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Banff's Special Events

  1. Banff Farmers Market

    August 22, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Central Park parking lot

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer. This year the market will be held in the Central Park parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

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  2. Wildlife Wednesdays

    August 22, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Banff Park Museum National Historic Site (at the corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street, under the big green tent)

    While you visit Banff’s weekly Farmer's Market, be sure to pop by the Parks Canada tent with fun & informative interactive displays.

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  3. Bankhead Guided Walk

    August 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lower Bankhead Day-use Area (on the Lake Minnewanka Road)

    Join a Parks Canada interpreter on a family friendly walk through the remains of Bankhead, an old coal mine town, to discover stories and secrets from the past. Please wear sturdy footwear and be prepared for changes in weather.

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  4. The Banfftastic Show

    August 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park Gazebo

    Bring a picnic blanket for an evening of outdoor fun by the river. 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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  5. Banff Farmers Market

    August 29, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Central Park parking lot

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer. This year the market will be held in the Central Park parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

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  6. Wildlife Wednesdays

    August 29, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Banff Park Museum National Historic Site (at the corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street, under the big green tent)

    While you visit Banff’s weekly Farmer's Market, be sure to pop by the Parks Canada tent with fun & informative interactive displays.

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BanffLIFE Events

  1. Movie Under the Stars

    August 20, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    Join BanffLIFE for a night out under the stars. We start the night when the sun goes down and it’s dark enough, the movie comes on! Bring your blankets, cuddle up with some popcorn and enjoy a magical evening under the stars! Volunteers are always welcome! Cancelled if raining or high winds. This week's movie is Inside Out.

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  2. SCRAMBLE: Mount Temple

    August 21, 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

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  3. DJ & Play in the Park

    August 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park

    DJ & Play in the Park is every Wednesday evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, a BBQ and have a lots of fun. Share your skills in Acro Yoga, Hoopdance, juggling, slacklining and more. This is a family-friendly community event for all ages, and everyone welcome to join. Cancelled if raining.

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  4. HIKE: Parker Ridge

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

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  5. Movie Under the Stars

    August 27, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    Join BanffLIFE for a night out under the stars. We start the night when the sun goes down and it’s dark enough, the movie comes on! Bring your blankets, cuddle up with some popcorn and enjoy a magical evening under the stars! Volunteers are always welcome! Cancelled if raining or high winds. This week's movie is The Lorax.

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  6. DJ & Play in the Park

    August 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park

    DJ & Play in the Park is every Wednesday evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, a BBQ and have a lots of fun. Share your skills in Acro Yoga, Hoopdance, juggling, slacklining and more. This is a family-friendly community event for all ages, and everyone welcome to join. Cancelled if raining.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Crafternoon at the Library

    August 20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Gather your knitting, crochet, embroidery, or other DIY project-in-progress, and drop-in every Monday afternoon at the Banff Public Library. Enjoy a cozy chat and share your handicraft enthusiasm with new acquaintances.

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  2. Kids Have Stress Too

    August 20, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Bow Valley Parent Link, Banff

    At this workshop, you'll learn about the impact of stress on a child's physical, mental and emotional well-being. You'll also learn how it contributes to behaviour. We will discuss the parent's roel in helping children cope and reduce stress, and ways parents can manage their own stress while helping to support their child. To register, call 403.678.2529 email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca or stop by any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre. Please sign up at least one week in advance.

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  3. Big RED Ride

    August 21, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Pick up at Cascade House

    Enjoy a ride outside without the strain of too much pedaling. This four-person bike provides opportunities for greater levels of fitness, social connectivity, and it's a lot of fun. This bike is for adults and specifically for Banff residents. The purpose of the program is to provide at risk and vulnerable populations in Banff with opportunities for greater fitness and social connectivity to improve both their physical and mental health.

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  4. Tunnel Tuesdays

    August 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Hike Tunnel Mountain with a group and get some exercise while making new friends. For ages 14 and up. You can register for a single day or for all the hikes. Register by noon the Monday before each hike. Hikes are held every Tuesday, June 5 to September 25.

