THE VISION OF THE BANFF RAILWAY LANDS ARP IS TO:
1. Reinvigorate the railway lands and restore the historic Banff train station and grounds to its former prominence as a landmark destination, a gathering place for residents, and visitor arrival centre of national importance .
2. Reduce vehicle congestion, carbon emissions, and environmental impacts through the integration of a range of mobility options centered on accessibility, efficient connectivity, and seamless transfers to destinations within the townsite and surrounding National Park without the need for a private vehicle.
3. Preserve, enhance, and rehabilitate disturbed areas of the site to sustain biodiversity and protect the natural environment.
This threefold vision supports the Banff National Park 2022 Management Plan’s vision: “Banff National Park reveals the majesty and timelessness of the Rocky Mountains and embodies the intrinsic value of natural landscapes: a place where nature comes first and where people can experience, learn about and be moved by it on its own terms. Setting a global example for other protected areas, the park plays an important role in maintaining regional biodiversity and addressing climate change. It is a place where there is respectful space for a diversity of people, perspectives, knowledge and cultures, and where park objectives are achieved through innovative, tried-and-true approaches.”