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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

Food Booth Vendor 
Have a great food booth idea? Apply here before June 1: 

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. Register here and our volunteer manager will get in touch 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
noon Artisan Market & food booths open
Singing of O Canada 
12:30 p.m.
First Nations dance 
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 musician
2:30 p.m.
Piast Polish dance troupe
3 p.m.
Local musician
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 Treffery Deerfoot
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. "Blackfoot Medicine Speaks" under the leadership of Treffery Deerfoot
2 p.m.
The Steve Harmer Magic Show
2:30 p.m. Sack races for all ages
4 p.m. Closing to get ready for the Canada Day parade on Banff Ave

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.
9:30 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.


Special Event

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


The 2015 entertainment selections have concluded. Have your entertainer submission -- including a video clip -- to us by December 31, 2015 to be considered for Canada Day 2016. You can drop your submission off at Town Hall Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or email us at