- As with all of Canada's National Parks you must
purchase a vehicle permit when you enter. As well, there
are fees for camping, and backcountry permits etc. Fees
Weather: The warm summer months begin in the middle of June and continue into September. Highs average 20C (68F) and lows averaging 5C (41F). Summer clothes are appropriate at this time of year but be sure to bring a complete set of warm clothes along with rain gear. If your planning to visit the alpine, remember it can snow at anytime of year at the higher elevations.
Edmonton is about 6hrs from the park by way of highway 2 to Calgary then following highway 1 west into Banff, then into the park.
Vancouver is a long days drive (although its very scenic) of at least 9hrs. In the winter the driving will probably take longer and be far more difficult due to the mountain weather, particularly if your coming from Vancouver. Heavy snowfalls, avalanches and other factors may make roads impassible. Check weather and road conditions before your set out.
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be kept on a leash at all times. Do not leave your pet unattended since wild animals may take advantage of the situation.