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Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

Facilities and Services

Banff National Park is open year-round.


Visitor Centres

Banff Visitor Centre
  • Visit either location for maps, brochures, permits, backcountry reservations, up-to-date park information, weather, trail, avalanche and road reports, interpretive exhibits and events.
  • Banff / Lake Louise Tourism has an office in the Banff Information Centre and in the Lake Louise Visitor Centre.
  • How to reach us.

Banff Visitor Centre

 
Banff Visitor Centre

224 Banff Avenue, in the town of Banff

Hours of Operation 2016 - 2017:

  • June 17 to September 5:
    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • September 6 to June 16:
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • December 25:
    Closed

Banff Visitor Information Kiosk

 
Banff Visitor Information Kiosk

327 Railway Avenue, in the town of Banff

Hours of Operation 2016-17:

  • April 1 - March 31:
    9 a.m. -5 p.m. daily
  • December 25:
    Closed

Lake Louise Visitor Centre

Lake Louise Visitor Centre Lake Louise Visitor Centre

Village of Lake Louise, next to Samson Mall

Hours of Operation 2016 - 2017:

  • May 1 to June 16:
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • June 17 to September 5:
    9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • September 6 to October 10:
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • October 11 to April 30, 2017:
    Thurs. - Sun. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     


Community Services

There are two townsites in the park, Banff and Lake Louise. Both offer a variety of services, accommodations, dining opportunities, shops and attractions. Contact Banff / Lake Louise Tourism for details.

Town of Banff
(pop 8,352)

  • hospital 
  • medical and dental clinics
  • RCMP (police)
  • public library
  • postal office
  • banks
  • grocery stores
  • gas stations
  • vehicle rentals
  • laundromats
  • equipment rentals
  • arena and recreation grounds
  • restaurants & cafes
  • hotels, hostel & campgrounds
  • gifts and souvenirs
  • public restrooms
  • wheelchair accessible

Village of Lake Louise
(pop. 500)

  • medical clinic
  • RCMP (police)
  • grocery store
  • bank machine
  • gas stations
  • postal outlet
  • laundromat
  • equipment
  • restaurants & cafes
  • hotels, hostel & campgrounds
  • gifts and souvenirs
  • public restrooms
  • wheelchair accessible


Transportation

Town of Banff

Take an environmentally-friendly Roam bus to visit the sights in the Town of Banff.  For more information and schedules

Hamlet of Lake Louise

Weekends from July 1 to September 5, 2016 - A free public shuttle runs to the iconic viewpoint at Lake Louise. Pick up and drop off is from Lake Louise Overflow Camping, 5.5 km east of Lake Louise.

Weekends from September 10 to 25, 2016 - A free public shuttle runs to the Moraine Lake area just in time for larch season. Pick up and drop off is from Lake Louise Overflow Camping, 5.5 km east of Lake Louise.


Accessibility

Banff National Park offers a variety of wheelchair accessible services and facilities. Contact Information Centres for details.