Parks Canada alignment

1. Conserving natural and cultural heritage

a. Creates 5.2 ha conservation area
b. Restores five iconic CP Railway Rocky Mountain Park heritage buildings, as well as the Banff Train Station

2. True-to-place experiences

a. Creates Railway Heritage District that details central role that CP Railway played in the development of the park
b. Provides free-of-charge, welcoming, accessible public amenity areas

3. Strengthening Indigenous relations

a. Celebrates Indigenous connections to Banff by adopting Stoney names for major ARP components (names to be confirmed through further Indigenous consultation)
b. Welcomes Indigenous cultural presentations by adopting Stoney names for performance venues

4. Connecting with Canadians

a. Showcases curated exhibits and artifacts focus on key aspects the role the railway and the development of Banff National Park
b. Creates a multi-modal transportation hub impressing visitors that a national park can serve as a “green transit laboratory” for the rest of Canada

5. Managing development

a. Utilizes a LEVEF design model
b. Creates a 5.2 ha conservation area through restoring a brownfield site

6. Regional connectivity and landscapes

a. Creates a multi-modal transportation hub to support the public-private partnerships to provide mass transit and active transit options
b. Enhances the Fenland Wildlife Corridor including creating a 5.2 ha acre conservation area

7. Climate change and adaptive management

a. Creates a multi-modal transportation hub that supports a variety of mass and active transit options and thereby reduce the use of personal vehicles and their emissions
b. Serves as a platform that supports the BANFF NATIONAL PARK NET ZERO 2035 initiative’s work to transform the park into North America’s first net zero community and thereby be a national showcase on how to reduce emissions.

8. Moving people sustainably

a. Develops a multi-modal transportation hub that does not solely rely on large-scale mass transit but supports a wide variety of transit options
b. Creates a central visitor arrival centre that serves as a staging area for sustainable visitor and vehicle management components

9. Park communities

a. Creates a multi-purpose visitor service and heritage learning centre and public open spaces to welcome tourists to the town and park
b. Develops a multi-modal transportation hub to facilitate sustainable travel in the park that communicates that when in a national park you move through the destination differently


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