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, the potential for aerial transit to Norquay’s base, and passenger rail—can create meaningful change. Learn more about the broader vision for Banff Eco-Transit Hub, the upcoming 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


New ridership projections suggest that the proposed passenger train serving the seven communities between the Calgary International Airport and Banff, could carry up to 11 million passengers per year by 2035.

The train could reduce the number of passenger vehicles within Banff National Park by at least 20 per cent. This number could increase to 40 per cent with the use of policy incentives to promote the use of mass transit for residents and visitors to Alberta.

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A recent article in the Globe and Mail explores the decision by the towns of Banff and Canmore to reinstate vehicle-free, pedestrian-friendlier roadways. Aligned with the larger goal of changing the way people travel through their towns and the National Park, both municipalities want to encourage increased use of transit options as well as personal travel on foot, by bike, and other emission-free modes. Together, less cars means less congestion and ensures the long-term sustainability of Banff. 

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📸 Town of Banff
ICYMI: The backers of the proposed passenger rail line that would connect Calgary to Banff recently presented their vision at a Calgary Chamber of Commerce event. 

Along with resulting in fewer cars on our highways, increased mass transit addresses long-term sustainability goals for Banff National Park.

“We know that Banff has a finite road system — we are unable to expand that or even expand parking,” said Banff Mayor Corrie DiManno. “What we need is more folks to shift from taking their personal vehicles, onto mass transit when they come to Banff and Banff National Park.”

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ICYMI: Liricon’s Jan Waterous joined
Shaye Ganam on CHED & CHQR to discuss the proposed Calgary to Banff passenger train. With 7 destinations between YYC and Banff, the train would reduce traffic, congestion, & carbon emissions.

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Coming to Banff? Free parking is available at the Banff Train Station Parking Lot. Use the Norquay Road highway exit into town to access the lot. It is a short walk to Banff Avenue and the recently revitalized Bear Street!

Imagining the Banff Train Station as a multi-modal transit hub isn't a new idea. For decades, visitors arrived in Banff by train and then made their way to their next destination in another form of transportation. 

The Banff Eco-Transit Hub would allow more visitors to leave their cars at the edge of the townsite, reducing congestion and emissions as they explore the area.
Located at the edge of the town, the Banff Train Station is one of the first things people have seen when arriving in Banff for over a century. Since the construction of the existing 1910 building and earlier structures dating from 1883, the Station has been a cornerstone in the evolution of Banff and Canadian railway tourism. We firmly believe that preserving Banff's rich heritage is essential for its conservation.


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