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Cell phones are not always reliable in the backcountry

Park dispatch (24 hours, non-emergency): 403-762-1470


Banff Visitor Centre (Hours)
224 Banff Avenue, Town of Banff
Phone: 403.762.1550
Fax: 403.762.1551
Email: banff.vrc@pc.gc.ca

Lake Louise Visitor Centre (Hours)
Village of Lake Louise, next to the Samson Mall
Phone: 403.522.3833
Fax: 403.522.1212
Email: ll.info@pc.gc.ca

Backcountry camping and grazing area reservations
Banff: 403.762.1556
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway: 403.522.1264
*If you are unable to get through on one line, please try the other.

Campground reservations
1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)

Wildlife reporting

Please report the following to Banff Dispatch: 403.762.1470

  • Any encounters with wildlife
  • Observations of large carnivores (black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, cougars)
  • Elk inside the Banff townsite

Carefully try to identify the species, and note the animal's description and behaviour.

Social media

Banff National Park

Facebook Banff National Park facebook.com/BanffNP
Twitter @BanffNP twitter.com/banffnp
YouTube Parks Canada Agency Banff National Park's playlist

Mountain Safety in Canada's National Parks

Facebook Parks Mountain Safety facebook.com/ParksMountainSafety
Twitter @ParksMtnSafety twitter.com/parksmtnsafety

Park wardens

Phone: 1-888-WARDENS (1-888-927-3367) Toll-free 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

Canada National Parks Act offences we'd like to hear about include:

  • Campground noise complaints
  • Poaching
  • Polluting
  • Fishing violations
  • Littering
  • Feeding and harassing wildlife
  • Removal of cultural or natural artefacts


Box 900
Banff, AB
T1L 1K2