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Posted on: April 7, 2014

100 block of Beaver St. will be closed April 9

The 100 block of Beaver Street will be closed on Wednesday, April 9 from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to remove angle parking from the street.

Should removal work take longer than expected, there will be a partial road... Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2014

Temporary Closure on Wolverine Street

Wolverine Street between Grizzly Street and Otter Street is currently closed to traffic while crews repair a water main break.

The closure is expected to last several days while repair work is conducted.

Posted on: February 11, 2014

Lane reduction on Norquay Road on Thursday, February 13

Norquay Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic on Thursday, February 13 from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Components of a pedestrian bridge over 40 Mile Creek will be installed during this time. The bridge will be... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Alberta Winter Games opening ceremony on February 6

The 2014 Alberta Winter Games takes place February 6-9 in both the Towns of Banff and Canmore.

The games will kick off with a torch relay and opening ceremony in downtown Banff on February 6. There will be road closures,... Read on...

Detour Map (PDF)
Posted on: January 7, 2014

The Big Bear on January 10

The Big Bear, a street party/ski and snowboard event, hits the Bear Street parking lot on Friday, January 10 from 6-9 p.m. There will be a partial road closure and some parking restrictions to accommodate the event.

The... Read on...

Detour Map (PDF)
Posted on: December 30, 2013

Canadian Olympic Team Block Party on January 11

The Canadian Olympic Team Block Party takes place Saturday, January 11 in the Town of Banff. The following roads will be closed from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. to accommodate the event:

100, 200 & 300 blocks of Banff Avenue (Elk... Read on...

Detour Map (PDF)

Council Updates

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Posted on: April 15, 2014

Council Briefs for April 14, 2014

Mayor Karen Sorensen started the meeting by thanking Councillor Chip Olver for her 20 years of service on town council. Olver was first elected in a by-election in March 1994. Her election in October 2013 began her seventh... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: March 25, 2014

Council Briefs for March 24, 2014

Mayor Karen Sorensen presented Banff Lake Louise Tourism with a plaque in recognition of their accreditation with the International Destination Marketing Association. To achieve accreditation, Banff Lake Louise Tourism... Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Posted on: March 11, 2014

Council Briefs for March 10, 2014

To encourage a shift to alternative modes of travel, and to encourage the development of smaller, more affordable apartments for Banff residents, Council adopted Policy C122, Residential Apartment Housing/Off-Street Parking... Read on...

Read the Agenda Package
Posted on: February 25, 2014

Council Briefs for February 24, 2014

Council postponed their vote on the Residential Apartment Housing/Off-Street Parking and Alternative Transportation Standards Policy C122 after making several amendments to the document. Council also asked administration to... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: February 12, 2014

Council Briefs for February 10, 2014

Jamie MacVicar, representing a group of neighbours of 405, 407 and 409 Beaver Street, spoke against a proposed housing development on Beaver Street. MacVicar asked council to block the development of staff housing in that... Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Posted on: January 14, 2014

Council Briefs for January 13, 2014

A committee from the 2014 Banff/Canmore Alberta Winter Games spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on their finances, the games’ schedule and volunteer requirements. Games chair Bob Ellard said despite some... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: December 19, 2013

Council Briefs, December 19, 2013

Council unanimously passed the Business License Bylaw 22-9 Amendment #12, which provides for a 2 per cent increase in Schedule B fees, and a 2.5 per cent increase in Class 100 (lodging sector) fees, which are set annually... Read on...

View the Agenda Package (PDF)

Latest News

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Posted on: April 16, 2014

Banff Legacy Trail may open by Easter

Today’s colder temperatures and few flurries won’t be enough to keep cyclists off their bikes this long weekend in Banff.

The Banff Legacy Trail may open as early as Thursday, April 17, weeks earlier than normal, thanks... Read on...

Banff Legacy Trail
Posted on: March 26, 2014

Banff and N-Viro finalists for prestigious award

Banff N-Rich organic waste recycling project, implemented by the Town to manage biosolids and kitchen food waste, is up for a prestigious environmental award.

The Town of Banff and N-Viro Canada LP are finalists for the... Read on...

More information on the Banff N-Rich project
Posted on: March 17, 2014

Council adopts strategic priorities for 2014

Housing, transportation and civic pride are the top priorities for Council in 2014.

They adopted their top five priorities at their March 10 meeting. A Place to Call Home - appropriate and comfortable housing for all... Read on...

Strategic Priorities
Posted on: February 27, 2014

Connect with Town at open house Mar 13

Find out what’s going on in your community this year.

The Town is hosting its second annual open house on major projects and initiatives, Thursday, March 13, for residents and stakeholders to find out about a multitude... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 10, 2014

Residents proud to live in Banff - survey

No doubt about it, Banff. You love your national park community.
The results of the 2013 Citizen Satisfaction telephone survey, conducted last fall by the Town, show 99 per cent of residents rated the overall quality of... Read on...

Full survey results
Posted on: January 30, 2014

Alberta Winter Games Opening Ceremony on Thursday, February 6

Alberta Winter Games

The 2014 Alberta Winter Games are almost here.

Co-hosted by the Towns of Banff and Canmore, we’re set to welcome more than 2,500 young athletes, their coaches and officials to the Bow Valley for four days of games... Read on...

Road Closure Map (PDF)
Posted on: January 13, 2014

Successful send-off of Canada’s Olympic athletes

Banff helped send Canada’s Olympic athletes to Sochi in style over the weekend at the hugely successful Canadian Olympic Team Block Party.

Thousands attended the event in downtown Banff hosted by the CBC's George... Read on...

