Yoho National Park Visitor Centre is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway, 83km (51 miles) northwest of Banff (P.O. Box 99, Field, BC V0A 1G0; tel. 250/343-6783; www.pc.gc.ca), and is open daily 9am to 4pm.

Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre, 7556 Main St. E., Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1M0 (tel. 250/347-9505; www.pc.gc.ca), is 134km (83 miles) southwest of Banff, but you drive through the park to get to the Visitor Centre, which is open daily 9am to 5pm.

Mount Robson Provincial Park (tel. 250/566-4325) is just across the Alberta and British Columbia border from Jasper and is open May through September daily 7am to 11pm.

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Fees -- Admission to Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay parks costs C$9.80 adult, C$8.30 seniors, C$4.90 youths 6-16, or C$19.60 families per day.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.