Bridge over the ponds

Cascade Ponds

Near Banff, Alberta, Canada
Picnic table Picnic shelter Fire pit Modern (plumbed) washrooms
1 review
Created by Sean on Nov. 13, 2021, 5:02 a.m.
Updated by Sean on May 31, 2022, 7:51 p.m.


With lots of parking and lots of picnic tables, Cascade Ponds is able to accomodate a lot of picnickers. That having been said, this is a popular location so try to arrive early.

The fact that there are also fire pits (a rare commodity in Banff) also makes this picnic site special.

The picnic sites are clustered around Cascade Ponds, a scenic body of water nestled in the mountains. There are trails snaking around the ponds if you want to go for a stroll, and if you're feeling adventurous you can try swimming in the water.

Scenic picnic
Hiking trail

Location and reservations

Open all year
Admission fee
Not available

Picnic facilities

  • Picnic table Picnic table
  • Picnic shelter Picnic shelter
  • Fire pit Fire pit
  • Modern (plumbed) washrooms Modern (plumbed) washrooms

Other amenities

  • Scenic view Scenic view
  • Walking trail Walking trail
  • Hiking trail Hiking trail
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Flatwater kayaking / canoeing Flatwater kayaking / canoeing
Pictures: 5 Reviews: 1
June 4, 2022, 10:08 p.m.

Very scenic! Lots of picnic tables with views over the ponds. Lovely stream running through the site with a walking path that lets you explore the area.