Want to know all about the amazing things to see and do in Banff National Park? And get access to the best activities and attractions worth over $500?!
This two-part, interactive program is an entertaining and informative way to make the most of your time in Banff. It helps new residents to Banff discover how they can become knowledgeable ‘locals’ and share the uniqueness of this place with visitors.
You'll learn about Banff’s wildlife, discover Banff’s interesting history, be able to identify local landmarks, become aware of park rules and regulations, learn how to play and stay safe in the park, find out about community resources, and discover all about what you can see and do in Banff National Park.
A FREE one hour course in partnership with BanffLIFE is offered twice a month at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (111 Bear Street) for staff new to town. Additional courses for previous participants are held at the Banff YWCA during the early winter, and many local employers also include Part One as part of their orientation sessions. All participants during the winter (October-March) receive a complimentary Banff Ambassador/Ski Big 3 toque. You do not need to register in advance, but please arrive at least 15 minutes early for these sessions. Latecomers will not be seated.
Completing Part One of the course will give you access to Part Two of the Banff Ambassador program (see below). NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE WORKING IN BANFF TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM.
Download the Banff Ambassador "Cheat Sheet" with important information about Banff National Park and the community in the following languages:
|Thursday August 6||4pm - 5pm||Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies|
|Thursday August 20||4pm - 5pm||Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies|
|Thursday September 3||4pm - 5pm||Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies|
|Thursday September 17||4pm - 5pm||Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies|
In partnership with Discover Banff Tours, participants will be able to take an interpretive sightseeing tour of Banff National Park, seeing some of the most popular sites and wildlife along the way. Tours are only $10 plus GST per person. You must book your tour at least 24 hours in advance by visiting the DBT store in Sundance Mall (215 Banff Avenue), redeem your card from Part One, and provide proof of employment.
Tours run every day from 8:30am - 11:30am
Upon completion of Part Two, participants will receive the "Experience Banff National Park Passport" valued at over $725!
For more information, or to book a private employer session, please call Banff Heritage Tourism at 403-763-2050
Are you interested in participating in hikes and learning from skilled interpreters?
Burgess Shale Hikes
Parks Canada is looking for volunteer hike assistants to go along on each of the hikes as support to the guide. This is your chance to experience the world renowned Burgess Shale fossils first hand and for FREE!
The Volunteer Hike Assistant Info attachment provides more information on volunteering and the Fact Sheet has more info on the hikes. If you are interested in volunteering as a hike assistant, please complete the Volunteer Application and submit it ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and hope to see you as a Hike Assistant on a Burgess Shale hike this summer!
Tunnel Mountain Hikes
Banff Heritage Tourism is also looking for volunteer hike assistants for each BHT Guided Hike on Tunnel Mountain this summer. This is an excellent opportunity to further your knowledge about Banff and interpretive techniques from Master interpreters, for FREE! Hikes run on Tuesdays and Fridays from June 30 - September 4.
If you are interested in volunteering as a hike assistant, please complete the Volunteer Application and submit it ASAP to email@example.com . Thanks and hope to see you as a Hike Assistant on a Tunnel Mountain hike this summer!