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Banff's Special Events

  1. SnowDays Festival

    January 13 - February 5 @ Around Banff

    The annual SnowDays Festival is a highlight of the winter season in Banff & Lake Louise. A month-long celebration held during January and February, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture and winter action.

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  2. Jon Whyte Spelling Bee and Trivia Challenge

    January 24, 7:00 PM @ Whyte Museum

    This evening of friendly competition will test your wit and memory, spectators and welcome. Call 403.762.2291 ext.322 for details or to to register your team of six.

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  3. Mountain Madness Relay Race

    January 27, 1:00 PM @ Around Banff

    Mountain Madness is an exciting multi-sport race through Banff National Park and the Town of Banff with teams of five competing in a five leg relay race from the top of Mount Norquay to the finish line on the Bow River. Events include downhill skiing, running, cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing.

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  4. SnowDays Learn to Snowshoe

    January 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Central Park

    Join a local expert who will share the basic skills of this authentic Canadian sport. This free drop-in program is great for individuals, couples or families – no experience necessary. Presented in partnership with MEC. Snowshoes are provided. All ages welcome.

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BanffLIFE Events

  1. Intro to Ice Climbing

    January 23, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    This Mountain Adventure Program is available to young adults (18 - 30 years), living and working in the Bow Valley. Learn the basics of the sport, and get introduced to a whole new world of winter adventure! In a small group you will learn from some of the best climbers/ACMG guides in the Valley. No experience necessary. Cost includes: 1 day of instruction, use of group technical equipment, use of personal climbing equipment (helmet, harness and belay devise) and transportation to climbing site.

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  2. Pasta Night

    January 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ (above the Library)

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  3. Tuesday Night Yoga

    January 31, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ (above the Library)

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Committees

  1. Development Appeal Board Meeting

    January 24, 9:00 AM @ Banff Town Hall, Council Chambers

    The Development Appeal Board will hold a hearing on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers. This is a continuation of the meeting held on Monday, January 16, 2017.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. 55+ Fitness Class

    January 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street

    Get active in this fitness class for 55+. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability. You're encouraged to exercise at your own pace. Monday instructor is Sue Webb and Thursday instructor is Fiona Groves (Fit by Fiona)

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  2. Community Singing

    January 23, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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  3. Drop-In Soccer

    January 23, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Looking for some indoor soccer action? Come on out to the Banff community High School drop-in days. Play a game, meet some new people! All levels welcome. Open to adults 18 and over. Space is limited. First come, first served so arrive early to ensure a spot. Entrance to the gym is the back door on Beaver Street. Visit our Facebook page "Bow Valley Soccer League"

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  4. Drop-in Sound Bath Meditation

    January 23, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Slow down and experience a magical hour of sound and stillness. Pure sound waves ring from singing bowls that clear the mind and revitalize the spirit. Please bring a blanket and pillow to make yourself cozy. $20 drop-in. Every Monday 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 101 Bear Street until May 29 (No class February 20).

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  5. Community Creations

    January 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

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  6. Ukulele for Beginners

    January 24, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Presbyterian Church of Banff

    These ukulele classes are welcoming, inclusive and geared for you to succeed. No experience necessary. You will need to bring a ukulele, tuner and music stand for the first class. Some printed material will be provided. We will eventually be working from books that will need to be purchased. Please arrive early to set up. Instructor: Cindy Thompson. Register at Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street or call 403.762.1251 with payment.

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  7. New Year, New You - Goal Setting

    January 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Town Hall, Council Chambers

    Kick off the new year by learning how to set achievable goals for the future. Bring your ideas and an open mind. Drinks and snacks provided. Course number #4151

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  8. Drop In Badminton

    January 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Looking for some action this week? Don’t have anyone to play with? Then head out to one of the Town of Banff’s action packed drop in badminton sessions! Come out and meet some new people get a sweat going and have some fun! All levels welcome, please arrive early to guarantee your space. Entrance to the gym is the back door on Beaver Street. Please bring indoor shoes For more information contact Christine LaRocque Limoges at e-mail Christine.LaRocque@banff.ca

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  9. Ukulele Jam

    January 24, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Presbyterian Church of Banff

    Have fun playing the ukulele in a group setting. Join others who continue to learn the instrument and pick up some tips from your fellow musicians. Register at Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street or call 403.762.1251 with payment.

