Creating a heritage destination and gateway to Banff that integrates sustainability (of both people and wildlife movement), education (of both local history and culture), and extraordinary experiences (of both adventure and community connections) supports purposeful travel. Banff Eco Transit Hub will create a sense of place that infuses the journey with purpose—visitors and residents mutually benefit with stronger connections between cultures and greater respect for the natural environment.
Banff Eco-Transit Hub will be an arrival centre for green transit systems, including intercept parking, potential aerial transit to Norquay’s base, and services that support passenger rail. It will be a community hub with focus on public spaces for entertainment and cultural events, Indigenous learning opportunities and recreational access to the high alpine. And, a visitor services and dining destination that will integrate new and old buildings and landscapes. An iconic, authentic, yet modern environment will be created to emphasize scenic viewscapes and accommodate Banff’s four million annual visitors: Banff Starts Here.
Its design will serve as a model of community revitalization adjacent to operating railway mainline operations.
Banff Eco-Transit Hub will become an integral part of the culture, aesthetic, and working life of Banff, symbolizing how our past defines our future. Its character will reflect historical, community and National Parks needs and values, articulated through a consultation process that respects and integrates diverse opinions.