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Banff Visitor Information Centre

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Address: 224 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-8421
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Your first stop in Banff

A must go before adventuring in Banff. Got trails info and maps and also got the geocaching sheet which brought us to some amazing trails with beautiful views. Wish I stayed a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A must go before adventuring in Banff. Got trails info and maps and also got the geocaching sheet which brought us to some amazing trails with beautiful views. Wish I stayed a little longer so much to do.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Picked up numerous recommendations concerning restaurants and sights to visit and the best times to take the Banff Gondola.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Get your gift shopping out of the way and support Parks Canada at the same time. Free wifi and a great spot to get your group to meet at. Trail information is also at the ready and the customer service folks 2 to 4 languages (depending on who you get!).

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Wetaskiwin, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When in Banff, if you have any questions stop by this Visitor Center. Your question will be answered. If you have been to Banff many times and are looking for a little different fun ask at the Visitor Center for the Geocaching Parks hunt. They will supply you with a sheet with coordinates to caches. Inside the caches are answers... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having trouble finding a good hiking or ski trail? Looking for trail conditions? This is the place to go for information about Banff National Park as well as information about a local B&B. We found that our B&B was not to our liking and asked a young woman (who is now a good friend!), where we could find a nice,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I hope I'm not mistaken but if the visitor center is the one before you go up the Gondola, then it's good. They have all sorts of merchandise and even has a starbucks inside that you can take up with you during the ride.

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Great visitor centre. Really friendly and helpfull. Will find all the answers you have about the travel around and activities and so on.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in at the information centre for hiking trails maps-- they did not disappoint! They had information on all of the trails around Banff and well as through out the park. The staff were very friendly and had lots of suggestions as to where to go and what to do! it is right downtown, so parking can be a... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend a visit here for whatever you want to do. They don't just give you information in the tour companies, they also give alternatives such as hire car and local transport options for wher you want to go.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The info center opens at 9AM. There are lots of helpful maps, brochures, up-to-date park information (weather, trail closings and road reports) The staff is friendly and helpful - they have staff dedicated to just hiking trails -- invaluable. They have clean restrooms, a little shop, and it's right in the middle of town - it couldn't be easier.

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Additional Information about Banff Visitor Information Centre

Address: Address: 224 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-8421
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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