Gettin Around - What you need to Know

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We want you to have the opportunity to experience everything this beautiful part of the world has to offer so here is some important information that will help with planning your trip. This information pertains to entering the National Parks, parking and transportation while in the parks.

1. Canada's National Parks

To visit Canada’s National Parks (locally: Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay) Reserves, Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites, there is an admission (entry) fee which means visitors must pay the admission charge for every day they spend within park boundaries (most pay daily for short visits or purchase a *Discovery pass for a week or longer stays).  A *Discovery Pass offers faster entry into national parks. At road entrances into Banff National Park, for example, there is no need to stop at the Parks Canada gatehouse if you have a valid Discovery Pass displayed (usually in your rear view mirror or visable to park wardens).

*As a bonus, we have provided a Discovery Pass for our guests to use during their stay. 


2. Kananaskis Country and the Bow Valley

Vehicles parked at provincial park and public land sites in Kananaskis Country, and the Bow Valley need a Conservation Pass. Here is the link to purchase your pass, it is linked to your license plate.,and%20register%20your%20licence%20plate.


3. Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Due to high demand, visiting Lake Louise and Moraine Lake requires planning. Parking lots fill up before sunrise and remain full until sunset. Taking transit or booking a Parks Canada shuttle is easy, stress-free and the only way to ensure you see these iconic lakes. Booking your shuttle in advance is required.

New in 2023 - Moraine Lake Road is closed to personal vehicles

Moraine Lake Road is closed to personal vehicles year-round. Parks Canada shuttles, Roam Public Transit, and commercial buses are permitted from June to mid-October. Certain exemptions apply.
*Reserve a seat on the Parks Canada shuttle
*Take Roam Public Transit from Banff with the ‘super pass’ and connect to Moraine Lake from Lake Louise via the Lake Connector Shuttle
*Use a commercial transportation provider like a charter bus, guided tour or taxi
*Bike the Moraine Lake Road

See the links below for more information.

4. Parking in Canmore

Most areas in the downtown core is PAID parking. Our Condo is walking distance to downtown Canmore.