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  10. 55+ Mountain Adventure Programs

    January 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Urban poling, also known as Nordic walking, combines an upper body technique similar to cross-country skiing that gives you a full body workout. Participate in this low-impact activity with a trained urban poling guide. Equipment will be available for those who require it.

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  11. Drop In Table Tennis

    January 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Banff Legion In the basement

    Looking for some action this week? Don’t have anyone to play with? Then head out to one of the Town of Banff’s action packed drop in sessions! Come out and meet some new people get a sweat going and have some fun! All levels welcome, please arrive early to guarantee your space. January to May 2017

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  12. Drop In Zumba

    January 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    A Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness class combining fast and slow rhythms with cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Dance to merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hip hop and more. You don't have to know how to dance, and any fitness level can take part. Feel the music, move your body and follow your instructor’s lead. Let's have fun together and notice your energy level rise in minutes! This course is instructed by a Zumba Fitness® Instructor and ZIN Member, Aoi DuBeau $10 Drop in fee

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  13. Drop In Volleyball

    January 25, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Looking for some action this week? Don’t have anyone to play with? Then head out to one of the Town of Banff’s action packed drop in volleyball sessions! Come out and meet some new people get a sweat going and have some fun! All levels welcome, please arrive early to guarantee your space. Entrance to the gym is the back door on Beaver Street. Please bring indoor shoes For more information contact Christine LaRocque Limoges at e-mail Christine.LaRocque@banff.ca

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  14. 55+ Fitness Class

    January 26, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street

    Get active in this fitness class for 55+. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability. You're encouraged to exercise at your own pace. Monday instructor is Sue Webb and Thursday instructor is Fiona Groves (Fit by Fiona)

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  15. Community Table

    January 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

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  16. Chess Academy Drop in Chess

    January 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Play chess in a safe and comfortable environment. These evenings will provide beginners with an opportunity to learn the basics of chess, from your opening move to checkmate. Intermediate to advanced players are encouraged to come as well - further your game strategy and play against new opponents for a more challenging game. All ages and abilities welcome!

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  17. 55+ Fitness Class

    January 30, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street

    Get active in this fitness class for 55+. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability. You're encouraged to exercise at your own pace. Monday instructor is Sue Webb and Thursday instructor is Fiona Groves (Fit by Fiona)

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  18. Community Singing

    January 30, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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  19. Drop-In Soccer

    January 30, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Looking for some indoor soccer action? Come on out to the Banff community High School drop-in days. Play a game, meet some new people! All levels welcome. Open to adults 18 and over. Space is limited. First come, first served so arrive early to ensure a spot. Entrance to the gym is the back door on Beaver Street. Visit our Facebook page "Bow Valley Soccer League"

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  20. Drop in Sound Bath Meditation

    January 30, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Take some time to slow down and experience a magical hour of sound and stillness. The pure sound waves that ring from the singing bowls awaken and cleanse the water in the cells of your body, clear the mind, and revitalize the spirit. The high resonance sound vibrations open, balance, clear and align the chakras and energy field within and around the body, taking you into another dimension! Please bring a blanket and pillow to make yourself as cozy as possible for your journey. Treat yourself for only $20!

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  21. Ukulele for Beginners

    January 31, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Presbyterian Church of Banff

    These ukulele classes are welcoming, inclusive and geared for you to succeed. No experience necessary. You will need to bring a ukulele, tuner and music stand for the first class. Some printed material will be provided. We will eventually be working from books that will need to be purchased. Please arrive early to set up. Instructor: Cindy Thompson. Register at Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street or call 403.762.1251 with payment.

