Improvement District No. 9
Our Mission: To help residents and visitors experience the incredibly unique destination of ID9 through collaborative relationships with local, provincial and federal agencies to provide access to a wide-variety of economically responsible services. Our focus is ensuring ID9 is an incredible place to live, do business and visit.
Improvement District No. 9 (ID9) is the municipal government for the region that encompasses the area of the Banff National Park outside of the corporate limits of the Town of Banff. We are located approximately 140kms west of Calgary and our population and business centre is the Hamlet of Lake Louise, however we have various resorts, businesses and residents spread throughout our beautiful region. On this website you’ll find information related to our municipality, its governance, and services available to residents as well as links to information for tourists and visitors.
The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) built the Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise which drew tourists to the area and today the park sees between 3‐4 million tourists annually.