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.

 
Banff Visitor Centre

Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

403-762-1550

 pc.banff-vrc.pc@canada.ca

224 Banff Avenue in the Town of Banff


 
Lake Louise Visitor Centre

Daily: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

403-522-3833

pc.lakelouiseinfo-infolakelouise.pc@canada.ca

Next to Samson Mall in the Village of Lake Louise

Accessibility

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

Other Parks Canada 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: Population 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 and campgrounds
  • Gifts and souvenirs
  • Public restrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
Village of Lake Louise: Population 500
  • Medical clinic
  • RCMP (police)
  • Grocery store
  • Bank machine
  • Gas stations
  • Postal outlet
  • Laundromat
  • Equipment
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Hotels, hostel and campgrounds
  • Gifts and souvenirs
  • Public restrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible