Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park and is located in the Rocky Mountains, 110–180 kilometres west of Calgary in the province of Alberta. Banff encompasses mountainous terrain, glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise, connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are to the west, Kootenay National Park is to the south. It is accessible through the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Trans-Canada Highway.