore – 26 km
Edmonton – 401 km
Golden – 134 km
Halifax – 5,121 km
Jasper – 287 km
Lake Louise – 58 km
Montreal – 3,872 km
New York – 4,448 km
Quebec City – 4,142 km
Radium – 134 km
San Francisco – 2,050 km
Toronto – 3,563 km
Vancouver – 850 km
Whitehorse – 2,514 km