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  5. Drop In Yoga - Tuesday

    August 21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park Gazebo. If raining 101 Bear Street

    **New Location for Drop-in Yoga Tuesdays. It will be held at the Central Park Gazebo. In the event of rain, it will be held at 101 Bear Street** The Town of Banff’s community drop-in yoga classes provide you with time to recharge and stretch your body and mind. Mats, props and instruction are provided on a drop-in basis. No class the 4th Tuesday of every month. You can pay the $6.50 drop in fee directly with the instructor or use your Town of Banff Drop-In Membership card which can purchased at 110 Bear Street or The Fenlands Recreation Centre.

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  6. Picky Eating

    August 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Bow Valley Parent Link, Banff

    Learn how to create a positive mealtime environment, introduce new foods and how to cope with mealtime struggles. Led by a dietitian, this class is for parents and caregivers with children 1-5 years. Please dress to get messy! To register, call 403.678.2529 email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca or stop by any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre. Please sign up at least one week in advance.

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  7. Stroller Walks Drop In

    August 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Banff Town Hall

    Stroller walking is the perfect activity to get outside, build relationships with other parents, and burn calories, all while engaging your baby with the world around you, or while your baby has a nap in the stroller! We will end our walk at a local coffee shop. Ages: All ages

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  8. Minecraft Madness Returns

    August 22, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Minecraft Madness Returns to the Library. For ages 8-12. Registration required. Register in person or by phone at 403.762.2661.

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  9. Tech Help One-on-One at the Library

    August 23, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Sign up to get personal technical assistant with one of the Banff Public Library's experienced staff members. Call, email of stop by to book an appointment.

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  10. Big RED Ride

    August 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Pick up at Banff Town Hall

    Enjoy a ride outside without the strain of too much pedaling. This four-person bike provides opportunities for greater levels of fitness, social connectivity, and it's a lot of fun. This bike is for adults and specifically for Banff residents. The purpose of the program is to provide at risk and vulnerable populations in Banff with opportunities for greater fitness and social connectivity to improve both their physical and mental health.

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  11. Zumba in the Park

    August 23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park Gazebo

    Join the group for Zumba in the Park from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday in July and August. By donation.

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  12. Tremendous Twos

    August 24, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Bow Valley Parent Link, Banff

    This is a great opportunity to connect with other families and socialize your child with other little ones the same age (12-24 months). This program will offer fun, age appropriate activities, snacks and songs.

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  13. Freestyle Fridays at the Library

    August 24, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop in for art on a whim! Get crafty at the library: We’ll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity. From paper crafts to beading, clay to crochet; every week, we’ll try something new! FREE! Drop in (space permitting). Ages 8-12 welcome.

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  14. Drop-in Skateboarding

    August 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Banff Skatepark

    Get some tips and tricks to improve your skateboarding, or try out the sport for the first time. An instructor will be there to help out, and some skateboards will be available to use if you don't have one. Drop-in Skateboarding is free, and held every Sunday from July 8 to August 26, 10-11 a.m. For ages 16+

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  15. Free Public Swim

    August 26, 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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  16. Crafternoon at the Library

    August 27, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Gather your knitting, crochet, embroidery, or other DIY project-in-progress, and drop-in every Monday afternoon at the Banff Public Library. Enjoy a cozy chat and share your handicraft enthusiasm with new acquaintances.

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  17. Big RED Ride

    August 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Pick up at Cascade House

    Enjoy a ride outside without the strain of too much pedaling. This four-person bike provides opportunities for greater levels of fitness, social connectivity, and it's a lot of fun. This bike is for adults and specifically for Banff residents. The purpose of the program is to provide at risk and vulnerable populations in Banff with opportunities for greater fitness and social connectivity to improve both their physical and mental health.

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  18. Tunnel Tuesdays

    August 28, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Hike Tunnel Mountain with a group and get some exercise while making new friends. For ages 14 and up. You can register for a single day or for all the hikes. Register by noon the Monday before each hike. Hikes are held every Tuesday, June 5 to September 25.

