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Canada Day in Banff
The Town of Banff is the perfect place to celebrate Canada's birthday on July 1. Fantastic family-friendly events run throughout the day, including our famous parade down Banff Avenue. From bands to balloon animals to birthday cake, we've got it all. The full-day celebrations are capped off with a spectacular evening fireworks display.

Parade Registration is now open until June 12
Register your parade entry in the 2015 Canada Day parade. The Cougar St. form up area opens to arrivals at 2 p.m. and all entries must be at their assigned locations by 4:30 p.m. The parade starts at 5 p.m. on Banff Ave & Fox St and ends at Buffalo St.


 Register here to volunteer for one of Banff's most exciting events of the year. What a great way to showcase your community to the world by being a volunteer for this very special event. We offer a variety of positions and time frames to choose from and a great volunteer package to take home with you.

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Here is our 2015 event line up: 

Central Park

noon Opening Ceremonies with Mayor Karen Sorensen and Banff National Park Superintendent Dave McDonough
12:20 p.m.
Hoja accapella group
1 p.m. Canada Day cake cutting with Mayor Sorensen
1 p.m.
Local musical group "The Swillbillies"
1:30 p.m. Verkhovyna Ukrainian dance troupe
2 p.m.
Local musical group "Awesome Brothers"
2:30 p.m.
"Dance for Joy" with Kim Mayberry
3 p.m.
Folk singer Brad Brewer 
3:30 p.m.
The Calgary Fiddlers
7 p.m.
Elk Run Riot set one
8 p.m. Amelie Patterson
8:15 p.m.
Elk Run Riot set two
9 p.m. Amelie Patterson
9:15 p.m.
Celtic rock group "Fraid Knot"  set one
10 p.m. Amelie Patterson
10:15 p.m.
Celtic rock group "Fraid Knot" set two
11 p.m.
Fireworks. Best views from Central Park

High School Field
10 a.m. Family Fun Zone opens
11 a.m. "Blackfoot Medicine Speaks"  under the leadership of Treffrey Deerfoot
Ongoing Egg & spoon races, sack racing & tug-o-war 
Noon Enjoy old-fashioned games, inflatable bouncers and crafts in our Family Fun Zone
12:30 p.m. The Steve Harmer magic show
 2 p.m. "Blackfoot Medicine Speaks" under the leadership of Treffrey Deerfoot
 3 p.m. Verkhovyna Ukrainian dance troupe
4 p.m. Family Fun Zone closed to get ready for our 5 p.m. Canada Day parade on Banff Avenue