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Banff National Park

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

Accessibility

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