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  19. Stroller Walks Drop In

    August 29, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Banff Town Hall

    Stroller walking is the perfect activity to get outside, build relationships with other parents, and burn calories, all while engaging your baby with the world around you, or while your baby has a nap in the stroller! We will end our walk at a local coffee shop. Ages: All ages

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  20. Tech Help One-on-One at the Library

    August 30, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Sign up to get personal technical assistant with one of the Banff Public Library's experienced staff members. Call, email of stop by to book an appointment.

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  21. Big RED Ride

    August 30, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Pick up at Banff Town Hall

    Enjoy a ride outside without the strain of too much pedaling. This four-person bike provides opportunities for greater levels of fitness, social connectivity, and it's a lot of fun. This bike is for adults and specifically for Banff residents. The purpose of the program is to provide at risk and vulnerable populations in Banff with opportunities for greater fitness and social connectivity to improve both their physical and mental health.

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  22. Games and Food Night

    August 30, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Come join fellow MAGIC The Gathering trading card gamers and enjoy hotdogs and sandwiches. Open to everyone from beginner to expert. Families welcome. Cards and instruction are provided.

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  23. Community Dinner Celebrating Ethiopian Culture & Food

    August 30, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Enjoy veggie and meat entrees, salad, bread, dessert and of course, great conversation with friends, neighbours and newcomers. Music and kids activities too. Everyone welcome - family friendly. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  24. Zumba in the Park

    August 30, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park Gazebo

    Join the group for Zumba in the Park from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday in July and August. By donation.

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  25. Tremendous Twos

    August 31, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Bow Valley Parent Link, Banff

    This is a great opportunity to connect with other families and socialize your child with other little ones the same age (12-24 months). This program will offer fun, age appropriate activities, snacks and songs.

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Council Meetings

  1. Public Hearing Bylaw 421 and Bylaw 362

    August 20, 12:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall, Council Chamber

    A Public Hearing on Bylaw 421 - Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw - Storefront Cannabis Retail, and Bylaw 362 - Appropriate Bedrooms in Required Housing, has been scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018 at noon at Banff Town Hall.

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Settlement Services & Temporary Foreign Worker

  1. Schooling in Canada Parent Orientation

    August 21, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    For ALL immigrant parents with children in school or who will be registering their children for school in 2018/2019. Tuesday, August 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Banff Community High School. Registration is required, contact: settlement.programmer@banff.ca or 403.762.1144. Free childcare and transportation upon request. Breakfast and lunch provided.

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

    August 28, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

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

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  3. Canadian Citizenship Information Session

    August 29, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    This FREE session is for Permanent Residents of Canada who are interested in becoming Canadian citizens.

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The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

  1. Co-Ed Shinny

    August 20, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full equipment is required.

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  2. Drop In Roller Skating

    August 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Roller skating and non-stop music is our idea of a good time! Come out and roll to the tunes of the 70’s. 80’s and 90’s! We have retro wheels available for rent or bring your own inline skates. Everyone welcome! Helmets are required for children 12 and under.

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  3. Family Fun Zone

    August 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Bouncy castles, basketball, ping pong, arts & crafts and so much more! Stop by the Family Fun Zone at The Fenlands. This is a new drop-in program for kids 2-12 and their parents.

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  4. TIME CHANGE Youth Shinny 12yrs & Under

    August 21, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in youth shinny for ages 12 and under. Full equipment required.

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  5. Try Yoga

    August 22, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Concourse at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    If you have never tried yoga and would like to get into a practice, this Try It Yoga class is for you. This gentle beginner practice is a great way to start your day and be introduced to the world of yoga The Town of Banff’s community Try It yoga classes provide you with time to recharge and stretch your body and mind. Feel the energy as you lay your mat alongside members of your community. Our classes can be as challenging or as gentle as you want. Mats, props and instruction is provided on a drop-in basis.

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  6. Family Fun Zone

    August 22, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Bouncy castles, basketball, ping pong, arts & crafts and so much more! Stop by the Family Fun Zone at The Fenlands. This is a new drop-in program for kids 2-12 and their parents.

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  7. TIME CHANGE Co-Ed Shinny

    August 22, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full equipment is required.

