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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.

2015 Parade Registration is now open
Register your parade entry in the 2015 Canada Day parade

2014 Parade Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Canada Day Parade judging contest:
  • Walking Entry: Bow Valley Japanese Community
  • Marching Band Entry: Patriots Marching Band
  • Horse Entry: Wild Bill’s
  • Float Entry: The Banff Canoe Club


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The 2015 entertainment selections have concluded. Have your entertainer submission -- including a video clip -- to us by December 31, 2014 to be considered for Canada Day 2015. You can drop your submission off at Town Hall Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or email us at

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We are working on our 2015 line up however; check out the 2014 lineup, it will be a similar format. 

Central Park
noon Opening Ceremonies with Mayor Karen Sorensen and Banff National Park Superintendent Dave McDonough
noon Artisan Market & food booths open
12:25 p.m.
Singing of O Canada 
12:30 p.m.
First Nations dance by The Hunt Family
1 p.m. David Swanson "Swanee"
1:30 p.m.
Local artist Amelie Patterson 
2 p.m. Scott Cook vocalist
2 p.m.
Birthday Cake served by Mayor and Council
2:30 p.m.
Red Dance Shoes School of Chinese Dance
3 p.m.
The Calgary Fiddlers
3:30 p.m.
Piast Polish Dance Ensemble from Edmonton
7 p.m.
Souls in Rhythm set one
8 p.m. Alysse Ernewein
8:15 p.m.
Souls in Rhythm set two
9 p.m. Alysse Ernewein
9:15 p.m.
Local Rock Band TR3 set one
10 p.m. Alysse Ernewein
10:15 p.m.
Local Rock Band TR3 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 Treffery Blackfoot
11:30 a.m. Egg & spoon races
Noon Enjoy old-fashioned games, inflatable bouncers and crafts in our Family Fun Zone
12:30 p.m. Sack races for all ages
1 p.m. Red Dance Shoes School of Chinese Dance
2 p.m.
The Steve Harmer Magic Show
2:30 p.m. Sack races for all ages
4 p.m.  "Blackfoot Medicine Speaks" under the leadership of Treffery Blackfoot

Other Locations 
8 to 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.
Volunteer Registration
101 Bear St.
9 a.m.
Canada Day Sidewalk Art, presented by the Whyte Museum
100 Block Bear St.
3 p.m.
Volunteer registration
101 Bear St.
4:30 p.m.
Road closures for the parade - Banff Avenue
Fox Street to Buffalo St.
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Canada Day Parade! from Fox Street to Buffalo Street
Fox St to Buffalo St

Government of Canada

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.