Glen Nevis Visitor Centre is located on the Glen Nevis Road, approximately 2km from Fort William It is run by The Highland Council and supports a Visitor Exhibition, Shop, Toilets and car parking. The shop sells a range of products, including a good selection of books, maps, travel/safety equipment for walkers and a some gifts. There are also a range of leaflets, including Lochaber Geopark leaflets and tourist literature.
The centre provides information on walks in Glen Nevis and on the ascent of Ben Nevis, as well as on local weather (daily weather forecast for Ben Nevis) and safety advice. There are also some interesting exhibits on the geological origins of Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis, local nature, and social and cultural history. There are also exhibits on past ascents of Ben Nevis and what to do in the Glen. The exhibits are supported by models (e.g. different dwellings in the Highlands), as well as hand on exhibits of mammal skulls and/or feeding signs of pine marten, otter and red squirrel. The exhibits are directed mainly at adults but with some material for children. There is also a short video on mountains.
The staff are really knowledgeable about the local area and are able to offer advice of climbing Ben Nevis and other mountains in the area, as well as a range of short and long distance walks nearby.
A great place to begin your exploration of Glen Nevis, whether you are looking for an enjoyable walk in the Glen or want to take on the challenge of climbing the Britain’s highest Ben.
The Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week, between 9am to 3pm in winter, 9am to 5pm in spring and autumn and 8.30am - 5.30pm in summer.