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  8. TRY-It Roller Derby

    August 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome to this TRY-IT Roller Derby session hosted by the Town of Banff and the Bow Valley Roller Derby Lady Macs. What to bring: Water bottle, protective gear if you have it (Lady Macs will have some extra helmets, knee pads, wrist pads it needed) and a positive attitude! Pre-registration is required for this event. Please call 403-762-1235 to reserve your spot today as space is limited!

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  9. Family Fun Zone

    August 23, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Bouncy castles, basketball, ping pong, arts & crafts and so much more! Stop by the Family Fun Zone at The Fenlands. This is a new drop-in program for kids 2-12 and their parents.

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  10. TIME CHANGE Public Skating

    August 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome to this drop-in public skate session! Helmets are required for children 12 and under.

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  11. Adult Roller Date Night

    August 24, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Have a date? Bring them! Don’t have a date? Go find one! Then head down to The Fenlands for our adults only (18+) Roller Skating Date Nights! Concession and bar services will be available. Bring your inline / roller skates or rent a pair of our retro wheels!

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  12. Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C

    August 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

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  13. Family Fun Zone

    August 25, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Bouncy castles, basketball, ping pong, arts & crafts and so much more! Stop by the Family Fun Zone at The Fenlands. This is a new drop-in program for kids 2-12 and their parents.

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  14. Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C

    August 26, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

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  15. Public Skating

    August 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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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  16. Drop In Roller Skating

    August 26, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Roller skating and non-stop music is our idea of a good time! Come out and roll to the tunes of the 70’s. 80’s and 90’s! We have retro wheels available for rent or bring your own inline skates. Everyone welcome! Helmets are required for children 12 and under.

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  17. Co-Ed Shinny

    August 27, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full equipment is required.

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  18. Drop In Roller Skating

    August 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Roller skating and non-stop music is our idea of a good time! Come out and roll to the tunes of the 70’s. 80’s and 90’s! We have retro wheels available for rent or bring your own inline skates. Everyone welcome! Helmets are required for children 12 and under.

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  19. Family Fun Zone

    August 28, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Bouncy castles, basketball, ping pong, arts & crafts and so much more! Stop by the Family Fun Zone at The Fenlands. This is a new drop-in program for kids 2-12 and their parents.

    More Details
  20. Youth Shinny 12yrs & Under

    August 28, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in youth shinny for ages 12 and under. Full equipment required.

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  21. Try Yoga

    August 29, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Concourse at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    If you have never tried yoga and would like to get into a practice, this Try It Yoga class is for you. This gentle beginner practice is a great way to start your day and be introduced to the world of yoga The Town of Banff’s community Try It yoga classes provide you with time to recharge and stretch your body and mind. Feel the energy as you lay your mat alongside members of your community. Our classes can be as challenging or as gentle as you want. Mats, props and instruction is provided on a drop-in basis.

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  22. Family Fun Zone

    August 29, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Bouncy castles, basketball, ping pong, arts & crafts and so much more! Stop by the Family Fun Zone at The Fenlands. This is a new drop-in program for kids 2-12 and their parents.

    More Details
  23. Co-Ed Shinny

    August 29, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full equipment is required.

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  24. Drop In Roller Skating

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

    Roller skating and non-stop music is our idea of a good time! Come out and roll to the tunes of the 70’s. 80’s and 90’s! We have retro wheels available for rent or bring your own inline skates. Everyone welcome! Helmets are required for children 12 and under.

    More Details
  25. TIME CHANGE Public Skating

    August 31, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome to this drop-in public skate session! Helmets are required for children 12 and under.

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  26. Adult Roller Date Night

    August 31, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Have a date? Bring them! Don’t have a date? Go find one! Then head down to The Fenlands for our adults only (18+) Roller Skating Date Nights! Concession and bar services will be available. Bring your inline / roller skates or rent a pair of our retro wheels!

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Town Committees

  1. Banff Public Library board

    August 29, 5:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    The Banff Public Library Board is appointed by council and oversees the operation of Banff's public library. Meetings are held in the library board room on the last Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.

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