Coronavirus (COVID-19): Parks Canada temporarily suspends all visitor services across the country until further notice.

Visitor Centres

Banff National Park is open year-round.

Visitor Centres offer 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 Visitor Centre and in the Lake Louise Visitor Centre. How to reach us.

 
Banff Visitor Centre - 224 Banff Avenue in the Town of Banff

Banff Visitor Centre (Banff Avenue)

  • October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • April 1, 2020 to May 14, 2020: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • May 15, 2020 to September 30, 2020: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
  • October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • December 25: Closed
 
Banff Train Station - 327 Railway Avenue in the town of Banff

Banff Visitor Centre (Train Station)

  • October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • December 25: Closed
 
Lake Louise Visitor Centre - Next to Samson Mall in the Village of Lake Louise

Lake Louise Visitor Centre

  • January 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • December 25: Closed
 

Other services


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.