Banff Amb.

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. If you live/work in Lake Louise, please contact to inquire about the Discover Lake Louise program. 

Download the Banff Ambassador "Cheat Sheet" with important information about Banff National Park and the community in the following languages:



Upcoming Sessions:

Thursday October 1 4pm - 5pm Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Thursday October 15 3:30pm - 5pm Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Thursday October 29 3:30pm - 5pm Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Thursday November 5 3:30pm - 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 $500!

For more information, or to book a private employer session, please call Banff Heritage Tourism at 403-763-2050