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

Banff Visitor Centre - 224 Banff Avenue in the Town of Banff
Hours of Operation 2016 - 2017:
  • September 6, 2016 to May 04, 2017: 9 am to 5 pm daily
  • May 5, 2017 to October 09, 2017: 8 am to 8 pm daily
  • October 10, 2017 to March 31, 2018: 9 am to 5 pm daily
  • December 25, 2017: Closed
 

Banff Visitor Information Kiosk

Banff Information Kiosk - 327 Railway Avenue in the town of Banff
Hours of Operation 2016-17:
  • September 6, 2016 to May 18, 2017: 9 am to 5 pm daily
  • May 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017: 7 am to 7 pm daily
  • September 5, 2017 to March 31, 2018: 9 am to 5 pm daily
  • December 25, 2017: Closed
 

Lake Louise Visitor Centre

Lake Louise Visitor Centre - Next to Samson Mall in the Village of Lake Louise
Hours of Operation 2017:
  • January 1 to April 30, 2017: 9 am to 4:30 pm 
  • May 1 to May 30, 2017: 9 am to 5 pm 
  • June 1 to September 30, 2017: 8:30 am to 7 pm
  • October 1 to December 31, 2017: 9 am to 5 pm 
  • December 25, 2017 : 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.