Park Contact Information
Banff National Park. Banff, Alberta. 403/762–1550; www.pc.gc.ca/banff.
Banff Visitor Centre. Parks Canada and Banff Lake Louise Tourism (BLLT) run this center jointly. On one side of the building, Parks Canada staffers dispense excellent advice about camping, hiking, interpretive programs, and sightseeing. On the other side, BLLT counselors (www.banfflakelouise.com) provide information about restaurants, tour operators, and accommodations. In spring, stop by to find out which hiking trails are open—many remain closed into May due to avalanche risk. 224 Banff Ave., Banff, Alberta, T1L 1B3. 403/762–8421; www.pc.gc.ca/banff. Mid-June–early Sept., daily 9–7; early Sept.–mid-June, daily 9–5.
Lake Louise Visitor Centre. Stop here to get maps and information about area attractions and trails. The Banff Lake Louise Tourism desk can provide information on area accommodations and amenities, and you can purchase educational books and other materials. 202 Village Rd., Lake Louise, Alberta, T0L 1E0. 403/522–3833; www.banfflakelouise.com. Mid-June–early Sept., daily 9–7; May–mid-June and early Sept.–mid-Oct., daily 9–5; mid-Oct.–Apr., Thurs.–Sun. 9–4:30.