Parks Canada

If you have not skied in a Canadian National Park before you should visit a Park Information Centre in either Banff, Lake Louise or Field as there are many legal regulations you may not be aware of. Visitors must purchase a Park Pass, which is an entry fee, this covers any rescues and if you do not have one you may be asked to pay, (it’s not cheap). If staying overnight in the backcountry everyone in your group must purchase a Wilderness Pass. Other information such as closed areas for avalanche bombing or wildlife, local conditions and possible reports from returning parties can be gathered from Information Centres as well, a stop at one is not only necessary but beneficial.

Banff National Park Information Centres
224 Banff Avenue, Banff Alberta
Samson Mall 201 Village Rd, Lake Louise Alberta

Kootenay National Park Information Centre
7556 Main St E, Radium Hot Springs BC

Jasper National Park Information Centre
500 Connaught Drive, Jasper Alberta

Yoho National Park Information Centre
Trans-Canada Highway, Field BC

Park Wardens (to report National Park violations)

For emergencies dail 911 on any phone