Revitalizing the Banff Railway Lands will change the way people move through Banff National Park and the Town of Banff townsite. Informed and sustainable solutions such as the Banff Eco-Transit Hub—including intercept parking and potential aspirational projects such as aerial transit to Norquay’s base and passenger rail to Calgary—can create meaningful change. Learn more about the broader vision for Banff Eco-Transit Hub, the Banff Railway Lands Area Redevelopment Plan, how you can help inform next steps, and more.

A science-based approach to visitor and
vehicle management in Banff National Park

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In the news: Alstom’s hydrogen passenger train to debut in Quebec

The potential for hydrogen-fueled mass transit is significant. Along with being a low-emission energy source, Alberta has considerable capacity to produce hydrogen. With Canadian Pacific currently testing hydrogen-powered locomotives, the future of clean-running trains looks bright. 

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📸 Alston
Congratulations to Roam Public Transit for this amazing accomplishment. Mass transit to, from and within our mountain parks significantly reduces visitor impact on environmentally sensitive places. 

By advancing intercept parking opportunities,  encouraging multi-modal usage, and providing transportation options that do not require private vehicles,  we can further address many of the challenges our parks are facing while ensuring a sustainable future for Banff. 

📸 Roam Public Transit
Saturday’s Skijoring is an excellant example of visitors and the community enjoying a closed to traffic Banff Avenue - even in -20 Celsius. What an icnredible event. A permanent Banff Pedestrian Zone would transform Banff Avenue to a year-round resident and visitor gathering spot.
Are you coming to Banff to celebrate the annual SnowDays Festival? Remember there is free parking and the best outdoor skating rink in the Canadian Rockies at the Train Station. Park your car, grab your skates, and explore Banff and the snow sculptures taking shape around town.
We are thrilled with the recent announcement by Parks Canada regarding the closure of Moraine Lake to personal vehicle traffic as an important move toward advancing a more sustainable visitor experience in Banff National Park. At the Grand Opening of the Banff Eco-Transit Hub Parking Lot in 2019, our Managing Director, Jan Waterous, suggested using intercept parking as a staging space to offer shuttle-only access to significantly mitigate environmental impacts on ecologically sensitive places like Moraine Lake.

Referring to Zion National Park as an example, Parks Canada recognizes this as a viable solution:

“We’ve been talking to counterparts in other places, such as Zion National Park where this type of pressure exists,” (Jed Cochrane, Parks Canada’s visitor experience manager for Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay) said. "It’s a change and it’s always hard for people to adjust to change, but over time, this makes sense to solve the problems at Moraine Lake.”

As more people visit the mountain parks, we must find innovative solutions to manage how they interact with the most highly visited points of interest.

📸 Rocky Mountain Outlook
Despite the current cold snap, the weather forecast looks great. Grab your skates and head over to the Banff Train Station with your friends and family this holiday season. The ice is terrific and the scenery is some of the best in the world.  And don't forget your camera for when the train goes by!

The Train Station Rink is located in the west parking lot of the station and open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Don't miss a thing. Visit our website to keep updated with media coverage regarding the Banff Eco Transit Hub, including access to the recently released report: Expert Advisory Panel on Moving People Sustainably in the Banff Bow Valley. 
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Don't miss a thing. Visit our website to keep updated with media coverage regarding the Banff Eco Transit Hub, including access to the recently released report: Expert Advisory Panel on Moving People Sustainably in the Banff Bow Valley.

   

Banff Railway Lands, Area Redevelopment Plan.
A project by Banff-based, family-owned, Liricon.