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“Get your park pass here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Banff Visitor Information Centre

Banff Visitor Information Centre
224 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #12 of 61 things to do in Banff
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Welcome to the official visitor centre for Banff National Park. We invite you to stop by the visitor centre on Banff Avenue for all your trip planning needs, accommodation, dining and activity booking, Parks Canada trail, campground and backcountry information. Whatever your need, our friendly staff will ensure you are equipped to have a fantastic visit to Canada's first national park. We look forward to your visit!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Calgary, Canada
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67 reviews
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“Get your park pass here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

In the heart of Banff town site. Instead of waiting in a long car line at the Banff Park Gate to get your entrance pass, zip through the in the right lane and buy your pass at this information center. No problem as long as it is the first thing you do. Good place for restrooms as well. They also provide great info about the park.

Visited November 2013
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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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“Information”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The place to get your information about the town and activities but make sure that you really know what you are looking for as the service attendants don't always give you what you are looking for. Example: Local hikes Doesn't equal local Mountian Hikes as these are classified as Scrambles. So you need to ask for the Scambling Guides to the Mountians. Hiking guides are the basic hikes that are simple few hour day hikes. For more challenging hikes look on-line as more than 150 hikes are posted in the area; ranging from short hikes to mega hikes.

Visited December 2013
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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“A mine of information.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The visitor information centre has a huge amount of information availale fo visitors, whether you are looking for a leaflet on an attraction or activity or you simply want authoritative local advice on what to do and see in the park. Definately worth a visit, but I always came out of the centre with many more days of activities than I had time to fit in durng my stay. They can help you prioritise if you want!

Visited December 2013
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Brisbane
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“Very unhelpful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Both staff members we spoke to were unhelpful. One lady just stared at us and told us she could not help us and that we needed to speak to another staff member. Very disappointing.

Visited January 2014
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Toronto
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“Friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We visited them for information and were given all the info we needed by friendly staff. If lost or looking for info this is the place to go to and get the info.

Visited December 2013
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