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. 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.
Thinking of buying a reduced rate Ski Banff-Lake Louise Sunshine Tri Area season pass after October 15? If so, you will need to complete the course as per the attendance terms below:
- Never attended Part One of the Banff Ambassador program: Attend Banff Ambassador program at the Whyte Museum.
- Attended Part One of the Banff Ambassador program after October 1, 2013: Write the Knowledge Test at the Ski Hub or attend Banff Ambassador program at the Banff YWCA.
- Attended Part One of the Banff Ambassador program before October 1, 2013: Attend Banff Ambassador program at the Banff YWCA.
Note that you must reside in the Bow Valley to purchase the pass at the rate of $1,499 (plus GST) by December 31, 2014. Details on new benefits to the pass this year are available here!
|Tuesday December 9||7pm - 8pm||Banff YWCA|
|Thursday December 11||9am - 10am||Banff YWCA|
|Thursday December 18||4pm - 5pm||Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies|
|Tuesday January 6||9am - 10am||Banff YWCA|
|Thursday January 15||4pm - 5pm||Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies|
|Thursday February 5||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 $5 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