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 Visitor Centre

224 Banff Avenue, in the Town of Banff

Hours of Operation 2016 - 2017:

  • September 6, 2016 - May 04, 2017:
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • May 05, 2017 -  October 09, 2017:
     8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily
  • October 10, 2017 - March 31, 2017:
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  •  December 25:
    Closed

 

    Banff Visitor Information Kiosk

     
    Banff Visitor Information Kiosk

    327 Railway Avenue, in the town of Banff

    Hours of Operation 2016-17:

    • September 6, 2016 - May 18, 2017:
      9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
    • May 19, 2017 -  September 04, 2017:
      7 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily
    • September 05, 2017 - March 31, 2017:
       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 2017:

    • January 1 to April 30: 
      9 am to 4:30 pm 
    • May 1 to May 30: 
      9 am to 5 pm 
    • June 1 to September 30: 
      8:30 am to 7 pm
    • October 1 to December 31:
      9 am to 5 pm 
    • Closed December 25

    Community Services

    There are two townsites in the park, the town of Banff and the hamlet of 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

    Banff National Park is ready to welcome Canadians and visitors who gather this year for Canada’s 150th. As the country’s first national park, Banff Could be especially popular during this celebration year. The best Banff National Park experience happens when you step out of your vehicle and explore the park.


    Accessibility

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