Banff springs hotel is a historic national park property founded in 1888. Accommodation occupancy rates and average daily room rates.
Banff national park has in excess of 2 468 campsites.
Banff national park tourism statistics. Employment in food and beverage sector. Banff national park canada s oldest national park attracted a total of approximately 4 09 million visitors in 2018 19 down from its visitation peak of 4 18 million in 2017 18. Banff alberta banff national park canada s first national park 1 1 2 hrs drive west of calgary alberta canada.
Find information on canada s national historic sites national parks national marine conservation areas and on other cultural and natural heritage related topics. Banff national park is a unesco world heritage site a united nations designation which helps protect over 20 000 square kilometres 7 700 square. Banff is all about tourism.
Banff and lake louise has a rich heritage as one of the world s most awe inspiring mountain destinations. Historic sites and museum attendance figures. Banff lake louise tourism 2017 business plan 3 the fact base visitation to alberta s national parks i e.
This article was previously published in 2009 and last updated on september 30 2019. The town of banff has a population of 7 500. From banff s humble beginnings as a 26 square kilometre hot springs reserve banff national park now consists of 6 641 square kilometres of unparalleled mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent.
The town of banff s reason for being a municipality is to provide services to visitors to banff national park. Tourism officials on the other hand say banff national park is a bucket list destination for tourists noting visitation is being managed effectively and strict rules and programs are in place to protect the park s ecological integrity and its wildlife. Banff jasper waterton continues to increase with banff national park visits up 6 6 per cent year over year as of november 2016 despite issues of safety and security global tourism is expected to grow by 3 8 per cent.
Banff national park s peak season is july and august. The alberta tourism market monitor provides monthly updates on tourism industry statistics. In fact almost its entire economy is tourism based.
Banff national park is open all year round. With easy access to pristine wilderness endless outdoor adventures and all the amenities you need in banff national park you feel truly immersed in nature.