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  22. New Year, New You - Goal Setting

    January 31, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Kick off the new year by learning how to set achievable goals for the future. Bring your ideas and an open mind. Drinks and snacks provided. Course number #4150

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  23. Drop In Badminton

    January 31, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Looking for some action this week? Don’t have anyone to play with? Then head out to one of the Town of Banff’s action packed drop in badminton sessions! Come out and meet some new people get a sweat going and have some fun! All levels welcome, please arrive early to guarantee your space. Entrance to the gym is the back door on Beaver Street. Please bring indoor shoes For more information contact Christine LaRocque Limoges at e-mail Christine.LaRocque@banff.ca

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  24. Ukulele Jam

    January 31, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Presbyterian Church of Banff

    Have fun playing the ukulele in a group setting. Join others who continue to learn the instrument and pick up some tips from your fellow musicians. Register at Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street or call 403.762.1251 with payment.

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Council Meetings

  1. Public Hearing: Bylaw 380 – Town of Banff Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw – Apartment Housing Parking

    January 23, 9:00 AM @ Town Hall - Council Chambers

    The purpose of proposed Bylaw 380 is to amend the Town of Banff Land Use Bylaw in order to incorporate the provisions of Council Policy C122 – Residential Apartment Housing /Off-street Parking and Alternative Transportation Standards into the bylaw. The amendments would allow for the minimum off-street requirements for new apartment housing developments to be varied under certain, site-specific, circumstances. The amendments provide the site specific criteria that would allow for a reduction in the amount of required off-street parking for apartment housing and identifies certain thresholds for when parking is required.

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  2. Regular Council Meeting

    January 23, 2:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Regular Meeting of Banff Town Council

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  3. Special Meeting of Council

    January 25, 9:00 AM @ Banff Town Hall, Council Chamber

    A special meeting of council has been called for Wednesday, January 25 at 9 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following: Bylaw 380 – Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw – Apartment Housing Parking.

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Settlement Services & Temporary Foreign Worker

  1. Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Information Session (Banff)

    January 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Registration is required. Please bring your PR Card or Landing Document/COPR.

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  2. Immigrant Women's Support Group

    January 26, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Registration is required. Childcare and transportation available upon request, please ask

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The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

  1. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 23, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  2. Co-Ed Shinny

    January 23, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in shinny hockey. Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full hockey equipment is required.

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  3. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 24, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  4. Co-Ed Shinny

    January 24, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in shinny hockey. Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full hockey equipment is required.

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  5. Shinny 40+

    January 24, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    For ages 40 an over. Full equipment must be worn at all times.

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  6. Parent & Tot Skate

    January 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    This skate is for parents and pre-school aged children. Strollers are welcome (no burleys)

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  7. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 25, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  8. Co-Ed Shinny

    January 25, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in shinny hockey. Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full hockey equipment is required.

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  9. Learn 2 Curl - Drop-in

    January 25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Curling Ice at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Have you heard of the sport, or seen curling on TV and wanted to give it a try? Well here’s your chance! The Banff Curling Club hosts Learn to Curl Wednesdays at the club. So, grab a friend or two and come on down! What to bring? Clean indoor shoes, stretchy or loose-fitting pants, a warm jacket, and gloves. We have brooms, sliders and grippers on-hand.

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  10. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 26, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  11. Co-Ed Shinny

    January 26, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in shinny hockey. Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full hockey equipment is required.

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  12. Shinny 40+

    January 26, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    For ages 40 an over. Full equipment must be worn at all times.

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  13. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 29, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  14. Ladies Shinny

    January 29, 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Play shinny hockey in a women's only environment. Full hockey equipment required.

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  15. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 30, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  16. Co-Ed Shinny

    January 30, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in shinny hockey. Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full hockey equipment is required.

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  17. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 31, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  18. Co-Ed Shinny

    January 31, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in shinny hockey. Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full hockey equipment is required.

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  19. Shinny 40+

    January 31, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    For ages 40 an over. Full equipment must be worn at all times.

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