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“Extremely helpful”

Banff Visitor Information Centre
Ranked #7 of 85 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Very friendly, informative and lots of brochures that helped us choose what we wanted to do. We chose white water rafting because of the staff suggestions

1  Thank Angela Y
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Lots of information at the Centre. Great way of sorting out what to visit and how to make the most of your time. Information on not just the attractions of the area, but local things that are going on aswell.

1  Thank Paul J
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Usual visitor information but also displaying weather and road conditions and means of transport available and to where. A lot of roads were closed due to flooding

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I made several visits to the visitor center during my visit, mostly to check on trails reopening after the floods. The park staff were always super helpful and it turns out the park has set their own geocaches around Banff town and you can earn a geocoin. I was so excited to claim mine that I accidentally locked my keys in my car. The information side of the center was also very helpful with this!

1  Thank RoamingTheGlobe
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Our staff member was helpful and very friendly. For some reason they had black & white gruesome video playing & was hard to avoid while waiting in line. It was a video of an animal eating another animal. I guess it's good they at least had it in black & white, but why have it at all?

1  Thank Cinnne
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