Emergency crews are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision near the Banff townsite involving a pedestrian. 

RCMP say the west bound lane of Highway 1 at the entrance into Banff (Banff Ave.) is currently closed.

All traffic is being diverted around the collision scene by the off and on ramp in the area. 

Drivers are being asked to choose an alternate route. 

The RCMP collision reconstructionist is on scene. 

An update will be sent when more information becomes available.