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Update: Increased Winter Offer for the Lake Louise and Yoho National Park Visitor Centres

What’s happening?

The Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay field unit is pleased to announce that we will be increasing the days of operation of the Lake Louise visitor centre in Banff National Park from four to seven days per week this winter, beginning on December 22. Additionally, Parks Canada will staff the Yoho National Park visitor centre seven days per week starting January 2. Hours of operation at both locations will be from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. mountain time throughout the winter. 

Why is this happening?

To welcome visitors in 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the  Government is very pleased to offer free admission for all visitors to national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada. To better serve our visitors in the celebration year, funding was provided to extend the operating hours and season of the Lake Louise and Yoho National Park visitor centres, where visitors can obtain their free Discovery Pass. 
Banff Lake Louise Tourism will continue to operate their information desk in the Lake Louise visitor centre, also increasing from four to seven days a week. The Friends of Yoho will continue to operate their gift shop in the Yoho National Park Visitor Centre from Friday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

For more information contact:
Brad Tataryn
Visitor Experience Team Leader

Parks Canada