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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 2015 - 2016:

  • June 19 to September 6: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • September 7 to June 18: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • December 25: Closed

 


 

Banff Visitor Information Desk


Banff Visitor Information Desk

327 Railway Avenue, in the town of Banff  

Hours of Operation 2015:

  • May 1 - October 12, 2015: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. daily

 

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 2015 - 2016:

  • October 14 - April 30: 9 am – 4:30 pm Thursdays through Sundays
  • May 1 to June 11: 9:00am to 5:00pm 
  • June 12 to September 7: 9:00am to 7:00pm 
  • September 8 to October 12: 9:00am to 5:00pm 
  • October 13 to April 30, 2016: Thurs. - Sun. 9:00am to 4:30pm

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.