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Banff's Special Events

  1. The Banfftastic Campfire Sing-along

    August 27, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    All ages will enjoy the irreverent sketches and catchy tunes about Banff National Park, presented by Parks Canada's own theatre troupe, Mountain WIT.

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  2. Cave Lantern Tours

    August 27, 7:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    It’s after hours at the Cave and Basin, but Parks Canada is letting you in. Your senses awaken as lanterns cast shadows on ancient grotto walls. Mysterious sounds and voices are a reminder that others, like you, have journeyed to these thermal waters for centuries. Parks Canada will supply the lanterns; you supply the imagination. A family-friendly 40-minute program. $10.80 per person. Registration required, call 403.845.3524.

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  3. Banff Farmers Market

    August 31, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bear Street Parking Lot, 200 Block of Bear Street

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer in the Bear Street Parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

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BanffLIFE Events

  1. Sunday Night BanffLIFE Theatre Collective

    August 28, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street

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  2. Movie Under the Stars - The Wizard of Oz

    August 29, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    Join BanffLIFE for a night out under the stars. We start the night off with live music and when it's dark enough, the movie comes on! Bring your blanket, cuddle up with some hot popcorn and enjoy a magical evening under the stars!

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  3. HIKE: Tunnel Tuesday

    August 30, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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  4. Tuesday Night Yoga

    August 30, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ (above the Library)

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  5. Wednesday Morning Yoga

    August 31, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Meeting Room 1 at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Get Out Summer - Basketball

    August 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Banff Recreation Grounds basketball court

    Get Out and play basketball with other members of the community at the recreation grounds court. This is a free event open to everyone. No registration required.

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  2. Try Skateboarding

    August 28, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Skate Park

    Have you ever wanted to skateboard but didn't know where to start? What kind of board to use, what kind of equipment is needed? Whether you want to learn to skate for transportation or just because you want to play in the park, our knowledgeable instructors will help answer any of your questions and teach you basic skills. This program is made possible with funding from Makadiff Sports and donations from Unlimited, Rude Boys, Darkstar, DC and Blind. Drop-ins are welcome but please register if you can at 403.762.1251.

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  3. Free Public Swim

    August 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Banff Centre's Sally Borden Building

    A free public swim sponsored by the Town of Banff is held the last Sunday of every month at The Banff Centre's Sally Borden pool from 1 - 4 p.m.

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  4. Tech-Free Tuesdays - Canoe or kayak

    August 30, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Banff Canoe Club

    Paddle the Bow River or into Vermilion Lakes. The Banff Canoe Club is just minutes from the downtown core. They have a variety of options to choose from to fit your family/group.

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  5. Tech-Free Tuesdays - Art in the Rockies

    August 30, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ The Whyte Museum

    Have fun with a family scavenger hunt around The Whyte Museum. Activity booklets can be picked up at the front desk between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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  6. Tech-Free Tuesdays - Swimming and Climbing

    August 30, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Banff Centre

    Enjoy public swimming or some rock climbing at The Banff Centre Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation.

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  7. Tech-Free Tuesdays - Family Board Games

    August 30, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Come in to the Banff Public Library for some good old fashioned fun with board games that are family-friendly and will have you in stitches.

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  8. Tech-Free Tuesdays - Parks Canada Interpretive Program

    August 30, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Banff Avenue Square

    Unplug from technology and reconnect with nature by joining a Parks Canada interpreter for a hands-on educational experience.

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  9. Tech-Free Tuesdays - Golf Cart Tours

    August 30, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Springs Golf Course

    This one hour tour will not only show you the breathtaking views that surround the golf course and hotel, but will also allow you the opportunity to see wildlife, stop to take amazing pictures and the history of the golf course.

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  10. Storytime at the Banff Library

    August 31, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Come to the Banff Public Library for baby and ones story time. Rhymes, finger plays and lap bounces for infants (0-24 months). Expectant parents are also invited to attend.

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The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

  1. Drop-in Public Skate

    August 28, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone welcome! This includes families, parent and tots. adults and seniors. Children under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, no pucks, no figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 years of age and under, and are highly recommended by all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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