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Number of visitors to Banff National Park in Canada 2011-2019

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. The park has received over three million visitors annually since 2010/11.

Canada’s national park system

The Canadian national parks system allows the Canadian government to protect, preserve and present some of the country’s most impressive landscapes for the benefit of both the environment and national tourism. The national parks in the country are managed by Parks Canada Agency. In the fiscal year 2018/19, a total of nearly 16 million people visited a national park in Canada. Of the sites that Parks Canada manages, the seven mountain parks (Banff, Jasper, Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho, Waterton Lakes, and Kootenay) attracted the most visitors overall. In the 2018/19 fiscal year, they were visited by roughly nine million people. Banff National Park was the most visited national park in Canada in that year, followed by neighboring Jasper National Park, which had nearly two and a half million visitors .

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Banff and Jasper national parks, together with its two other contiguous national parks Kootenay and Yoho, are part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. The number of visitors to Yoho National Park amounted to almost 700 thousand and Kootenay attracted over 500 thousand visitors.

Number of visitors to Banff National Park in Canada from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

2010/11 to 2018/19

Special properties

a fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31.

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.
Data prior to 2018/19 came from previous reports.

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