If you are coming to Banff with a car, here is a great parking tip to bring along.
Banff has a great above ground indoor parking facility on Bear Street, the Bear Street Parkade.
This 5 level parkade is centrally located and typically has space on even the busiest days in town. It is located at the South end of Bear Street.
There is 1 hour (1st level), 5 hour (2nd and 3rd levels) and 12 hour (4th and 5th levels) parking available.
Bear Street is just one street over from Banff Avenue making for very convenient central access.
Here is the best part, the Bear Street Parkade is FREE!!
Here are the coordinates if you would like to take a look on Google Earth.
51°10'33.69" N 115°34'07.37" W
The Bear Street Parkade only accommodates cars. RV parking is available beside the hospital (closest to the Banff Park Lodge) as well as along the Bow River (just around the corner).