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Banff national park peak season

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Banff national park peak season

i know the summer is one of the peak seasons in Banff national park, plus this year the free pass for all Canada's national parks, visitors in this year could be more more more than in usual years.

We are going to visit Banff at the end of August, has anyone already been there this summer?? wondering how crowded there right now?? how difficult on parking?? how long the line for a famous restaurant?? how early in the morning we should arrive the attractions (such as Lake Louise, Banff Gondola) to ensure a parking space??

Can anyone give me a roughly idea?? thanks soooooooooooo much.

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1. Re: Banff national park peak season

To go to Lake Louise it is best to take the shuttle from Banff

Around the Banff area including the gondola and lake minnewanka take roam transit

Park at your hotel or campsite

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2. Re: Banff national park peak season


Terry E is completely correct in recommending the shuttles; Parks Canada, Brewster, the ski hills, and Roam Transit all have tons of free options for getting around the Banff & Lake Louise area this summer!

We are experiencing more visitors this year, largely thanks to that awesome free admission, so if you're concerned about being able to enjoy the things you want to do while here it is super easy to book things in advance. A lot of activities can be simply booked online or from booking companies here, and most of the restaurants in the area take reservations well ahead of time as well.

Just remember that parking around the Town of Banff and the Village of Lake Louise can be tight and if you do want to take your vehicle, we advise trying to be at your chosen location as close to its opening time as possible. Also, keep in mind that many of the natural beauties around will still be accessible later in the day, so if you wanted to save some sightseeing visits for after supper its certainly a way to beat the mid-day parking snarls.

We hope you enjoy your trip to Banff National Park!


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