A Science-Based Approach to Visitor and Vehicle Management in Banff National Park

The Banff Railway Lands ARP, which supports the Banff Eco-Transit Hub, has been designed in consultation with leading experts (including transportation, low carbon systems, wildlife, heritage, urban design) using science, research, and data, and is based on feedback from the Town of Banff, the Province of Alberta, and Parks Canada. The ARP has been planned to ensure it meets government policy objectives, including:

  • Reducing vehicle and visitor impact through innovative mass transit
  • Restoring the Fenland Indian Grounds Wildlife Corridor and habitat
  • Celebrating the town’s Rocky Mountain Park setting, railway heritage, Indigenous connections, and mountain town character.

The ARP’s projects are designed to support the Town of Banff’s and Parks Canada’s own priorities on mass transit, wildlife corridors, and cultural heritage to strengthen these environmental and visitor experience initiatives.

Relevant Studies

Banff National Park Net-Zero 2035
The Transition Accelerator
November 2020

Bighorn Sheep Lambing Study
Bighorn Wildlife Technologies Ltd.
August 2019

Public Engagement of Banff Railway Lands
Planvision Consulting Ltd.
July 2019 – survey questions

Banff Intercept-Lot/Car Free National Poll
Planvision Consulting Ltd.
July 2019 – survey questions

Mass transit feasibility study
The Town of Banff by CPCS Transcom Limited
February 27, 2019

Parking Study & Reports
The Town of Banff by Indigo Park Canada Inc.
September 12, 2016

Banff Long Term Transportation Study
Town of Banff transportation and congestion study by Stantec
July 2016


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