August long weekend means that Banff National will be busy throughout the weekend.
Because of this Banff National Park has released some helpful tips regarding parking and transportation to make the best out of your time in Banff.
Available Parking will be limited throughout the park so they advise you to park at where your staying if your staying a hotel, condo, hostel etc. Or find one of the free nine hour parking areas throughout the Town of Banff.
Once you've found a parking spot they advice tourists to utilize the towns bus system or the Parks Canada shuttles.
If you are planning on taking a trip to Lake Louise or Moraine Lake you must book a Parks Canada shuttle seat, otherwise reaching either lake won't likely happen.
For more information check out the Banff National Park Facebook page.