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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 
Register your float, marching band or organization in the Canada Day parade. Our parade themes this year are Canadian Rockies heritage, multiculturalism and active living in the mountains. The Parade starts at 5p.m.

Parade registration closes June 4 at 5 p.m.

We can always use an extra hand. Please check back closer to Canada Day for information on how you can be part of this special day. We offer a great appreciation package and refreshments throughout the day at 101 Bear Street above the library.  

Plan ahead, come early so you won't get stuck in traffic, and know where to park! Use banffparking.ca, a mobile friendly site, to find parking in Banff and take Roam public transit when you're in town.

The 2014 entertainment selections have concluded. Be sure to have your entertainer submission including a video clip to us by December 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

Schedule of Events
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.
Volunteer Registration
101 Bear St
9 a.m.
Canada Day Sidewalk Art, presented by the Whyte Museum
100 Block Bear St
10 a.m. Family Fun Zone opens High School Field
11:30 a.m. Egg & spoon races High School Field
noon Opening Ceremonies with Mayor Karen Sorensen and Banff National Park Superintendent Dave McDonough
Central Park
noon Artisan Market & food booths open Central Park
Family Fun Zone opens. Enjoy old-fashioned games, inflatable bouncers and crafts in our Family Fun Zone
High School Field, Banff Ave.
12:25 p.m.
Singing of O Canada 
Central Park
12:30 p.m.
First Nations dance by The Hunt Family
Central Park 
12:30 p.m. Sack races for all ages High School Field
1 p.m. David Swanson "Swanee" Central Park 
1 p.m. Red Dance Shoes School of Chinese Dance  High School Field
1:30 p.m.
Pending dance ensemble
Central Park 
2 p.m. Scott Cook vocalist Central Park 
2 p.m.
The Steve Harmer Magic Show
High School Field
2 p.m.
Birthday Cake served by Mayor and Council
Central Park
2 p.m.
Balloon artist & clown Isabelle Cliche
Banff Avenue Square
2:30 p.m.
Red Dance Shoes School of Chinese Dance
Central Park
3 p.m.
The Calgary Fiddlers Central Park 
3 p.m.
Volunteer registration
101 Bear St
3:30 p.m.
Piast Polish Dance Ensemble from Edmonton
Central Park
3:30 p.m.
Balloon artist & clown Isabelle Cliche
Banff Avenue Square
4:30 p.m.
Road closures for the parade - Banff Avenue
Fox Street to Buffalo St
5 - 6:30 p.m.   
Canada Day Parade! from Fox Street to Buffalo Street
Fox St to Buffalo St
7 p.m.
Souls in Rhythm set one Central Park 
8 p.m.
Local Rock Band  TR3 set one
Central Park
9:00 p.m.
Souls in Rhythm - set two
Central Park
10 p.m.
Local Rock Band TR3 - final set Central Park 
11 p.m.
Fireworks. Best views from Central Park
Central Park