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“Busy but efficient” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Banff Visitor Information Centre

Banff Visitor Information Centre
Ranked #7 of 69 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Busy but efficient”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The staff were helpful but the place was busy with a line up out the door for counter service. When I got served the guide was helpful and knowledgeable.

Visited July 2014
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Wiarton
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Place for maps”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Staff hand out maps and some advice. Sometimes they appeared to busy to help us. Perhaps understaffed???

Visited May 2014
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Vancouver, WA
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Helpful Staff and Lots of Information”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Definitely a good first stop in town. They helped mark maps with places to see wildlife and warnings about forest fire zones.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank colt123
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lots of great information”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Get all the information about the National Park here. The staff are very helpful. The staff can help you with hotels, restaurants, attractions and hikes. They also have public washrooms which can be hard to find in Banff sometimes.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Christine M
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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“First stop in Banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

On the main street of Banff, make this your first stop. We got info on drives, eateries, and when the best sites are least busy. They also pointed us to an outdoor board with the Banff Center's concerts for the week. What a great thing to do in the evenings - some are even free!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Gail M
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