Calendar of Events
Posted on: December 16, 2013

BHC announces land acquisition

BANFF AB - The Banff Housing Corporation (BHC) announced today that it has acquired two parcels of land located at 338 and 340 Banff Avenue.

The purchase agreement is now unconditional and the registration is anticipated... Read on...

For more information on the BHC
Posted on: November 20, 2013

Banff to host Canada's Olympians before Sochi Games.

BANFF, AB - Banff is hosting the send-off party for Canada’s Olympians headed to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The Canadian Olympic Committee announced the host cities for the Celebration of Excellence 2014... Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2013

Town to hold resident satisfaction survey

If the call display on your ringing telephone or cell phone shows Ipsos Reid over the next few weeks, answer it.

The research firm has been contracted by the Town of Banff to conduct a random telephone resident ... Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2013

NHL Rangers train in Banff

Banff hockey fans will get a preview of new head coach Alain Vigneault’s New York Rangers this week, as the Broadway Blueshirts bring their pre-season training camp to The Fenlands, Banff Recreation Centre, at 100 Norquay... Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2013

Banff Town Hall goes solar

solar panels on Council Chamber roof

Banff, AB - The last panels were installed on the roof at Banff Town Hall on Friday and by Monday morning, the town's new solar photovoltaic system was generating power.

The most extensive photovoltaic panel... Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2013

Recreation survey closes Monday

This weekend is your last chance to provide your feedack on the draft recommendations in the recreation facilities master plan. The survey, which can be accessed through banff.ca/recplan, closes Monday (July 29).

The... Read on...

Complete survey now.
Posted on: July 2, 2013

Pedestrian bridge opens

Banff, AB – The new Bow River pedestrian bridge and utility crossing in Banff, built to withstand the 100-year flood it experienced just 12 days ago, opens to the public today — a week after the original planned opening, but... Read on...

Facts about the Bow River pedestrian bridge
Posted on: June 12, 2013

Green highway leads to Banff

Mayor Sorensen plugs in car at Town's new electric vehicle charger

Banff, AB – The Town of Banff, in collaboration with Sun Country Highway, has installed the Town’s first municipal-owned, publicly accessible electric vehicle charger in the Bear Street Parkade.

The EV charger is one of... Read on...

More information on green living in Banff
Posted on: September 10, 2012

Construction to begin on sewer pipe/bridge

Construction is set to begin October 11 on the sewer pipe utility/pedestrian bridge crossing, the Town of Banff announced today.

The Town received word late last week that the project received the federal approvals... Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2012

Learning takes root

Thanks to a $15,000 grant from TD Green Streets, the Town of Banff celebrated National Tree Day in the best way possible —by planting trees with the students of Banff Elementary School.

The planting was kicked off with a... Read on...


Live Green

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Posted on: March 26, 2014

Banff and N-Viro finalists for prestigious award

Banff N-Rich organic waste recycling project, implemented by the Town to manage biosolids and kitchen food waste, is up for a prestigious environmental award.

The Town of Banff and N-Viro Canada LP are finalists for the... Read on...

More information on the Banff N-Rich project
Posted on: August 22, 2013

Banff Town Hall goes solar

solar panels on Council Chamber roof

Banff, AB - The last panels were installed on the roof at Banff Town Hall on Friday and by Monday morning, the town's new solar photovoltaic system was generating power.

The most extensive photovoltaic panel... Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2013

Green highway leads to Banff

Mayor Sorensen plugs in car at Town's new electric vehicle charger

Banff, AB – The Town of Banff, in collaboration with Sun Country Highway, has installed the Town’s first municipal-owned, publicly accessible electric vehicle charger in the Bear Street Parkade.

The EV charger is one of... Read on...

More information on green living in Banff
Posted on: September 26, 2012

Learning ‘takes root’ in Banff

Thanks to a $15,000 grant from TD Green Streets, the Town of Banff celebrated National Tree Day in the best way possible —by planting trees with the students of Banff Elementary School.

The planting was kicked off with a... Read on...


Programs & Events

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Posted on: February 27, 2014

Connect with Town at open house Mar 13

Find out what’s going on in your community this year.

The Town is hosting its second annual open house on major projects and initiatives, Thursday, March 13, for residents and stakeholders to find out about a multitude... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 10, 2014

Acclaimed international artist partners with Banff to offer portrait workshop

The Town of Banff Community Services department has partnered with internationally acclaimed artist Kristy Gordon to offer a three-day portrait painting workshop in Banff.
Scheduled for March 21-23 in the Pioneer Room... Read on...

Registration Information
Posted on: November 20, 2013

Banff to host Canada's Olympians before Sochi Games.

BANFF, AB - Banff is hosting the send-off party for Canada’s Olympians headed to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The Canadian Olympic Committee announced the host cities for the Celebration of Excellence 2014... Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2013

NHL Rangers train in Banff

Banff hockey fans will get a preview of new head coach Alain Vigneault’s New York Rangers this week, as the Broadway Blueshirts bring their pre-season training camp to The Fenlands, Banff Recreation Centre, at 100 Norquay... Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2013

Recreation survey closes Monday

This weekend is your last chance to provide your feedack on the draft recommendations in the recreation facilities master plan. The survey, which can be accessed through banff.ca/recplan, closes Monday (July 29).

The... Read on...

Complete survey now.
Posted on: April 20, 2013

Large scale wall art work officially unveiled in Banff

Banff Artist Lynn Huras' Raven #2 was officially unveiled at noon today by Mayor Karen Sorensen and Michele Lang, chair of the Banff Community Public Art Committee at Banff Town Hall.

The 8 ft x 10 ft exhibit graces... Read on...

More information on Public Art in Banff