Banff National Park
Address City
P.O. Box 900 Banff
Province Country
AB Canada
Postal Code Phone
T0L 0C0 403-762-1550

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Internet: Banff National Park

Location: 128 kilometers west of Calgary. Trans-Canada Highway (#1) runs west from Calgary into the park and the towns of Banff and Lake Louise

Season: The park is open all year

Reservations: You can make camping reservations On-Line

Climate: In the month of July the average high is 22 C in the Town of Banff. January is the coldest month with average lows of -15 C

Size in Hectares or Square km: 6,641 square kilometers (2,564 square miles)

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ASSOCIATIONS

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The Friends of Banff National Park
Parks Canada Information Centre
224 Banff Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1C3
The Friends of Banff National Park
The Bear and the Butterfly
214 Banff Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1C3 Lake Louise Visitor Centre
Lake Louise, AB
The Friends of Banff National Park Web Site
Friends of Banff National Park also have a mail 
order catalogue
Friends of Banff
Box 2590,
Banff, Alberta,
T1L 1C3
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Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau
Box 1298
Banff, Alberta, Canada
T0L 0C0
Phone:(403) 762-8421
Fax:(403) 762-8163
Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau Web Site
				

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HOSTEL MAIN OFFICES

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Hostelling International-Canada
Northern Alberta Region
10926-88 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 0Z1

Hostelling International-Canada

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Hostelling International-Canada
Southern Alberta Region
#203, 1414 Kensington Rd. NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 3P9

Hostelling International-Canada

Banff Hostels

Banff - Alpine Centre, Located in the Town of Banff
Castle Mountain - Wilderness Hostel, Located between Banff and Lake Louise at the intersection of the 93 and the 1A
Lake Louise - Alpine Centre, Located on the edge of the Town of Lake Louise
Mosquito Creek - Wilderness Hostel, approximately 30km north of Lake Louise on Highway 93
Rampart Creek - Wilderness Hostel, Icefields Parkway just passed the intersection of the 11 north of Lake Louise
Hilda Creek - Wilderness Hostel, 8km south of the Columbia Icefields

Canmore - Canmore, Canadian Rockies
Calgary - City Centre

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MORE INFORMATION

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More information can be obtained by contacting the :

Canadian Forest Service 
Northern Forestry Centre
5320 - 122nd Street
Edmonton, AB   T6H 3S5
Tel.: 403-435-7202
Fax: 403-435-7396 
Canadian Forest Service Northern Forestry Centre Web Site

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Alberta Tourism / Travel Alberta 
10155 -102 Street, Suite 300
Edmonton, AB   T5J 4G8
Tel.: 1-800-661-8888 
Fax: 403-427-0867  
Alberta Tourism / Travel Alberta Web Site

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DISTANCES

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Approximate Distances from Banff to major cities

Calgary AB 130 km
Canmore AB 25 km
Corner Brook NF 5923 km
Edmonton AB 400 km
Dawson Creek YT 990 km
Golden BC 134 km
Halifax NS 5125 km
Hay River YT 1456 km
Hope BC 697 km
Jasper AB 290 km
Lake Louise AB 60 km
Lethbridge AB 342 km
Montreal PQ 3875 km
New York USA 4450 km
  Ottawa ON 3965 km
Port-aux-Basques NF 5707 km
Quebec City PQ 4140 km
Regina SK 896 km
Revelstoke BC 282 km
Rocky Mountain House AB 259 km
Saskatoon SK 753 km
San Francisco USA 2050 km
St.Johns NF 6510 km
Toronto ON 3565 km
Vancouver BC 850 km
Victoria BC 885 km
Whitehorse YT 2500 km
Winnipeg MB 1455 km

Local Distances from the Town of Banff:

Banff - Columbia Icefields - 190km
Banff - Field (Yoho National Park) 85km
Banff - Town of Jasper (Jasper National Park) - 291km
Banff - Lake Louise - 58km
Banff - Radium Hot Springs (Kootenay National Park) - 132km

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MAP & SOURCES

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83 C/3, 83 C/2, 82 N/14, 82 N/15, 82 N/16, 82 O/13, 82 N/10, 82 N/9, 82 O/12, 82 N/8, 82 O/5, 82 N/1, 82 O/4, 82 O/3, B2 J/13, B2 J/14, B2 J/11

These include some very small sections on the edges of the park.

There is also a special wall sized topographical map at 1:200,000 that covers Banff, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks and another which at 1:100,000 scale provides a large wall map of Jasper alone.

Online topo maps of Canada

Toporama

 

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