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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.

Volunteer for 2016 Canada Day

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.


2016 Road Closures/Parking Lot Closures
  • Banff Avenue will be closed from 4:30-6 p.m. from Fox Street to Buffalo Street on Friday, July 1 for the Canada Road Closure MapDay parade.
  • Lynx Street, between Wolf Street and Caribou Street, will be closed from 6-10:30 a.m. for the pancake breakfast.
  • The Norquay highway entrance to town will be closed to inbound traffic from 4:45-6:30 p.m. The Banff Avenue highway entrance will remain open and a detour will be implemented down Muskrat Street for vehicles to access the bridge.
  • Certain roads in town will be limited to local traffic only from 3:30-6 p.m. and parking on Cougar Street, Fox Street and Elk Street will be limited to allow for parade staging. Please see Road Closure Map (PDF) for details.
  • Use Banffparking.ca to find parking in town and roamtransit.com for the Roam Public Transit bus schedule. You can also check out our Parking List for a map of parking locations and information on where to park RVs.

Here is our 2016 event line up:
*Subject to change without notice

Central Park

 11 a.m. Banff Artisan and Farmers Market opens
 noon Brass Marching Band - Presented by The Banff Centre
 12:15 p.m. Emcee Rob Murray Opening Remarks 
 12:20 p.m. Mayor Sorensen, Parks Canada to welcome everyone 
 12:30 p.m. The Swillbillies (local)
 1:00 p.m. Alias Brass - Presented by The Banff Centre
 1:30 p.m. Dance For Joy Studio Performance
 2:00 p.m. Folk Singer Brad Brewer
 2:30 p.m. Kujawiak & Piast Polish Children's Dance Society
 3:00 p.m. Music by Andy Loops
 3:30 p.m. Calgary Fiddlers
 4:00 p.m. Emcee final announcements- Venue closes for parade
 4:30 - 6:45 p.m. Intermission
 7:00 p.m. Hoja Accapella Group
 8:00 p.m Crossover Brass - Presented by The Banff Centre
8:30 p.m. Folk rock band Elk Run & Riot
9:30 p.m. Pop-rock group The Steadies
11:00 p.m. Fireworks

High School Field
10:00 a.m. Official opening and Welcome
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Old fashioned games with Isabelle Cliche
10:15 a.m. Mazur Polish-Canadian Dancers of Edmonton Society
11:00 a.m. Blackfoot Medicine Speaks
Noon  Parks Canada presents Mountain WIT
1:00 p.m. Magician Steve Harmer
2:00 p.m. Blackfoot Medicine Speaks
3:00 p.m. Magician Steve Harmer
4:00 p.m. Emcee final announcement- venue closed

Other Locations 
8 - 10 a.m. Melissa's & Banff Park Lodge presents the Canada Day pancake breakfast Lynx St. between the Banff Park Lodge and Homestead Inn
9 a.m. to noon
Children's Sidewalk Art, presented by the Whyte Museum
100 Block Bear St.
2:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Join Parks Canada and discover cool facts about Canada's first national park. Banff Avenue Square
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Road closures for the parade - Banff Avenue
Fox Street to Buffalo St.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Canada Day Parade from Fox Street to Buffalo Street
Fox St to Buffalo St

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