Banff National Park

Facilities and Services

Banff National Park is open year-round.

 

Visitor Centres

  • 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 Information Centre
Banff Visitor Centre

224 Banff Avenue, in the town of Banff

Hours of Operation:

  • June 20 to September 5: 9 am - 7 pm
  • September 6 to June 20: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Closed: December 25

     

Lake Louise Visitor Centre

Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre © Parks Canada 2011
Lake Louise Visitor Centre

Village of Lake Louise, next to Samson Mall

Hours of Operation:

  • May 1 - June 12:  9 am - 5 pm
  • June 13 - September 1: 9 am - 7 pm
  • September 2 - October 13:  9 am - 5 pm  
  • October 14 - April 30: 9 am – 4:30 pm Thursdays through Sundays

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

The Bear Bus

Emergency Contacts:

  • Ambulance 911
  • RCMP (police) 911
  • Fire 911
  • Park Wardens - 24 hours 403-762-4506
  • Banff Mineral Springs Hospital 403-762-2222
  • Lake Louise Medical Clinic 403-522-2184

Accessibility

Banff National Park offers a variety of wheelchair accessible services and facilities.

Contact Information Centres for details.