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 75 minute course in partnership with BanffLIFE is offered twice a month at 101 Bear Street (on the upstairs level) for those new to town. Additional courses 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. For questions about the program, please contact 

NOTE: 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:


If you have attended Part One of the Banff Ambassador program since October 1, 2014 you may complete the knowledge test at the Ski Hub instead of taking the Banff Ambassador course to qualify for a discounted Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Tri Area season pass. Otherwise, please visit the Ski Hub 24 hours after taking Part One of the Banff Ambassador course, and they will have your name on file. Note that you must reside in the Bow Valley to purchase the pass at the rate of $1,529 (plus GST) by December 6, 2015.



Tuesday December 1 7:00pm - 8:30pm YWCA Banff
Thursday December 3 3:30pm - 5:00pm 101 Bear Street (Upstairs)
Tuesday December 8 7:00pm - 8:30pm YWCA Banff
Thursday December 10 9:00am - 10:30am YWCA Banff
Thursday December 17 3:30pm - 5:00pm 101 Bear Street (Upstairs)
Wednesday January 6 3:30pm - 5:00pm 101 Bear Street (Upstairs)
Wednesday January 20 3:30pm - 5:00pm 101 Bear Street (Upstairs)


In partnership with Discover Banff Tours, participants are eligible to take an interpretive sightseeing tour of Banff National Park, visiting some of the most important sites in the area and a chance to see 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

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